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Oops! Remember This When Gelli Printing with Words!

When Gelli Printing with Words Remember This One Little Thing!

 

There is one important thing to remember when Gelli printing with words. It’s a biggie. And I forget it all the time. How could I forget something so important? I get into a Gelli printing zone and my brain turns off and lets me create from the heart.

When Gelli Printing with Words Remember This One Little Thing!

What’s the important thing I forget? When using words on the Gelli Plate, they need to look backwards or the wrong way when I put them on the plate so that when I pull the print they are legible.

Happily, on this print, I remembered. That means when the stencil was put on the Gelli Plate, it looked backwards to me.

 

When Gelli Printing with Words Remember This One Little Thing!

 

OOPS! This print is backwards because the stencil was readable when I put it on the Gelli Plate which meant the print was going to be backwards. A horrible thing? No. It’s still a great print that has a pattern now more than words to be read.

 

 

When Gelli Printing with Words Remember This One Little Thing!

 

If you are like me, and forget the wrong-way-is-the-right-way-to-stencil-words at times there is a way to “protect” yourself. Use deli paper. It’s fairly translucent so you can just flip the finished deli paper over and magically the wrong way just became the right way. My this is getting confusing!

 

When Gelli Printing with Words Remember This One Little Thing!Next time you are Gelli printing with words, just remember the wrong way is the right way!

 

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  • Corrine January 19, 2015, 10:44 am

    Something I forget all the time. Thanks for the reminder. Fun words anyway, even backwards. xox

  • Ruth L January 19, 2015, 10:45 am

    Carolyn, the same here, even if I hang a note above my table I will forget it, but what I did in an illustration, where I used a so called oops mirror print, that I used image transfer technique with gel medium, actually I even liked it, because after peeling the paper down, I got an effect like the second pull, so pretty cool šŸ™‚

  • Seth January 19, 2015, 12:21 pm

    A good reminder Carolyn…but I have to say that I am in love with that “backwards” print!

  • jean marmo January 19, 2015, 3:18 pm

    I have to remind myself every time!

  • Win Dinn January 19, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Good to know that I’m not the only one with Artist Brain when I get in the zone!

  • Karen P January 24, 2015, 9:23 pm

    I just got my first Gelli plate and have been watching your tuts on YouTube as I had no idea where to start – thanks for another great tip for using the Gelli. Love your papers Karen x