One of the incredible things about gel plate printing is that you can create a huge body of work in a short amount of time. Some prints you’ll love, others you won’t like as much. But what do you do with all of that paper? Make a book! Gelli plate prints are the perfect starting point for a junk journal because they already have colorful marks and texture on the paper to provide a starting point for artwork to be created later. We’ll begin by making some prints on the plates to use in our books. Then we’ll talk about ways to bind your pages and will create two books: one using a pamphlet stitch and the second by joining envelopes and our prints together to make an accordion book.
Supplies to Bring:
Shared use supplies include:
Some craft acrylic paint (if you’d like to use a different acrylic paint you may bring your own), Copy paper and some other various papers, a few gel plates, brayers and stencils.
Ticket Instruction: You must choose a quantity to activate “get tickets”. To pay for a class registration with a Wet Paint gift card, please call 651-698-6431
Molly Anthony is a writer and mixed-media artist and is also the co-facilitator for the MN Visual Journal Collective (a free monthly group for artists of all mediums hosted by Wet Paint). She loves exploring art in all forms and sharing her ideas with others, but through the pandemic and family struggles she learned the importance of using those practices for self-care. In her work and her teachings, she strives to embrace imperfection, focuses on process over product and is constantly looking for new ways to be curious about the world around her. You can find her artwork on Instagram at @mkranthony and on her website TheFoundArtWalk.com.