Gelli, Gelli, Bo Gelli, Banana Fanna, Fo

Gelli Plate frenzy going on this past weekend.  I got the new round one and used that for a while, but wanted to go back to my big plate, where I can really get messy and just print until I am exhausted and can’t wield those big 20×28 sheets any more…So Sunday morning before dawn – that darkest hour, you know, when the coffee is hot and strong and I am the only one awake, I got my Gelli mojo going. I used a whole bunch of StencilGirl stencils just playing around…A big need to re-stash, is that a word?  Well that’s what I did because my printed supply was gone baby, so gone. If you are interested in what I used, the whole list is below after the photos.  My faves were overprinting over metallic black tempura paint that was already on some sheets, ghostly and good. The prints on recycled tyvek envelopes came out great too, nice and crisp. But they all filled my soul with pure joy.  I am a monoprinting maniac, it moves so much energy in a good way because my WHOLE body is in it….kind of like a dance.  Click on any of the photos to make them bigger…


IMG_0230IMG_0235Over black tempura


IMG_0224leaves, leaves and more leaves


IMG_0222catalyst blade marks over stencils and all the lovely pick-up from the plate.

IMG_0231multi printed page with pick up from the plate


Printing on tyvek on the inside of the envelope which can now be re-used for more mail.

The stencils I used are these:

Honey Comb Stencil by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch



Striped Leaves Stencil by Terri Stegmiller



What’s the Point Stencil by Nathalie Kalbach

L182-2T-1And the Farmer’s Market Stencil by Daniella Woolf








17 Responses to “Gelli, Gelli, Bo Gelli, Banana Fanna, Fo”

  1. Jo Murray October 30, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    LOVE the Gelli plate….but I need MUCH more time.

  2. jan October 30, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    What fun! You have some great stencils to use. 20×28? Is your gelli plate that size or just your paper? That is pretty big. As soon as I have my quilt off my table I might have to break out my gelli plate again. It is the six inch size one. Is bigger better????

  3. Bleubeard and Elizabeth October 30, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    I would love to own a Gelli plate. I keep asking for one for Christmas, and this will be the third year I’ve asked, but no one has ever taken me seriously.

    I’m curious about your tyvek. Every envelope I get has that red “priority mail” stamped on it now. I haven’t gotten any that wasn’t made by USPS in a long time, so it’s hard to recycle them using paint. I need a good way to paint them, but Ive never found anything that doesn’t chip off after a few days (or hours). Any advice would be gladly welcome.

  4. Kay Wallace October 30, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    What a fun early (very early) morning for you, my friend! I have several favorites as I scrolled up and down (more than once, mind you), but my A-#-1 is definitely the yellow and orange leaf pattern! I have a project for today, but, when I get the decks cleared, I am going to make more Gellies!

  5. Marilyn J. Rock October 30, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Luscious prints – great patterns and colors. You are magical with the Gelli plate and stencils! xxoo

  6. Jane October 30, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Corrine, wish I could stay home today and play.. so inspiring! However, work is calling…

  7. Carolyn Dube October 30, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    Loving the Gelli on the black- I don’t use black that often but I may need to rethink that after seeing such great papers here!

  8. lyle baxter October 30, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    Super! I like the black too maybe because its almost Halloween!

  9. Judy Shea October 30, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I thought I smelt something burning.. it was you doing gelli printing. LOL. Really, Corrine, these are great prints. Oh what we can do.

  10. Dorthe October 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    OH I love the two multiprinted ones on top, such gorgeous colours, showing the patterns ,so beautifully off, Corrine. I can see you dancing to and fro, to make those fantastic prints with your plate. I hope I can soon start using mine .
    Hugs,from Dorthe

  11. sharon October 31, 2013 at 1:09 am #

    These are super, wild, so interesting, I don’t even have appropriate words, just love!

  12. Kat October 31, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Lots of fun here Corrine, it’s great to get messy and play!!

  13. Kim Mailhot October 31, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Fabulous ! You got some gorgeous stuff. The batik looking ones slay me.
    Those are awesome stencils too. Perhaps a stencil girl order for Xmas for me !
    Happy Mess Making !

  14. terri stegmiller October 31, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Love your prints! I just got a jumbo gelli plate and I’m so looking forward to playing with it.

  15. Dawn November 1, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    OMG how did I miss this one!!!! Gorgeous prints Corrine, I can just see you dancing with your paint tee hee.
    Huge hugs x

  16. Terrie -Creative Explorer November 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Wow – LOVE those gellis…..I’m so inspired to get mine out again. I was thinking about it yesterday but got busy making mail art. Watching Seahawks now (OMG they’re losing 🙁 ) but as soon as the game’s over, I think it’s time to try gelli again.

  17. Marjie Kemper November 15, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Gorgeous prints ~ love that honeycomb, especially!

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