Another Play Day with Kay – Gelli-prints

Kay Hill-Hatten and I managed to schedule another play day together. This time we went to Kay’s house and did some gelatin printing using her gelli-plates and water-soluble inks. We spent all day printing and over-printing. Kay was printing on card stock to make into cards. I brought some of my tea bag papers, tyvek, home-made papers, and other papers made from tissue papers. Some were pre-painted and pre-stamped.

Gelli-print papersKay cut a number of beautiful leaves from her yard, but we ended up not using them. We had so many other things to use as resists for the ink: ribbons with little leaves, yarns, cut-outs made from Tyvek, rick-rack, and circle ribbons. We did some stamping. We also made some stamps from the foam blocks that you heat and then imprint a design into it. We had so much fun just creating new papers.

Here’s a photo of some of the papers that I made. Most of them need some more work. I think the more layers you have on them, the better. So we are planning another play day to add some additional mediums to them.

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