Friday, 17 October 2014

Booking NOW! Gelli Plate Monoprinting

Do you know about the BIGGEST most addictive new printing craze? You can print your own papers!

Gelli Arts have taken the old ways of mono printing with a tray of home made gelatine and made a fantastic Gelli plate that enables us to make fabulous printed papers and fabrics without the need for a printing press.

The results are always surprising and the colour combinations and patterns that you can produce are simply amazing!





On the 15th November we will be having a Gelli Printing workshop in Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead. We will be experimenting with lots of lovely colour and many different ways to make pattern on paper and card. We will even make some prints on silk.

You will go home with lots of prints to play with but during the day I will also show you how to go further with your prints by learning how to embellish them with drawing, how to use them in Art Journals and for collage, and we will discuss how to use them to make repeat patterns for greetings cards and fabric prints.We will also use some of the techniques from our new Cut Shape Stitch book!

Sometimes the prints are vivid; a riot of colour! You can also choose to make them subtle and gentle.

These ones below were very muted. They were actually the last prints from a session when the plate was almost clean. I have used the suggestion of the subtle patterns  and colours to guide my  doodles into unexpected fantasy scenes.




Even the smallest of torn snippets are lovely enough  to save for using as woven strips or landscape collages.

So do you fancy having ago? It is easy and such a lot of FUN. The day costs £65 and includes everything except lunch and an apron! Contact me through my website: www.paulawatkins.co.uk

Places are limited because I have only 10 Gelli Plates. Hope to see you there x


11 comments:

  1. Just love these prints - delicious beyond measure!

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  2. Thanks so much Win, the whole process is so addictive and I love how I can never really predict what is going to appear.

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  3. Hi, please can you tell me what time it starts? I would need to travel from Kent or organise accommodation overnight. Pls email me: helen.stewart62@hotmail.co.uk. Many thanks

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  4. Hi Helen, It starts at 10 and finishes at 4. Boxmoor is very near to Hemel Hempstead station. I will email you. x

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  5. I love your work and wish I didn't live the other side of the country! This workshop sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much Heather. I wish you lived nearer too! I had a look at your blog; I love your books.

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  6. Wow Paula, I just love the prints you have drawn on. A bit biased, as I love your drawings on anything.

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy. And thanks for visiting my little blog xx

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  7. Do you ever do any classes in Kent Please?

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    1. Hello Why Ducks! I can come to Kent if I'm invited by a group. I love doing visits so let me know if you'd like more information x

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