NBG Studio Session: Gelli Plate Printing
with Mary Maisch
Saturday, June 27, 12-4:00pm at the NBG Studio
$40 members, $50 guests
Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful papers can be used later to make one of a kind artist books, folios, notecards, collages, or gift boxes. Gelli plates are a firm but flexible surface used for rolling out paints, upon which you arrange objects, stencils, or make marks that transfer to a paper when you rub it over the plate. Learn all about it! You’ll take home a sweet stack of papers sure to inspire your next book arts project. This Studio Session is suitable for beginners to advanced painters and printmakers.
In an effort to not share viruses, we will not be sharing materials. This class is limited to six participants so each person may work at their own table.
Gelatin printing plate, commercial or homemade (I use Gelli Arts plates, available at Blick Arts for $16-$35) https://www.dickblick.com/products/gelli-arts-gel-printing-plates/
Rubber brayer, 1-2, available at Michaels or JoAnn’s or Blick Arts
Mark-making tools such as strings, combs, brush, leaves, bubble wrap, etc.
Papers you want to try printing on, including heavy, light, thick, thin, large, small, dark, light, colored, envelopes, book pages, etc.
Favorite acrylic paint colors, plus black and white
Dishpan for personal water supply
Apron or paintable clothing