Experimental Gelli Plate Journals with Sue Phillips


Print, construct and stitch a vibrant Gelli Journal with mixed media artist Sue Phillips.


This workshop is all about Geli Plate printing and the multi – layering effects you can achieve with just paint, stencils, stamps and stitch.  Sue is passionate about her printing and this is evident in her vibrant and colourful journals that combine a multitude of mixed media techniques.  Participants will construct a 5 inch by 5 inch journal with colourful contrasts and blends of acrylic paint layers to print from your plate.  These will form the pages and extra embellishments and additions, making it truly personal to you.  Let your imagination run loose. Text can be involved on paper and fabric and Sue will print off your personal thoughts/meanings, to add to your book the next day –  if you wish.  No rules just random creativity!

Additional information


28th and 29th July 2021




£5 for Tutor’s materials – you will be supplied with a starter pack.

1 x 8 inch gelli plate or bigger

Soft rubber brayer

Acrylic paints in a range of colours of your choosing (available to buy on the day if needed)

Metallic acrylic paint -if you have lumiere do bring it (available to buy on the day if needed)

Any stencils, stamps or wood blocks you may want to use.

Ink stamp pads – if you have some.

Paper scissors

Black fine liner pen, Ruler, Pencil, Double sided tape

Handsewing needles and assortment of hand embroidery threads – metallic threads, ratstail etc.

Embellishments to inc tickets, small squares of material, lace, buttons etc.

Soldering tool if you have one – but dont go out and buy.

Sewing machine for second day. Threads, spare needles, free motion foot if you wish and normal presser foot.



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