Saturday, November 09, 2013

Gelli Plate and Linocuts

I had the idea of making some lino cuts and using these with the Gelli Plate, I am sure it is not a new idea but new to me. I think it has some potential, especially using some of the background ideas from Carla Sonheim.

 Some of these were made on pages taken out of my sketchbook and I need to proceed in a more thoughtful way and on better paper.

 One advantage I noticed is that the background using acrylic dries quickly and can then be layered with the printing inks (or vice versa), whereas when I made a linocut background and then put another print using water based printing inks on top it took a long time to be dry to the touch.

In the one above you can see that some of the ink transferred to the plate from a previous print to which I had added a background.

Bye the way 'hello' to new followers and thank for reading.


  1. I love this combination - largely black and white so no surprise to me that I like them ...

  2. I saw them on Flickr a while ago but I really enjoyed the opportunity to see more of them here. I love the designs and your choice of colour, very very interesting work!

  3. I am also just experimenting with my new gelli plate ... inspiring to look at the patterns you've created!

  4. I love these. The neutral colors are spot on as well!

  5. This is a very good idea,
    Wonderful Motive und die Farben sind pretty

  6. Just wanted to say how much your blog has inspired me to get back to work. Your sketchbooks are just beautiful.

  7. I just wanted to stop by and say what an inspiration your work is to getting me back to creating. Such beautiful work. Thank you


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