Okay, so I don’ t think I’m ready for a gelli plate, but I figured it would make a catchier title to make it sound like a lyric from Destiny’s Child’s hit song “Bootylicious”.
Occasionally, I rant about products I don’t get, such as: Copic markers, Smash books, and now the Gelli plate. All over the internet, people are smooshing paint onto a flattened breast implant (I never said I was classy) and getting monoprints to use as collage papers. While I will admit that it does look like fun to make a mess on a Gelli plate, I have yet to find a project made using Gelli plate prints that didn’t look messy.
As you may already know, Donna Downey can do very little wrong in my eyes. On one inspiration Wednesday, she used strips of Gelli-printed papers and made a collaged background. The finished page? Meh. Gelli plate prints are usually layered higher than Snooki’s hair bump. While I don’t mind layers, heaven knows that’s true, I find tons and tons of layers of various colors just tends to be overwhelming.
Herein lies my conundrum: Gelli plates look like fun, but are the results (and use of fairly pricey supplies) worth the purchase? Chime in and tell me if you just love using your Gelli plate and don’t really give two hoots about the result or if you couldn’t live without your monoprinted stash of computer paper. If you have any pictures of projects made using Gelli print plates, I’d love to see them!