Wednesday, October 17, 2012

woyww- petri dish monoprint

What you see are my "Gelli Plate" prints also nicknamed "Petri dish experiments" by the family.  Lots of fun, easy to do and ultimately great backgrounds for art journal pages with minimum of fuss or thought.

The Gelli Plate is hiding underneath the finished prints.  The blue basket on the right is new and currently storing bits and pieces left over from last week.  The plan is I will pack everything away!  Time will tell.

Off to visit woyww .... 

34 comments:

  1. Wow, the gelli plate/petri dish things are coming along nicely! Lots of potential there. The only problem with the morphing business is that neither the card or the canvas are anywhere near finished. I will be giving them both some attention tomorrow. (But I am rather pleased with those backgrounds, thank you for the inspiration!)

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  2. That looks exciting! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 76)

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  3. What gorgeous bright colours you have there today on this gloomy day.
    Hugs,
    A x #62

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  4. Hi and thanks for stopping by. Dare I say my old heat gun still works but is the noisy more precise kind which blows all the embossing powder away! Oh and the watch parts are VERY small, I think, on reflection, clock parts would have been better. Hubby got both from Ebay. Love your backing papers. BJ #30

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  5. Some great back ground ready to use in your journal , lovely bright colours . jill #51

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  6. Those are such great vibrant prints. I look forward to seeing how you use them in the future. Thank you for your visit today, and your kind comments. Hope you have a brilliant craft week. xx Maggie #65

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  7. I saw someone demo-ing those Gelli plates and they looked fantastic. If this is the result then they really are worth having, love your work with them. Thanks for your visit earlier. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

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  8. They look great, very effective
    Famfa (12)

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  9. Oooh great backgrounds - have no idea what "pack everything away" means, tee hee! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

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  10. Gelli plates are a new one on me Sandra, but I love the backgrounds you have created. The colours are great. Bet they'll make brilliant journalling pages.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #84

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  11. I love the colors in your prints, what do you plan to do with them?

    Happy Woyww!

    Sandy #23

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  12. Love your prints - so pretty! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

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  13. Love the prints - so colourful. Need to find out more about Geli plates - not heard of those before.
    Thanks for visiting earlier - I'm on my second batch of WOYWW desks of the day.

    Ann B
    #94

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  14. Wow such colour and design! Take care Zo xx 78

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  15. Those are super cool backgrounds but I can totally understand the petri dish comments!

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  16. LOVE them!! In the issue of Altered Arts that I showed on my blog there is an article about mono printing!! I am making many backgrounds for my art journal too!!
    Awesome work!
    xxDaniella#26

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  17. Well, that's an interesting technique! I really like the pop-art effect :D
    And when you do move to the UK, come to Wiltshire, it's gorgeous!! LOL
    Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

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  18. Not familiar with that technique, but your results are amazing. They will make for colorful journal pages. Dani#132

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  19. Hi Sandra loving your backgrounds now what are you going to do with them? I'd love to see the finished project. Thanks for sharing and have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika.

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  20. Hi sandra
    Wow those designs look fab they would look lovely on fabric have you heard of spoonflower, they will print your designs for you ... not too expensive either.
    thanks for sharing
    janet #47

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  21. Hi Sandra,

    Those backgrounds look great! I can see how they got their name. Now, I also visited your post from last week because I saw the word pathetic and thought "that just can't be." And sure enough, I'm right. I left a comment on that post also.

    Thanks for visiting me already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #18

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  22. Oh dear no, you mustn't pack everything away, how would we look at it then?

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  23. Love the colors...your journal will be cheery. Thanks for sharing #101

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  24. Great project! Hmmm, is this easy to do? Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  25. Fab backgrounds for your journal pages. x Jo

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  26. I've heard of this, but never done it or seen it done. Depending on the size of your art journal, these will give you starting points for lots of pages! Happy WOYWW from Laura #153

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  27. Looks like you have some great bright papers for you art journal. Sandy :)

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  28. Oh wow! I have that same petri dish experiment as your lower left one growing in the fridge. I think it growled at me earlier in the day. I really like your experiments better than mine. They will look great in the art journal.

    Poppy, Jack and I thank you for your kind words. Poppy is standing between the keyboard and the monitor right now.

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  29. Hi Sandra - thanks for popping by to visit me. I love your papers! The top right is my favourite and I think they are aptly named! I think they also have a look of tie die about them too - groovy. Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 77

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  30. Very scrummy backgrounds... I've no idea about Gelliplates - going to go and have a look on youtube, but the results are very cool! Belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #31

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  31. I was SURE I had been here, but here it is almost time for the next WOYWW and I'm just now getting here. I'm a dufus. And a SLOW dufus, at that!! I have lusted for one of those gelli plates since the first time I saw one. But they are just a bit too pricey for my lowly craft budget. I sure love your backgrounds. They are so colorful and awesome!!

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