03 January 2012

gelli arts gel printing plate giveaway fun! :)




After my adventures with trying out the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate, the very fine folks over there asked if I would be interested in offering you all a giveaway of a 6" x 6" plate - well of course! :)

So that's what we're doing - leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you'd like to try out printing with a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. On Friday January 6 I'll announce a winner.

I don't know about you but I want to try out new things this year - new art forms or techniques. Keeps the art soul young. So if you've never given this printing method a try, think of it as a youth tonic for your art making skills. :)

And swing on by the Gelli Arts blog. There is some seriously A-W-E-S-O-M-E  art there and really impressive tutorials of the things you can accomplish with this kind of printing.

Below is an example of the excellent things over there but definitely go check out everything over there -  so cool! :)







85 comments:

Kristin L said...

I have had gelatin plate printing on my to try list forever! I admit to being too lazy to actually make a plate though, plus I worry about the humidity where I live; it always makes "setting" things hard. I think Gelli plates might be the answer to my conundrum!

Michigoose said...

Wow...a gel plate that is always ready! Brilliant! Maybe I'd actually get around to making something then! Thanks, Lynn,I've never heard of this product.

Mike said...

this has always intrigued me but, i have never tried it...i think i saw a segment on Quilting Arts..

Joanna Grant said...

It would be very cool to have one of these plates, Lynn. I can see SO many possibilities for creating awesome backgrounds for my collages. Thanks! Joanna

Laura Krasinski said...

ugh !! Lynn... Mike is me.. I don't know how his account is linked to mine..laura krasinski

Elizabeth Gibson said...

I like gelatin plate printing. This would make a neat comparison project.

Barbara Campbell said...

Looks like a great way to get my feet wet trying gel printing!

Kimberly Davis said...

I would love a Gelli! It was on my Christmas list but Santa must have forgotten.

Debbi said...

Gelatin monoprinting has intrigued me or quite a while. But, it always seemed so messy and cumbersome. Watching everyone using their Gelli plates I think the time has come to take the plunge.

Judys Fiber Art said...

I have done the gel printing and have considered getting the plate. I think it takes practice to get good results. Trial and error. Would love to have one.

Aish Shenoy said...

Like you mentioned i want to try out new things in printmaking this year. I have done all the tradional methods of printing on fabric and gelli thing looks interesting and want to give it a try...thankyou
Aish.

Linda D said...

I have been wanting to try monoprinting and think the gelli plate is the perfect way to start!
Count me in on the drawing.

Jackie said...

Ok, I totally want this, I didnt get it for Christmas and am just wanting to try it out sooo bad.

Merrie Jo said...

I tried making gel (Jello) plates...what a lot of work and they don't last for long. Would love to try the Gelli Arts plates. A new product for a New Year! Thanks for the giveaway!

Eileen Cox said...

My mom and I didn't always get along when I was growing up, yet she was always the first to support my artistic tendencies. She bought me a gel printing kit back in the late 60's or early 70's - it came on a flexible backing and you could reprint things from it (like mimeographs - LOL!). I don't remember quite how it worked, but I know I spent copious hours printing out tons of artwork with it. I'd forgotten how neat that was - and it's amazing to see how things come full circle sometimes. I'd love to revisit that fun.

Jennifer Solon said...

I would love a gelli - making real gelatine plates never seems to work out for me. :-)

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

I would love to try their gelli plate and compare it to the home made plate I made out of sure jell...gotta be an improvement

Anonymous said...

Hey, Lynn. I would love a gelli plate. For one, I never think far enough ahead to have a gelatin one made when I want it and I have tons of snow dyed fabric from last year that needs more. I could also use it to make backgrounds for my encaustic work. Thanks. Lera

Gerrie said...

Count me in. I would love to give this a try!!

joke said...

I like a gel plate that is always ready. I love to make prints with a gel plate.

FunkyC said...

I'd like to see how it compares to the homemade version. I'm interested in it's durability and in several ideas I saw on the Gelli Arts website. Plus your results have piqued my interest!

upstateLisa said...

fun! I have used gelatin to print (and that was loads of fun!) but i would love to try a reusable Gelli plate too!

Bonnie / Graybonnie said...

Gelatin plates look fabulous! Would love to try them out.

Mauree said...

WOW! I am impressed with the possibilities. So many wonderful textures and images. I would love to try the Gelli!!!!!!!!!!!

KAM said...

watched the little video..have never used gel plate printing but am intrigued and would love to be the winner and give this a try.
Kristin

Judy Rys said...

