Wednesday, 20 March 2013

WOYWW #198-Gelli on a Plate

Woyww #198.. go here for details at Julia's
 Well not real Jelly, but the Gelli plate.   I don't have anything on my desk at the mo, as I have just recovered from all the stress etc from last week.   ~So I thought I would show you my first efforts with the Jelli plate via a class I did with Andy Skinner on Sunday at the Craft Barn.  It was a fab class and not too stressy as we were only playing to get used to the plate in the morning.  The Blue.Green is my 1st effort, using fibres, embossing plates masks etc to create the effect.  2nd different colours.
 3rd is just laying fibres randomly and it seems to have come out like a skull!  Well I think so.  The top one is putting white on the reminder of colour on the plate and it pulls the rest of the blue with it...
 These two are the ghost impressions, ie the bits of paint left over after 1st impressions.
 Same here......
 This is using the impression made and adding, using white and black for contrast.  The main background is using only 3 colours.
Last but not least , this is done on acetate and reverse impression.  a technique I found difficult to understand when Andy was explaining, I think I was having a blond moment(apologises to all the blonds out there).  But I finally got it.  Have a good day all....


  1. Looks like you had fun! It's good to just "play" with no expectations or pressure sometimes.

  2. Looks fab! I've seen/heard a lot about these Gelli plates! May have to check them out. Enjoy desk hopping. Take care Zo xx 87

  3. Everything looks lovely!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Amy #97

  4. how cool. they look great
    caroline #99 (akilli melek)

  5. Wow, you got a lot done in the day. Great to have a play like that.
    Reason for my no 2 is one of the 'early hour walks that ladies of a certain age do'. I did a slight detour and opened the computer lid and voila - it was on so I joined in and then crawled back to bed.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet xx (2)

  6. Looks like much fun! Love anything with bright colors at the moment and I'm so glad you're back! Hope you're recovered very soon :-) Liebe Gruesse, Suzanne

  7. These are looking fab!
    I think I might need to invest in a gelli plate...

  8. Looks like you had a good time playing with your Geli plate. I had a wonderful session with mine the other day.
    So pleased that you're recovering from the trauma of your trip.
    Happy Wednesday, Love Karin #142

  9. Love those "ghost impressions", Francesca!

    Looks like you had a lot of fun with the Gelli Plate!
    Have a wonderful WW!

    Claudia x

  10. An interesting post. My Gelli plate arrived yeasterday but I haven't had time to play with it yet. I wish I had a local class to go to. There is not a lot of crafting out here in Spain, so I have to make do with online tutorials. But I am looking forward to finding out what I can do with it. Kate x #57

  11. I think I really need to see one of these plates up close and see how it is used as I am not sure what it is all about but I do love the backgrounds you have created
    Have a wonderful WOYWW
    Ria #44

  12. i'm sure i'd have problems understanding a reverse impression technique (and yes, i'm a blonde :) ) oftentimes you just need to do it, then you learn... you are certainly creating some amazing backgrounds!!
    and thanks for dropping by already and leaving a lovely comment - i really appreciate it!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 7

  13. Gorgeous backgrounds, great work with the Gelli plate.

  14. LOVE your designs. Pretty colors too. The swirls in the second to the last picture is soooo neat! Happy Wednesday! Sue#126

  15. wow, I am so nvious! I want a gelli plate, maybe one day!! Looks like you had tons of fun playing with it! Thanks for visiting me today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  16. Well I for one am impressed. As your first attempts these look rather good to me. Happy belated WOYWW and thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny x

  17. Another WOW! I have heard the term Gelli plate (?) but never seen one or what it does. Those results look fab. I think I need to investigate further :)
    Happy WOYWW
    Karen @ #167

  18. These are awesome, Francesca. I've heard of Gellis, but haven't ever used them. Blessings!

  19. I am seriously tempted to get one of these - I feel it leaping into my basket. Love all the effects, especially the last two.

  20. So far resisted Gelli Plates and now see there is a learning curve. Will send a friend over to visit your blog as she is wanting to know which size is the best.