Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gelli Arts Giveaway!!

Yay, it's been so long since I've hosted a give-away that I wanted the next one to be special!


Gelli Arts, makers of those new and very cool gel printing plates, has generously donated one 6" x 6" Gel Printing Plate (a 20.00 value) to one of my readers and all you have to do to win it is comment on this blog post and tell me about the monoprinting loveliness you want to try with your new Gel Plate!

As an added incentive and in the hopes inspiring your muse, I will also be including a packet of 10 hand-painted, lightweight collage papers that I created using the Gel Plate.

It's so simple! If you want to win this neat package, just leave a comment on this blog post... I want to hear all about the masterpiece you will create with your new Printing Plate. And if you blog about this post and add a link to it in your post, notify me because I'll add your name into the hat a second time!

The contest starts today and will end at noon on November 7th! Please feel free to retweet and repost this giveaway, it's open to anyone who comments (PLEASE no anonymous commenting, I won't be able to find you to get your prize package to you!!)

You can come and watch me demonstrate my Stacked Journaling, painting, and collage techniques- as well as the way I use Gelli Printing Plates- at the Houston International Quilt Festival on Wednesday, November 2nd between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and on Thursday, November 3rd between 12:40 PM and 2:40 PM. I will be out in front of the Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors booth both days!

Happy monoprinting!

92 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

How fun! Very generous of Gelli Arts and you. I love to screen print and stamp on my fabrics but rarely monoprint. Maybe this is the tool I need to do more monoprinting. I love layering designs so hopefully I'll win this and I'll be a layering fool! :)

Von said...

Me ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME :) I want one :)

Marianne said...

Meilleures salutations d'une lectrice de Suisse .
Best wishes of the switzerland

Kathy said...

Aaaaaah...another process I have never tried. I'd love to give it a go and wish I could be standing right in front of you as you demonstrate in Houston!

Connie Rose said...

Very cool and generous, Judi! Count me IN. I've wanted to get back into printing for a while and these great items would help me get started again! Plus, I've never won anything in a giveaway before, so maybe my number will come up this time! xo

jill said...

I love monoprinting & have been looking forward to trying these out when I saw one for sale. I'm working with cut out shapes at the moment & would like to include these on the plate and then work into them further.

Anonymous said...

I've no idea how gelli printing works. And I also live too far away to be send the gift anyway. Perhaps you could have a tutorial on gelli printing instead, some day, that would be great!

Janelle said...

I have been monoprinting on fabric using a gelatin plate. I am in the process of making a quilt using the pieces. I didn't make enough the first time around, so it would be really interesting to see how these are different to print on than gelatin. I would make more prints to add to my quilt.

Oma's Patch said...

Ooooo... I had success last time I tried gel printing, I would love to try it again. Always looking for ways to make great texture on fabric.

just a scrap of paper said...

Mono printing is something I have always wanted to try, especially for journaling. This would be so fun! thanks for the giveaway.

Art Expression said...

Oh I would love to own one of those. I would use it to make my papers for collage. I am going to put the link on my blog .Thank you for a chance to win = )

Lynne said...

I did some mono printing this summer with a friend and am totally addicted. I used plexiglas and printed directly from the table surface as well with fun results. I love your stacked journaling and am intrigued that you do it with monoprinting. I would love to win the gelli plate.

Randi Nervig said...

I took a painted paper/journal making class from LK Ludwig where one of the techniques was gelatin printing. I tried it and liked it, but the hardest part was making and maintaining the gelatin base. This sounds like a wonderful alternative! Count me in!

Sunny Carvalho said...

Pick me! Pick me!! I have wanted to try the Gelli Printing! xoxo

Blissful Pumpkin said...

I've never tried gelli Printing. I would try to create a mixed media portrait piece. How exciting. Please count me in. :D

Ruth said...

I have tried gelatin plate printing but have never even heard of Gelli Arts plates. I would like to use them for printing papers for my new journal I just started. I think it would add lovely texture. Thanks!