I've done gelatin printing before, but this sounds so much easier and doesn't take up refrigerator space. Please count me in!

Beth M said...

I would love to try the gelli arts printing plate. I have made my own gel plates before and had lots of fun with them. Have wanted to try these ones to compare.

Colleen Kole said...

Haven't tried this yet and nice review.

Thanks Lynn!

silkworks922 said...

Awesome is the right word! I must have one of these. So much easier than making (and storing)gelatin plates. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

I've been eager to give the gelatin arts plate a try, particularly after viewing your results. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Angela Grasse said...

I think these plates would be great fun to use! I am sure it would be way easier than making your own gel plate. Angela

Debi said...

this would be really fun to try, never did the real gel plates, to much work :)
Would love to try it out.

francyne said...

I have never tried gelatin printing but this looks like a great way to do it. Probably less messy than gelatin.

marysgranddaughter said...

I'd love to give it a try!

tesuque said...

I love my big Gelli plate. Its little sister (the 6X6) would be perfect for a leaf series I'm contemplating.

Candyce said...

I have made my own gelatin plate and this looks so cool and fascinating and can't wait to try it. Thanks
Candy

Diane said...

I just love to monoprint! Making one's own plate takes forethought of which I usually have little. I would like to print when I have the urge. Thanks for the chance to receive a gelli plate.

Deb H said...

Hi Lynn, the experimenting and posting that you and Judi have due with Gelli plates has me intrigued - I would love to try one!

Beth from Maine said...

I would love to have a chance to win a gelli. Thanks for the offer.

Traci Bunkers said...

I've done gelatin plate printing, and liked it. But it would be great to have a plate ready to go, day or night, when I got the urge to get my art on!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

I started messing around with monoprints last year, and would love to try this out. What with cats and kids, though, I've never gotten around to making a real gelatin plate, so this sounds like the way to go! And thanks to Gelli for sponsoring the giveaway! Cheers, Sarah

lifeofdeb said...

I have used the Gelli plates and they are super easy to use and I really like that they are always ready to go!

ART said...

This looks like a wonderful "tool" and I'd love to try it out! Have always wanted to 'gel print" and this would be a super opportunity. I sure hope I win!
Now I'm going to the gel print site!
Betty

linda colsh said...

faux chine colle = great idea! count me in for the drawing (if I am not already too late).

Sandy said...

I love experimenting and try out new things. Your post made this seem like something I need to do.

Barb said...

A gel print pad ready to go at a moment's notice! I always want to print NOW, and don't want to have to make the darned thing and then WAIT for it to set up. THis sounds like heaven.

Sandy said...

"Try out new things this year" is my mission exactly! I would love to try gelatin plate printing and the gelli arts gel printing plate would be such a catalyst. Thanks for the motivation!

mealwaysasusual said...

Oh...my...GOODNESS! I've really been wanting to try printing so badly, having started last year a 365 (art a day) project as what one would certainly consider a "beginning" mixed media artist. I've struggled a bit with getting started even -anywhere- with printing, and having watched a video of this, I know this would really get me started. I'd sure love to do so! Thanks so much for even giving us a chance, and I love having your mail in my inbox every day...

mealwaysasusual said...

Oh...my...GOODNESS! I've really been wanting to try printing so badly, having started last year a 365 (art a day) project as what one would certainly consider a "beginning" mixed media artist. I've struggled a bit with getting started even -anywhere- with printing, and having watched a video of this, I know this would really get me started. I'd sure love to do so! Thanks so much for even giving us a chance, and I love having your mail in my inbox every day...

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

I have done alittle gelatin printing but have been thinking of trying this neat tool.

Misty said...

I'd love to try this. Keep meaning to try the technique and this requires less prep which means I'd be more likely to do it. I love monoprinting!

Susie Krage said...

I had not heard of Gelli Plates until your post. They look like a wonderful item to add to my art cloth tool box.

Susie K.

Sue Andrus said...

The results you got from playing with the gelatin plate got me thinking about trying it again... The new gel plates look so wonderful in that the mess and time to prepare the plate is gone! I would love to have a chance to win one to try!

Linda M said...

Count me in - you could actually be spontaneous with one of these, not have to plan ahead and make the plate.

Tawney said...

This sounds like such a great product. It's hard to plan and have room in the fridge, etc. Would love to win.

Carol said...

Ohh, I've been wanting one of these plates!

Anonymous said...

