Gelli Rub My Belly Love

I finally got around to getting a Gelli printing plate and I am in love. Smooshing paint around the plate feels just like finger painting.  I realized my brayer was missing, so I simply used an old credit card and soft brushes to make marks and swirls and I used lightly coffee dyed muslin as the printing surface.  I also overprinted areas quite liberally and experimented with what could happen in a playful way without worrying about the outcome.  Here’s the end result flapping in the wind.And some close-ups

Can’t wait to begin stitching on these and carve some new stamps and masks to work with this.  It is dead easy, and kept me going for two hours on the cloth, paper and a accordian book I am working on as well.  Why did I wait so long????????????

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19 Responses to “Gelli Rub My Belly Love”

  1. Bleubeard and ELizabeth June 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    I really MUST get one of those gelli plates. The problem is even the small ones are beyond my budget. But I’m tired of using a plexiglass plate or unflavored gelatin. These look beyond fun. They look like a super way to PLAY.

  2. Dianne Nunn June 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Corrine, there is always such joy in the work you do. I don’t dare try any more techniques until I clean up my mess.

    Do I detect a little bit of textile work creeping in?

  3. Karen June 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    you may have convinced me. I adore gelatin printing, but it’s kind of a pain to make and keep the gelatin block. does the gelli plate last forever? your fabric looks wonderful

  4. Angela June 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Super cool! I especially love the turquoise color in the prints! Can’t wait to see what you stitch on them!
    Angela

  5. lyle baxter June 17, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    looks like fun without the work! love the colors!

  6. Snap June 17, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    You had fun! You know I love color….

  7. sharon June 17, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    I don’t know what Gelli rub is but you have done it fantastically! I am in love with this Corrine! This is some serious great fabric!

  8. audrey June 17, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Well, Corrine, once again you have made colorful, fun, wonderful art! I watched a video about the Gelli Plate and it truly did look easy and fun. I am very tempted to give it a try, but it is going to have to wait as I have way too much going on right now.
    I am certainly loving seeing what you make every time you post!
    audrey ♥

  9. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen June 17, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Happy flapping indeed, Corrine, these are awesome! What kind of paint did you use?
    I too have a couple of unused gelli plates waiting, and quite a few gelatine packets from before that as well. It looks like so much fun, messy playful fun.

  10. Anni June 17, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Wow Corrine you fabric made with a gelli printing plate looks fantastic, look forward to seeing you fabric pieces again after you have added some embroidery stitches on them.
    Hugs Anni

  11. Julie June 17, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    You’ve got some great marks with your playing Corrine and wonderful colours too. My Gelli plate is still in its packet, can you believe it? I really must find the time to play.

  12. Elizabeth Woodford June 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    I Do NOt Know how you held out so long!! How could you stop after only two!!!!???? Now at some point you need to try it on a gelatin plate that you pour yourself!! I am in love with this process and I have started working with Thermofax screens over th top fo the gelatin plates!!!! Makes my fingers itch to do some printing today!!!! have fun with the stitching!! these clothes are glorious!!!!

  13. Kim Mailhot June 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Fun fun fun aren’t they ?!?!?! I love your results on these great bits of fabric. And that orange ? Yummmmmmm!
    Happy Playing !

  14. Becca June 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    So cool, I can’t wait to see what else you do with them. I love the stitching idea!

  15. s June 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow. These are wonderful. So colorful.

  16. Terrie -Creative Explorer June 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    I have considered and rejected the Gelli belly whatever doodad for quite a while, telling myself I don’t need it, there are plenty of other techniques to try, blah, blah, blah. Yet every time I see someone else’s experimenting and results, I think “I want one of those”. You may have pushed me over the edge…..just looks like so much fun and the company videos make it look easy and enticing. I must need a little gift for…..um, Start of Summer?! Isn’t that gift worthy? 🙂 Love your results!

  17. Barbara Dunn June 19, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    Wow! Love the colors, and prints you got! I think I want to try!

  18. Michelle Webb June 19, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I love this idea, I have not seen it before. Your colours are gorgeous too. Michelle x

  19. Carlene Taylor Simmons June 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Just had to stop in and say – You made me do it! – and – Thanks! I have a BFA in Fibers. Never took to mono printing and always felt I could REALLY like it. Had read about making your own gel plate. Little kids, limited art time, never happened. Read your blog post. Indulged in me a Gelli plate. Got it yesterday. Printed some last night after family all asleep. LOVE!!! Thank you Corrine!

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