Dale Anne Potter said...

Oh I tried gelatin printing a few years ago but this book looks like it would INSPIRE me to play more. THANKS for this opportunity.

Karen M said...

I've been wanting to try monoprinting, but the making of the gelatine plate intimidates me. I would love to experiment with on fabric. I'm picturing strange little animals on an abstrat landscape....

Quilter Beth said...

I have been wanting to try gelli printing. I'm working on a new series which uses bias strips in free flowing designs. The bias strips "hold" various types of fabrics and fabric "experiments." I think fabrics made using this technique might add a nice touch to my project.

Fibra Artysta said...

For whatever reason, me and the actual *making* of the gel plate have never gotten on well. So I wouldn't mind giving gelatin plate printing another go with this fellow. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

geni said...

Thank you and Gelli Arts for the chance to win this generous gift!
I love layering designs and to screen print and stamp on my fabrics but never did a monoprint.
This is the tool I need to experiment with monoprinting!

Katie said...

ooooh, a good one! I have been looking at these and thinking, Christmas gift to self? I really want to try prints, and hoping it works for fabric too! That's what I really want to do with it!

Lois said...

Ohhhhh I hope I get chosen for this fabulous prize !! Thank you for the opportunity !

Normajean said...

These are sooooooo cool. Hope to get picked.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow- this would be wonderful to win. My whole family could have an arts and crafts day during Christmas break!And no, we wouldn't try to eat it afterwards!

Vicky said...

Oh how I would love to win this.

Jackie said...

I would love to win... they look simply amazing!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Count me in on this spectacular give away!!! I have been wanting to try gelli Arts! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Sharon S. Newby said...

I have really been wanting to try one of these. i love monoprinting and can't wait to try my new golden fluid acrylics! what amazing colors they have!! thanks for the opportunity!

Merrie Jo said...

Great giveaway. See you in Houston -- I'm looking forward to seeing a demo.

Nina Lise Moen said...

I would love one of those! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Judi!

Emma said...

Geletine printing is so accessible with wonderful results except that my packet of gel sits unopened in the cupboard - just the product I need for my collage, thanks!

gill said...

I've never tried gelli printing but I'd love to have a go!

Jaci Dunsford said...

Well, I live a long way away from you all, in Mid Wales, UK.... so I made my own gelatin plate...... mmmmmmmmm! It's gonna be really great to win YOUR Gelli Arts Plate 'cos it won't fall apart, crack, refuse to come out of its mould!!!!! However I learned enough to know I want to do this thing. 'Hope I might be lucky and can spread the good news over here of what can be achieved with a little application and your great product!

Beth from Maine said...

You know, I'd really love one of those Gelli. Yum. could I have fun with that little 6X6 slab of cool slithering gel...

iHanna said...

I have never seen such a thing and would love to try it out... I think I would make circle patterned paper out of my entire stash. hehe, or at least some of it. Thanks!

JB said...

What a generous offer. I tried gelatin printing and using the Gelli would be so much easier and less messy. I would love to give it a try. It would be fun to use with the grandkids as well.

Stephanie Forsyth said...

Pooh yes please! Would love the 6x6!

Jaci Dunsford said...

Let me be the one........... when the day is done...... to pass on the joy Gelli Print Fun.....!

Jill R said...

Looks like you can get some great results. Thanks for the opportunity to win so that I can have a play. JillR

elle said...

Well! I,too, hope you do a tutorial and that I win and actually have the tool to do the tutorial! ;^)

LouBird said...

I've done gelatin mono-printing but using one these seems so much easier!

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

This has long been on my to-do experimental list of things to try. This could be my big chance to do it!

Debbi said...

Never tried gel printing .....looks like fun.

darcy said...

I am so glad I found Approachable Art! Your blog is so full of good information. I would love to win the Gelli Arts monoprinting plate. I have done gelatin printing with great results. How nice it would be to have a gelatin plate ready at a moments notice. I'll be waiting and hoping that I will be the winner of your generous give-a-way!

