Mono Printing 101

Today I’m playing with my Gelli Arts® plate and pulling some sample mono prints for my next workshop at CraftFusion on Friday May 22nd.  Every other week or so I will set aside some time to just pull prints and fill up my stash of prints.  I use them for collages on my canvases and art journal pages.

Gelli Plate Printing 1

In the workshop we’ll be using my regular music sheets and book pages, but also Strathmore Printmaking papers.  They are 8″ x 10″ and weigh more than regular copy paper.  They hold up much better to multiple layers of paints and pulls of prints.

Gelli plate printing 2

The first layers I usually do details on the spread paint with texture tools to make a design.

Gelli plate printing 6


The music sheets are still one of my favorite papers to use.  The notes add so much detial.

Gelli plate printing 5

The Strathmore papers come in pads of 40 sheets and sell for about $10.  I plan on using these only for specific projects and patterns.

Gelli plate printing 4

I tried something new with masks and the plate.  I really love how these came out.  It’s a technique that I will definitely teach in my next workshop.

Gelli plate printing 3

So, if you’re in the Metro Phoenix area, please join me at my next workshop and we can create some great prints.  Contact Charmaine at CraftFusion to register.



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