Third Generation Gelli Plate Printing Tutorial

Hi again everyone.  I finally had time to do some more printing with my Gelli Plate to complete my experiment with doing multiple generations of prints from an original.  You can see my previous posts from March 7 and March 9 for the history on this project.

Basically, I wanted to see how far from the original images I could get by scanning some Gelli-printed papers and making subsequent generations of printing.  In each case I took the page and scanned it and printed it on a color laser printer and then took it back to do more Gelli-printing on that new page to create yet another generation.  Sound confusing?  Perhaps the photos will explain.

In each series, going from left to right, you'll see the first generation print, then the second and finally the third.  I stopped at three for fear of making these prints too muddy to be used.  Yes, occasionally I do exercise a bit of restraint, hard as that is to believe.

This really opens up lots of possibilities of what you can do with your Gelli-printed papers just by scanning them for future use.  And I always love discovering ways to re-use my art without having to reinvent the wheel every time.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas and can put them to use yourself.  Be sure to drop me a note if you have any questions on the process or if I can clarify something for you.

Have an artful day, my friends!


sandy said...

Thanks Joanna that was interesting. I've got 2 gelli plates and haven't gotten to use them yet. You give me inspiration

Joanna Grant Art said...

Well, Sandy, I hope you'll break 'em out soon and try 'em out! LOL.
You will soon become an addict just like me. Have fun! Joanna

marsha said...

wow- I really, really like the third set. I copied your images from your other post and hope to play with them soon.

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Thanks, Joanna! I scan my print to use as backgrounds for digital work but never thought of printing them off the computer and printing over them. Great idea!!