Saturday, August 28, 2021

Gelli Arts(r) Printing Guide: Printing Without a Press on Paper and Fabric Using the Gelli Arts(r) Plate


Gelli Arts Printing Guide is a workshop in the form of a tutorials for printing with Gelli Arts products written by Suzanne McNeill. Originally released in 2014, this reformat and re-release from Fox Chapel on their Design Originals imprint is 88 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. This edition includes new content including a new project gallery.

This is such an exuberantly colorful and high energy book. Every page includes full color photographs and inspiration and just leafing through had my fingers itching to pick up supplies and start. The book is arranged well and logically, with introduction, tools & supplies, and general techniques at the front, followed by lots of tutorials and projects (more than 30 by my rough count). The supplies are easy to obtain and inexpensive. The process is versatile and the projects and tutorials included in the book are drawn from mixed media, cloth and paper printing and more.

Tutorials include a title and description, tools and supplies shown in bullet list format, followed by step-by-step instructions. Each tutorial includes multiple process photos which are clear and understandable as well as a finish photo. Many of them also include samples, alternative pages, colors, and themes for inspiration. 

Five stars. This would be a superlative choice for public or school library acquisition, art studio, makers groups, scouting or library activity groups, quilters, paper artists, and similar readers. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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