gelli plate printing idea

Here’s a gelli plate printing idea that will inspire you to raid your stash to use found objects in your prints.

I was inspired by a halloween spider web trim and wanted to get a reverse print, meaning, I didn’t want to use the spider web trim as a stamp, but to remove paint from the Gelli plate and it worked perfectly.  Using DecoArt Metalic Lustre wax metallics give it just the right amount of shine without being over the top metallic.  The spider web trim can be used over and over again without cleaning, as the build up of paint continues to create interesting little variances in the shapes.

Gelli Plate Printing Idea

gelli plate printing idea



Background Type:

  • Any type of surface that will accept acrylic paint.


DecoArt Metallic Lustre (wax metallics)

  • Burnished Brass – ML18C
  • White Frost – ML16C

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black – DMFA05

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18

DecoArt Stencils

  • Americana Stick-on Stencil, Quatrefoil – ARS05


  • Application and Texture Tools – DAS221
  • Gelatin Printing Plate


Royal Clear Choice Stencil Brushes

  • 5/16″ White Bristle- 1111
  • 3/8″ Short Length White Bristle – 1112

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun


Time to Raid Your Stash

If you raid your stash, what can you find to use to remove paint from your printing plate for interesting patterns?  share in the comments below.