Friday, June 19, 2015

Gelli Plate Printing Fun

Hi folks! Kim here today to share two project with you, both created with one Gelli Plate print. (All product links at the bottom of the post)

Now...let me start by sharing that I spent the majority of today creating a darling video for all of you, showcasing the new 6" round gelli plate and textured acrylic sheets. And...I spent the other half of the day trouble shooting said video, with zero success. My video is "stuck" on my phone and I have been unable to get it to upload to my computer or You Tube. (This is even with the help of my genius IT savvy brother-in-law!) Call me frustrated! So...I'm sorry that I don't have a lot of photos to share of the process, but I will let you know just as soon as I'm able to get the computer issue figured out...whether by hammer or some other means...LOL!...I'm kidding...kind of...

I started with the 6" round Gelli Plate, three Textured Acrylic Sheets, a non-stick craft sheet, a few stencils, a brayer, and some paper towels.  Here are the steps:

  1. Apply acrylic paint to gelli plate, use brayer to spread paint over entire plate.
  2. Press one of the Textured Acrylic Sheets into the wet paint, remove.
  3. Press all or a portion of your paper on to the gelli plate and smooth with your hand to create the print.
  4. Remove your paper, use another piece of paper is pick up any excess ink.
  5. You can see a great video, created by Gelli Arts, on using the new 4" and 6" round Gelli Plates here.
  6. Once I completed my 8.5x11" gelli print, shown below, I cut the paper into 2x2" and 1x1" squares.


Using the 1x1" squares, I created a card, shown at the top of today's post. I simply layered the 1" squares onto 1 1/8" black squares and then adhered them onto a piece of white, embossed cardstock. I'm giddy over how the colors pop against the stark white!

Next, I followed this video to created a book (I trimmed my book down to a 3" square...it's SO cute!) I used the Believe Script stencil, from The Crafters Workshop, and Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste to add some design and texture to each page of my book. Here's the finished cover...
Once the paste was dry, I used foam tape to add a 2" square to each page. I stamped images from the Primitive Icons stamp set (see the bottom of the post for this week's special!!) to stamp images onto white cardstock. I cut out the images and words and added one to each book page...




I'm seriously so in love with these tiny books (my friend Godelieve was my inspiration!) that I'm going to make one for everyone I know...want one? :-)

If you've made it this far...hang on for this week's special and product links.

For one week only, purchase the 6" round Gelli Plate, Dina Wakley Primitive Icons, and/or Tim Holtz Mesh Texture Fade for a 25% discount! Use code GELLI when checking out!

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7 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

they are all nice

Suman Pandit said...

beautiful textures and layers of colors on each of your Gelli print page/piece Kim, love the colors you have used , I get fascinated by all one can do with the gelli printing technique and each pull seems magical !! BTW...You serious about making one mini for everyone ?? :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks great Kim and I feel your pain in the video.

Sue C said...

Fabulous Kim! Sue C x

Kim said...

I agree..those colors pop against the white! Very cool card and book!

Ruby Craft said...

Can't wait to see your video, in the mean time thanks for the link to the video on gelli printing and the mini book. Your colors and textures are fun and look great with the primitive icon stamps. I don't know who wouldn't love getting one of these adorable mini books.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely card book with Gelli printing, Kim !