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Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press Paperback – September 12, 2014
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About the Author
Joan Bess has a Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Hartford. She launched Emerald City Stamps and has taught mixed-media techniques at the Newark Museum and The Book Arts Roundtable in NJ. Joan invented the concept for the Gel Printing Plate and is co-owner of GelliArts.
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The book is written by the creator of the Gelli line so you know that she has a wealth of experience with these tools. She's the inventor! She talks about a wide range of topic, from setting up your creation area to cleaning up. She talks about all sorts of paint types and their pros and cons. She discusses the types of tools one can use - both bought and made.
And the art!
I'm confused by another reviewer who said there weren't any instructions in here. She provides fairly detailed instructions for a slew of design styles. She goes through using stamps and found objects. Through layering. Adding paint and subtracting it. Using Q-tips, straws, erasers, and combs. How to make your own tools. How to create cool effects by adding on drawings or clip art.
Yes, at the very end of the book there's a showcase of other artists' works and in that area there are only brief descriptions about how those artists came up with their end product. But that's only an add-on appendix to the book. The vast majority of the book is Joan's own instructions and work, done fairly step by step.
Well recommended for someone who enjoys the feel of a book in hand, or the ability to sit down with friends and peruse the options together. Yes, the web has a wealth of information, but I'm a strong proponent of having a one-stop resource that is neatly organized when plowing at a new topic.