A while ago I was given a lovely little concertina sketchbook, with spaces between the pages for tucking in lovely little extras like tickets, home made labels, and biscuits.
It's not been great for wet media - it has those absorbent pages that are like trying to use loo paper, but it seems ok if you just press the gelli plate onto it. I know I could gesso or gel the pages, but I just fancy throwing caution to the wind and going for it.
So here's page 1. I did this by painting up a gelli plate and pressing a commercial stencil into it. I carefully removed the stencil and pressed it onto a sketchbook page that I'd previously printed lightly on. The stencil picked up a lot of paint and of course the leaf was left blank, but I love the texture of old paint work - in this case it was very pleasing not to have a really "good print".
This next one was done with a stronger base printed paper, and a metal stamp which had been pressed onto the loaded gelli plate - it picked up the white paint but not strongly, so that when pressed onto the base paper some of the background showed through.