I've been playing with my Gelli Plate, well.....obsessively. I have purchased about 8,000,000 stencils and a ton of paint. Plus I am using up paint that I have LITERALLY had since college. Then I bought a heat tool and plastic to make my own stencils. I am having an absolute BLAST. Here's the current stack of prints in process:
Yes I know, obsessive. So now I have forced myself to stop making new ones, and DO something with the ones I already made.
I did a couple of journal pages using some, and I will continue to do that a bunch. Some I just love as they are; I'll stick those in a journal too. But I had some REAL fun last night and cut a new stencil.
It's my Greta! I used a drawing I did of her a while back. I cut the stencil out for the first time over the weekend. It was my first more "complicated" stencil, and I learned a LOT. #1 - my heat gun is too hot! It warped the plastic pretty bad, making it hard to get a clean image through the stencil.
Fortunately I am an art supply hoarder, so I have a heat regulator thingy that I use with my soldering iron for stained glass work. It worked just fine with the heat tool, and I was able to cut a much better stencil.
I love the result! FUN, right?! My baby girl on some of my favorite prints!
I am having way too much fun with this Gelli Plate. I think I have convinced friends to buy at least 10 of them, so I'm thinking Gelli Arts may want to go ahead and send me a commission check?