For the Love of Gelli!

Welcome to August's Artist Team Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap. This month we've been challenged to use Pinterest’s newest feature “Tried it". With all the Distress Oxide ink craze going on I wanted to give my other art mediums some love.  My Gelli plate has definitely been neglected lately.
 
If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at Club Scrap. If you're already hopping and linked to me from Tina's Blog, you're in the right spot.

I searched through Club Scrap's Pinterest and found the Gelli Printing board. There are tons of great ideas here.
 
So let's get started.
 1.  Add acrylic paint to your gelli plate.
2.  Spread paint with a brayer.
3. Place stencil down on gelli plate.
4.  Place paper or vellum on top of stencil and rub back of paper to make good contact with the paint.
5. Remove paper set aside to dry.  Carefully pull off stencil and place a second piece of paper on top of the gelli plate to get another print.

6. Repeat steps with different stencils or masks. Use the same print over and over until you're happy with the design or use a different piece of paper each time. 

Here's just a sample of some of the prints I created.
Now let's do something with these...like make some cards.
 
 

Gelli prints aren't just for card backgrounds. Stamp an image onto the print, fussy cut and use as an embellishment.  I like this option since I'm not very good at coloring images.

Club Scrap papers, border and stamp and coins. Echo Park fish stencil. Cricut title. Nuvo crystal drops. 

 
Thank you for hoping with us today, I hope I gave you some Gelli Plate inspiration. Don't forget to see what other great ideas Club Scrap has pinned.  Please continue on to see what technique Kelly has "tried".

Stop back by on Friday for more Gelli Plate creations.
 
 

Comments

  1. Awesome technique, Lisa and so many wonderful cards and that scrapbookpage is just the best!!

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    1. Thanks Hetty! I love how many panels you can make and save for later.

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  2. What fun Lisa!! Love my gelli plate and have never tried Vellum with it before, need to give it a go, thanks!

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    1. It does curl a bit when you first pull it off but it will straighten out when dried.

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  3. Oh WOW Lisa! Great samples! I am really digging that leaf background on the Vitamin Sea card and your LO is fantastic! Perfect photo and your clusters are just "nautical"! Absolutely seaworthy!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! That background was my favorite too. I loved all the texture and dramatic coloring.

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  4. Love your Gelli prints Lisa, I ran across my round gelli plat the other day. I will have to pull it out and play now.

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    1. I can't wait to see what you create with your plates Ruby!

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  5. Wowsers! Love the prints!!! Gorgeous page and cards too btw

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  6. I'm still reeling from those awesome earrings, and you make these great cards. Another thing to add to my shopping list! Thanks for the ideas!

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  7. Such awesome backgrounds, resulting in beautiful cards and pages. That reminds me, my gelli plate is wasting away somewhere, too...

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    1. Dig it out Karen. I would love to see what you create in all your spare time ;-)

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  8. Beautiful cards and love your layout! Love how you created the backgrounds using that super neat technique. Never seen a gelli plate, ive used a tile before , but love this!
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    Cheryl

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    1. I got addicted to the gelli plate at retreat a few years back. Now I embarrassingly have several.

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  9. Love this. I now own a gelli plate and I am going to have some fun. Love all your cards!

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    1. Congratulations Tina! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  10. Love your gelli prints! Love how you never know exactly what you're going to get until you pull the paper off! So creative to use as a background for the stamped images! Beautiful cards and layout!

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