Gelli Plate Stamped Leaf Background

Gelli Print Leaf Background

(Acrylic paint monotype. Leaf: PSX)

This is one of the stamped Gelli Plate monotypes I created during yesterday’s play. This time around, I was focusing on creating background papers using a single image stamped repeatedly into the paint on the plate. This particular stamp is mostly solid, with fine lines showing the veins of the leaf. Notice how the monotype is picking up the edges and negative spaces of the stamp instead of the solid areas as you would see if you inked the stamp itself and then printed it on paper. The full print is about 8″ x 10″ and so could be cut into smaller pieces to create fun fall backgrounds for cards.

I’m about finished with the text of this eArticle (“Gelli Plates & Stamps”) and will start on the how-to pictures tomorrow. I’m still short on Gelli Plate artwork to go with this article. If you have created a print using this tool using stamps or used the print in a stamped project, please consider submitting your artwork in the next couple of days so I can consider it for inclusion in the eArticle. The submission specs can be found here: Get Published. If you have any questions about how the submission process works, you can leave a comment below or if you want to ask me privately, you can use the contact form on the Online Shopping Cart.

The eArticle will be ready to post on 10/20/13. There are some really cool things you can do with a Gelli Plate. Whether you have one of these tools yet or not, I think you’ll find the eArticle inspiring!

Nancie, VSN

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Nancie Waterman

Nancie Waterman created and self published Vamp Stamp News magazine for nearly twenty years. These days, Nancie creates and posts monthly eArticles on stamping topics on the Vamp Stamp News website (

5 thoughts on “Gelli Plate Stamped Leaf Background”

    1. Hi Debbie, I’m still playing around with these to see what works best. I think with any stamp on a wet paint surface, you have to be flexible about what the result might be. That is one reason that I’m liking these for repeatedly stamped backgrounds. No particular stamp impression has to be perfect (as you might want it to be if it was for a stamped image that was going the be THE one focal point for your piece.) Nancie

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