2:00 AM Gelli Run

Or was that pizza?  2:00 a.m., yes you read it right.  Boing awake and decided to start Carolyn’s gelli class.  Since it was 2:00 a.m. I kind of got obsessed with mostly one stencil(brain fog) and just kept using it over and over and over, but I was entranced with how it was printing for me.  Different papers made their way onto the big plate. Some 80lb vellum I use as my desk cover and then for so much more.  File folders, those art to borrow papers that tear out of Somerset Studio, some corrugated, a watercolor drawing I didn’t like, some other watercolor papers with glittery paint on them and a style sheet with tags and trims from a scrapbook paper and a couple scrapbook paper leftovers.  Two hours and a complete mess was made.

Yes, I have rigged a small clothesline in my studio to hang wet stuff and also piled it all over the floor too.

I also discovered that I like using the brayer on the back of some of those papers to really pull the paint up through the stencil and then those I did not get jazzed about got the paint spread out with the brayer over what was already printed.  Kind of like monoprint over monoprint, over, well, you get the idea…even the gelli plate at the end looked good to me so I decided it was time to quit…hopefully back to bed again and sleeping by the time you see this.



29 Responses to “2:00 AM Gelli Run”

  1. Marilyn J. Rock April 2, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    I love these! I need to do more playing with the Gelli plate. Your colors are so vibrant and the patterns are terrific! xxoo

  2. sharon April 2, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    What a wonderful grouping….and exploration! it looks like a sunshiny day to me!

  3. Carolyn Dube April 2, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    I could get lost in your prints! Genius to rig up the clothesline! Hope you get some sleep!

  4. Dawn April 2, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    What a brilliant way to celebrate 2.00am sweetie (poor you though!), you have created some gorgeous papers to play with and I bet you had a ball doing it!! Hope you managed to get back to sleep.
    Huge hugs x

  5. lyle baxter April 2, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Hope you are still snoozing! your delis look warm and sunny! wish the new day was the same but next week says the weather guru! meanwhile make flags from your sunny paper and hang them for the birds to see! they look so cheerful!

  6. Karen April 2, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    you took great advantage of your insomnia. Love those layers upon layers. Hope you got some good sleep afterwrard

  7. Kat April 2, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Oh yes looks like lots of sunny days, you’re certainly welcoming back the sun with these!

  8. Dianne Nunn April 2, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Good use of insomnia Corrine, beautiful colours and patterns.

  9. lisagrahamart April 2, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Oh that dreadful wonderful insomnia. I really love all of these colorful and patterned in such a way the my eyes were captivated for a while. Now get some sleep lady. xo

  10. Janet Ghio April 2, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    You made some great papers! Did you ever get back to sleep?

  11. Kimbucha April 2, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Cool gencillings…stencgellies?! Superhero must have been wondering what’s up when you came back to bed smelling like paint!

  12. jan April 2, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    You made good use of your time although surely sleeping would have been better had you been able. Was the sleeplessness caused by the siren call of the gelli plate, or vice versa?

  13. Pamela April 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Those are wonderful — I want to come over and play — but not at 2AM!

  14. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen April 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    I would so love to be a fly on your studio wall as you printed the night away. Well done creating so much beauty at 2 am!! The more I see of your Gelli art, the more I want to unwrap my plates that have been sitting in a drawer for ages. It looks totally liberating and wonderfully messy.

  15. Dorthe April 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    What an energy at that time of the night, Corrine- WOW-
    I love the yellow-pink-orange colours together, and all the fantastic patterns you achived- wonderful to wake up to, and to use in art to come!

  16. Terrie -Creative Explorer April 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    You are certainly having a fabulous time with your little plate! It seems like each experiment brings more beauty into the world. This sure looks like an excellent stencil to get lost in…..

  17. Jo Murray April 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I actually saw a Gelli plate for the first time the other day….I must get one.

  18. mary helen fernandez stewart April 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Yes it is cold here…and maybe tomorrow the daffodils will open up. I love how your mono prints have progressed into quite interesting and complex textures and wonderful color play. I hope you can catch up on your rest…when I was healthy during my college years I could pull this off…but my body has a very different strength. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez stewart

  19. jill April 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    wow, you do good work in the middle of the night! Just love all your warm colors. So many textures, all the prints are top notch! good stuff, so fun to read about.

  20. annie! April 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    OH. WOW! You had a super successful 2 hours. I always get up and play if I can’t sleep. So glad you use your time wisely.

  21. Emma April 3, 2013 at 3:25 am #

    These are lovely & bright – I love the build up of layers. The doors you did recently are beautiful, too.

  22. Kris April 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Geez! this is so cool. I think getting up at 2am agrees with your muse!

  23. Victoria April 4, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Wowness…these are all so fabulous and full of life..like an array of energy imprints and vibrational magic to explore..! Gorgeous color palettes..and mesmerizing shapes..dazzling!
    Thanks for sharing your creative magic!
    Shine on
    Wishing you a fantastic day!

  24. Annie April 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Sounds better than sleeping! THe golden ones are glowing…so inspired by your constant creating!

  25. Kay Wallace April 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    I began my Gelli journey this morning, Corrine, and (as part of a challenge) kept using a flower stencil over and over–just changing the colors of paint and the position of the stencil. I, too, like the results from using the same stencil! Great minds think alike! 😉 I love your prints and that stencil is “da bomb!” I think Carolyn has that same stencil and I am thinking I need it, too! Enjoy your class!

  26. Marjie Kemper April 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    These are so vibrant and rich! And I love the clothesline idea. The first time I saw a shot of your studio I got clothesline envy!

  27. Meihsia Liu April 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Wow.. these all look gorgeous! ^_^

  28. Bleubeard and ELizabeth April 7, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    You have the most incredible stencils. And you know exactly how to use them. I can’t get a gelli plate, but I sure want to try some of this monoprint on monoprint concept. It is incredible.

  29. Maria McGuire April 10, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    2:00 looks good on you! Beautiful prints. The close-line GENIUS!!!!

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