Visited one of the other Venture groups today (Venture Three) and spent a couple of hours playing with Gelli Plate printing. I took along my bought one and the seven group members that were there had brought along the ones they had made from Gelatine and Glycerine. Everyone seemed to have fun.
The following are some of the prints I created ....
This print used Golden acrylic. Leaves were laid onto the Gelli Plate after it was inked and a sheet of paper was then rollered over the top of them. This was removed together with the leaves. A second print was then made onto a piece of cartridge paper which had previously had the bird print made on it. The paint trapped under the leaves produced the lovely colouration. Think it was a mixture of Payne's Grey and Quinacridone Azo Gold.
This print was just a bit of fun and also a trial to see what happened. The letters were stuck onto a piece of cardboard using double sided tape. (The letters were placed the correct way round) The block was sealed with white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. The block was then pressed onto the inked up Gelli Plate.
The block at the bottom of this piece was made by a Formy block that had been heated and pressed onto a piece of heavy card which had previously been texturised with Modelling paste. In the absence of a press I achieved a much better image this way than a straight print from the original block. The paint was cheap black acrylic.