Sunday, July 28, 2013

Gelli Printing Techniques Day

DAFA members and friends filled the studio at Asel Art in Uptown Dallas on July 20 for a day of experimentation with their Gelli plates, stencils, paints and assorted papers and fabrics. DAFA member Denise Spillane coached the group in beginning techniques, showing them how she uses her Gelli plates to make monoprints, ghost prints, overprints, grunge-look prints, and many other papers and fabrics for use in her art.

Left to right: Denise Spillane displays some of her prints; Chuck Baber, who helped members place orders for their plates. is in the background. Colorful prints. Gail Sellers cleans up tools at the Asel Art sink.

While gelatin plate printing is a time-honored technique for artists, the new synthetic Gelli plates are one of the newest tools on the market for artists. DAFA has scheduled a second Gelli Printing Techniques Day for Saturday, August 17, 2013. See the DAFA website for details.

Left to right: Lynn Baskind checks the garbage for beautiful or useful cast-offs. Participants' prints, made with a variety of paints and techniques.
-- Carolyn Skei

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