I have done some printing with a gelatin plate and would love to do some printing with the gelli- with paper and fabric.
Erin
jim.erin@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

I have done some printing with gelatin and would love an opportunity to try the gelli - with both paper and fabric.
Erin
jim.erin@rogers.com

Diane in Boston said...

Like everyone else, I think this would be fun to try and less messy and "more instant" than the real thing.

janice said...

Would love to try this. I bought gelatin and then never made a plate. This seems so much easier, although I realize you loose the serendipity of the plate disintegrating.

Dominie Nash said...

I had just heard about these plates--I have done the "real" thing and keep putting off doing more as it is such a mess. Looking foreard to trying this.

Dominie Nash

Anonymous said...

Living in Australia I find that it takes longer for new products to become available. I would love to be one of the first here to experiment and print with the gel plate. Lynn, it seems that you are only limited by your imagination. Thanks
Jennifer

Jennifer C said...

Sorry Lynn meant to put my name.

Living in Australia I find that it takes longer for new products to become available. I would love to be one of the first here to experiment and print with the gel plate. Lynn, it seems that you are only limited by your imagination. Thanks
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have a gelli plate. My gelatin plates are either too watery or stick in the pan. Oh well, guess that's why I'm the Goddess of Flame

Debi Bright
disdocent@aol.com

elegant_flea said...

Well, I purchased all the necessary supplies to make a gel plate only to find that it will break down within a short time. I understand the Gelli Plate will last through many many prints and I'm stoked. I'm one for picking up things on the street, and my friends think I am crazy, but I want to show them just what can be done with a gel print. Thanks for the chance to try one out.

Yes Mam! Fiber Art said...

So cool! I want to do this!

Thanks for the give-away!

Mary Ann

elle said...

I don't quite understand how this works but you are right, we need to try new things.

Sue said...

Wow! Chine colle - I love the look and hve tried to create my own. This is great - it makes it easy!
Thanks,

Elise said...

I really dig that new gelli plate...I might actually have the time to do some printing if I had one! Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun. I had one on my Amazon list at Christmas, but no one got it for me!

--Lorraine

Vivian Helena said...

wow,, love what you are doing with the Gel Plate...I love experimenting, and glad to see you were trying out other types of paints. It is really nice of them to offer a drawing..
All sorts of printing would be made easier with the Gelatin Plate.

gatheredthreads said...

I've only tried monoprinting using a piece of glass. I'd love to try a gelli plate!

Linda Branch Dunn said...

I teach in a reclaimed 60s school building: my room gets so hot in the winter real gelatin plates come apart. I'd use that little plate for a tester - to show results to the administration and talk them into buying a set for their art school.

Karen Markley said...

this is way easier than making your own plate! I love the results. Can't wait to try my own gelli arts gel printing plate! It's going to be a great creative year!

Julie said...

I love making my own fabric using all kinds of printing techniques and I have been wanting to play with a gel printing plate for ages. It would be amazing to have one to play with and not to have to keep mixing up the powder. Thank you for this chance to win one.

jordiw said...

I want one to cut up like you did yours, so I have little cubes to use! I love the one I have and I can't bring myself to cut it up.

Brandizzle said...

I have recently taken to the task of re-decorating my home. I want to decorate with only items made by my family. For now I have been making large prints of photographs I have taken, and have started with screen printing.
A Gelli printing plate would be a great addition to my arsenal of craft-making tools. It looks like a fun and easy tool to get the whole family involved in making our home more beautiful and personal.
Thanks

Susan Cepin said...

Ooh! I'd like this gel plate because it looks like so much fun! The samples on their website are beautiful.

Jay said...

I would love to try the gel plate! My studioQ bunch and I made the gelatin plates that were described in Quilting Arts one issue last year and had a blast with them!! But they tear pretty easy so I would love to try a more permanent set!

Sandy said...

I've been eyeing this gel printing plate for a while now - can't wait to try it out, or just make my own to try.

jan b. said...

I consider myself a technique junkie and this looks like a lot of FUN!

marshaleith said...

don't know if it is too late to enter, but I would love one of these plates!

Jill said...

I would love one of these Gel Plates...but I live in the UK - cannot find a distributer..YET - but I'll keep looking....

Jill

Rox Boyce said...

I would so love to win the Gelli plate after searching all night for an aussie supplier and after watching many Youtube clips I am so there, help me save my paypal account please LOL !! This would be the best new tool for my art journaling, thanks for the opportuity and good luck everyone :)

Faye said...

The Gelli Arts video looked so cool. I would love to win this.