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Ar Schneller said...

I just ordered some clock watch glass and looking at putting screen prints inside them to hang in windows. I can't wait to use this new product!

Pam said...

awesome new product sure does beat the gelation you have to make

SewCalGal said...

Look like a lot of fun and creativity. While I'd love to win, if I'd like my prize to go to Terri Stegmiller. She is so very talented and does so much to inspire others. This seems like a perfect fit for her and I totally respect her opinion. So, if she likes it I know I'll like it.

SewCalGal
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SewCalGal said...

Look like a lot of fun and creativity. While I'd love to win, if I'd like my prize to go to Terri Stegmiller. She is so very talented and does so much to inspire others. This seems like a perfect fit for her and I totally respect her opinion. So, if she likes it I know I'll like it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kathy Johnson said...

This would be so much easier than mixing up the gelatin. I might actually makes prints more often :) Thanks for offering this give away!

Val said...

This looks very cool! Thank you for the opportunity

Barb said...

I keep thinking how fun this would be to try with Girl Scouts!

ANNA said...

please enter me in the draw - I have not done mono printing for about 20 years and would love to have a go with new materials please

Jeanelle McCall said...

What could be more fun than to have a Gelli!!!!! Please count me in.

SpottsCrafts said...

I'm going to be in Houston this year - my first time ever!!! So, because I'm here, I will be standing in front of your booth and watching with great excitement as you demonstrate how to use the Gelli Arts printing!

marj44 said...

This is on my Christmas gift list, but I'd like to play around with it sooner, so count me in as hoping to win!

terarla1 said...

I would love to win, so I can give it to a friend. I have a gelli arts plate and love it. So easy and yo get beautiful results.

Dotti said...

I've been following your blog...as well as thinking about these plates for a long long time. Would love to win!

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I want to try all kinds of momoprinting, had boxes of gelatin just waiting to make up, bit always a reason not to. Can't wait to try the gelli!

Diane said...

Loveyou blog. Love to monoprint!

Michellem said...

I am new to this kind of art -I'd love to give it a whirl! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marie Z. Johansen said...

It would be a wonderful,opportunity to play with one of these! Thaks forthe apportioning to enter for a win!

Carolyn H. said...

What a fun offer - and very generous. I read about these in Quilting Arts a few months ago and have been wanting to try one. I'll definitely check this out in Houston.

jordiw said...

I need more backgrounds to go into my next journal. I like a theme for backgrounds and this would be perfect!

Caroline said...

Oh I'd love a 6x6 gelli print plate!! I mainly make 6x6 cards and this would be perfect for me! Love to make layers of inky goodness and mono printing my own paper would be cool to use as background paper or to stamp on too. Thanks for a neat giveaway... I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that it will be me!

Sylvia Murdoch said...

I would really like to win this plate for one of my former students who is an Associate Prof on sabbatical. She and I have started woking together again and we introduced each other to new types of mono printing. I have one for myself on order and should come this week so that I have something to work on at home during the upcoming winter when I can't get to the studio to do mono prints using a press. We are planning another work sessions soon and I would love to surprise her with a plate for herself.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Sure would love to win this and give gel printing a go!

Lisa said...

I've been wanting to give one of these Gelli plates a try! They look like they would be so much fun to use. They are on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Jamie said...

Thank you for this generous offering! I am always on the lookout for ways to share the joy of creating with my daughter and grandchildren. I can see so many possibilites, and so much fun. Please pick me!!!!

Gina said...

I'd love to try this out to add new interest to my fiber studies that I use in my clay work. Thank you for offering this opportunity and have fun in Houston, wish I were going!

BonArt said...

I love gelli printing, just a newbie at it and love your creativity, I want to learn more!

Susan said...

I would LOVE to try this! I am coming to Houston so will check it out!

Kristin said...

I would love to give this a try with fabrics for an art quilt with cactus.

