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New Year's night I was sitting at the table with my mother, and I was talking about the Gelli Plate. She's 89, and a card maker, so she was very interested in seeing it in action. I took it out and started playing with paint, stencils, and paper. It was so much fun, and the papers turned out great! And to think that I paid only $5 for it used in a store that was going out of business! The plate is in great shape and hardly seems used at all. Now I can't wait to use the papers on an art journaling page. I haven't made one in months!
Yay you! Gelli plates and enthusiasm about them make me happy! Congratulations!
A hint from one of my instructors (and you may know this): If you make a print and want to use a part of it, or think it's ugly, use a cardstock viewfinder - just a little rectangular frame - to locate the best part(s).
In a gelli index card mini book class, the instructor included a paper frame in each supply kit. We used them when making a large print for the book's cover so we could isolate the best area to cut out.
But my cover was from an ugly clean-up ghost print. The instructor saw me getting ready to throw it away and insisted I use the view finder to find the magic. And it was there, just hidden amongst the blah. : )
Thanks for the tips! I have the 6 x 6 plate, so I'll probably either tear the papers or use a die to cut out shapes. Some I'm going to leave intact for card backgrounds. That view finder sounds very useful for lots of things.