I used a paring knife to slice the gelli plate into smallish (1" X 1") squares then put them in a glass bowl and microwaved for one minute X 3, stirring after each minute. It was a snap.
Today the manufactured Gelli Plate came from Blicks but I like the size of my "newly melted" plate - 9X13, It is will be hard to whip up enthusiasm for the actual $30. Gelli Plate.
OK, here are some "tests" with the new size home made permanent gelli plate:
This is one of my favs because it is #1 light and #2 has fabulous markings
Re-used bubble wrap without washing the blue off.
Use a bubble wrap "dauber" and got light colored and interesting marks. Another winner.
NOT a close-up.
Too much. The green under the purple was a wonderful page ruined by too much purple.
Yellow with bubble wrap over solid (light) green.
Stamps on chartreuse. Note to self. Hand cut rubber stamps show too many cut marks on the background. Use thick stamps with no background (like foam core cut).
Used new plate. I later cleaned it with a terry wash cloth with water. You can see the two overlapped sheets of transparency film in the center of the photo above. I also covered the plate with transparency film after returning it to the pan for storage.
Sheet of "big" bubble wrap (blue) and the smaller piece of purple I used as a dauber. The sticky lint roller (from the dollar store) with elastics wrapped around it is one of my favorite tools for stamping or marking on the gelli plate.. If it gets too gooked up, I can remove the elastics, tear off one layer of sticky paper and apply new elastics.