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

I love monoprinting and have never tried gel plates. Would love to experiment with prints on paper and fabric using textile paints and the Golden Open paints. throw my name in that hat!

linda said...

haven't tried the Gelli plate yet, but have used gelatin & so lots of monoprinting from just about any surface (plastic, plexi....). would love to know if the company will custom make even larger plates than their biggest 8x10 size. I have a worm-eaten wood board I would like to try to get a good image of on Gelli and then on fabric or thin paper. Have a great time at IQF, wish I could be there but am listening to cowbells in Bavaria right now.

Pam L. said...

I'm just getting started with printing on fabric. Though I have been dyeing fabric for a year or so now. I love the idea of layering monoprints over the dye and seeing where it takes me. Perhaps now I will start that leg of my fiber journey! :-)

janice said...

Bought stuff to make a plate and never did. This looks like such a wonderful substitute. Would like to build on monoprinting experience at the barn, and this seems like it will be more flexible. Just saw it reviewed in one of my magazines and was interested. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. Have fun in Houston, although I guess it is not much of a trip for you.

kathy nesi said...

if i had a gelli plate i would make yummy fabrics to use for making journal covers, pillows and tote bags!!!!

Melisa said...

Oh, this looks like fun. I want to win! I'm not sure what masterpiece I'd create but I'm sure I'd have fun experimenting.

lynda Howells said...

I would love to win this...reason being l have tried to buy one but they will not send one to UK.......still trying to work out how to get one. Anyway..good luck to everyonexx My American friends LOVE it and rave about these plates all the time.
good luck with all youe wonderful artxxlynda

OBXanne said...

This looks like the coolest thing! I would love to win it and try it. Thanks for offering to give Gelli away. Count me in!!!

Claudine Intner said...

Oh, cool! Hmm, can I play with them with paste papers? I hope your demos are going well! You rock!

Quiltrobin said...

I LOVE MONOPRINTS!!! Well, techically monotypes, but either way - fun, fun, fun. On paper or fabric, with paint, ink or dye, or all of the above, they make me so happy! I've been using a sheet of lexan that my dear one had left over from some project. I would love to try the gel plates.

Penny A said...

YAY! I amt thrilled that someone *I do NOT wish to be part of your giveaway - as I already have the small and the large plate* will be joining the GELLI printing family of mono printing fanatics! I have had SO much fun with this tool; and have shared it with my fellow Guild members -- we are in GELLI Love! Best of luck to all -- if you don't win, Christmas is right around the corner -- ask *nay, BEG* Santa for this! Your art supplies will rejoice at its appearance in your studio!

Samantha Conklin said...

I got to see you demonstrate your stacked journaling and monoprinting techniques at the Quilt Festival today and my head is spinning with ideas to try when I get back home. It's very generous of you to give away a Gelli plate - I've been hearing about them everywhere and would love to try it out.

danakwheeler@gmail.com said...

WOW!! What a fun giveaway! Sure do I hope I win :)

Anonymous said...

I have heard about this and would love to try it with stencils and with leaves and twigs, and other things from my yard. Also rubber stamps, die cuts and other things I have. What fun this would be to experiment with different items, even kitchen things. Thanks for opportunity to win this Gelli plate.

artymess said...

I love using monoprinting but have never used a gel medium ...I am intrigued I watched a video recently where they had used leaves on the medium and I loved the effect so if i was fortunate to win then I would try this technique ...on fabric of course then stitched .....thanks for the chance of winning this prize .....x

71square said...

I've been dreaming and dreaming of those Gelli plates for a while, would LOVE to win one. I determined to try monoprinting. So glad I saw this post while trying desperately to catch up on reading my blogs! Thanks so much for offering this!

Kim

Eva said...

Wow! I would love to have one to use for a YouTube demo. I love the feel of mono-printing on real gelatin, but it was so much trouble that I abandoned it. I feel guilty buying new supplies now, so winning one would solve my problem. Thanks!

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