Further to my previous post (click here) on creating a home made Gelli plate and the mess I got myself into. I’ve been looking around for other things that could work just as well as a Gelli plate.
I’ve tested the glass cutting mat or worktop saver, we know that works, but what about others….are there others out there we just haven’t discovered….yet?
Yes there are, as I’ve just found out! Today I’ve tested out a baking mat made from silicone.
The mat measures 14″ x 10 3/4″ in size. So is ideal for A4 or 8″ x 10″ pages. I bought a yellow one and a blue one.
I set aside my Sunday morning and had a thorough (play) test with the baking mat and my acrylic paints.
As I haven’t bought a real Gelli plate (yet!), I can’t compare how the two work either similarly or differently. All I can say for sure is that I’m pretty happy with the results I got from the silicone mat. Here are a few of the pages I’ve created this morning so you can judge for yourself.
So once again, I’m sharing my creative process on video. My hope is that you find something in it of use.
Alternatively, you can watch the video above of the testing process. To view larger versions of the prints, just give them a click!
I can’t really call them Gelli prints as they weren’t done on a Gelli plate, so for the purpose of this blog post they’re now called Sili prints. It works for me!
What do you think, have you got a Gelli plate? Do these prints muster up to yours. Do I need to buy a Gelli plate or have I found two viable alternatives? let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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Have a creative day!