Patty (Magpie's Nest), Penny (A Penny for your Thoughts), Dina Wakley (Ponderings), Jenny (Texterial), Jane Davies (Collage Journeys), and Kate Crane(The Kathryn Wheel)
had me dying to own one of my own!! If you click on their links it should take you right to their posts on gelatin printing, along with their fabulous examples. I'm sure I've seen other bloggers post examples but I can't remember them all unfortunately (note to self to jot things down as I see them!). If any of those who visit here would like to share a link I'd be happy to post it.
I ordered mine from dickblick.com but you can also order it from Gelli Arts website. Gelli Arts also has a fabulous blog full of tips, techniques, tutorials and videos! Of course as soon as it arrived I readied my space and materials for first thing in the morning.
The following are samples of my very first results. All prints were done on Staples cardstock as recommended to start but I plan on playing with lots of other substrates including fabric-the possibilities are endless!
These are the supplies I used for mark making :
I also used a handful of acrylic paints in various colors, along with a brayer. These are the results:
These are first prints.
These are 8 1/2" x 11" so I plan on cutting them into 4 small pieces and using them to add more inks and things over top using techniques form the Gelli Arts blog. I'll post them once I'm done. If they turn out OK I'll use them as backgrounds for cards.
I hope you've been inspired to check out this wonderful product along with the artists' links at the top of this post. I'm linking this to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Art Journal Everyday blog challenge along with a "new to me" challenge blog: Paint Party Friday. here's to new discoveries and new inspirations-cheers!
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot