Gelli Plate and Ball Point Monoprints
After the excitement I had in the last post while making my first Gelli Plate and Ball Point Monoprints, I’m at it again.
Making a pile of ballpoint pen drawings to use as printmaking transfers from gelli plate monoprints fills after-dinner time, so I have a nice stack of drawings ready for printing.
As I mentioned in the first post, if you’re looking to try monoprints from ballpoint pen drawing transfers, be sure to watch the demo video of this process created by Mark Yeates on his channel.
- If you’re looking for a whole forum of printmaking inspiration, peruse the print artists represented by Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington. There is a single image representing each artist’s work, and if you like it, click on their name to see more. Brew a cuppa somethin’, because you could be busy fawning for a while. 🙂
- A few blog missives back, I featured five excellent printmakers to follow on Instagram in this post.
- Alex Carmona is a woodcut artist who carves *amazing* detail and tonal value in his prints. His video on the importance of using a knife to prep your block for clean carving is a perfect description of why and how.
Gelli Plate and Ballpoint Monoprints
I’m almost finished with four more gelli plate and ballpoint monoprints in this series. It’s a fast form of printmaking, and the colored pencil application on top of the dried acrylic paint is a festival of layering color.
If you’ve given this process a go, please leave a link in the comments where we can see your results. Visit again to see the next set of gelli plate monoprints.
Thanks for stopping by –
P.S. Here is a Pinterest Board with over 200 gelli plate printmaking ideas to try.