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DIY permanent gelli plate

A couple of days ago I discovered a great technique for so-called monoprinting. If you don't know what I mean, this video should be interesting for you:

But in all video tutorials everybody used gelli plates which are not available to purchase in stores I usually buy artistic supplies. And because Youtube supposedly knows everything, I tried to find a simple recipe to make it myself. I've tried one tutorial, but the result was catastrophic, then I found this one:

And thanks to lovely lady at Craft Castle, I've made myself two gelli plates that don't fall apart and don't require being stored in the fridge.

I bought gelatine in Hofer (Aldi in UK) and used 4 of them. Used 2,5 dcl of glycerin and same amount of hot water. The result was two small gelli plates, but I didn't like them to be so soft, so I just tore them apart, put tem in microwave for a minute or two to melt completely and then left it to cold in a refrigerator. They've got a more consistent form, not so jelly as in a video, but I prefer it that way.

My first try with gelli plate was quite funny because I've seen too much tutorials and mixed everything together :D But after two or three times I got a grip and started to like it a lot. This is one of first things I did (using my husband's book from university, gelli plate, acrylic colors, white gel pen and silver marker).

If you are interested about trying this technique there are numerous video tutorials and when you do try it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do.


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