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Stamping on Gelli Prints with Some Strong Women thumbnail

What do I do with my Gelli Prints? I play with them.  How?  So many many ways.  Today, I'm stamping on them. Using Gelli prints with stamps gives it the painterly, loose look I like without having to plan.  If I tried to color the stamps intentionally, I'd over think it and all the looseness [...]

Picasso Meets the Gelli Plate

Make Picasso style portraits in minutes on the Gelli Plate! For this months' Colorful Gelli Print Party I am showing how easy it is to do.  Picasso was a master with lines, especially when creating faces.  But I am going to "cheat".   I didn't practice drawing.  I didn't master the proportions of a face.  I went to [...]

  http://youtu.be/OtzYDdeNdeo Watch Using a Gelli Print on a Mini Canvas on YouTube. On those days when I am feeling self critical, it is easy for me to think about my failures. You know those big failures like when I forgot to make a reservation at the restaurant.  Or when I forgot my kid had an orthodontist appointment. [...]

Using My Hands on the Gelli Plate for This Month’s Party thumbnail

Hands right in the paint

  This month's Colorful Gelli Print Party is all about giving high five's and celebrating our successes...and getting paint all over our hands on the Gelli Plate!   http://youtu.be/vtenyEwhdFM Watch  Using Your Hands on the Gelli Plate on YouTube   Every day is filled with successes.  It is so much easier to see the shortcomings, the struggles, [...]

Go Be Magic with a Pink Unicorn in an Art Journal thumbnail

Would I like to play with Totem Poppets they asked.  The name alone sounded fun to me!  When the goodies arrived in my mailbox, I realized how customizable these animals are...which means freedom!  I can make them whatever I want.  Wish these were around when my kids were little, oh the possibilities.  Since my kids are [...]

The Easy Way to Get Movement into Your Pages with a Stencil thumbnail

  This is not a major feat of engineering in my art journal...it can't be since there was no measuring involved!  But it sure is fun to flip those birds back and forth in an interactive art journal page!  They're double sided and I am having a blast flipping the birds from side to side... [...]

  I had a plan.  I didn't follow the plan.  I rarely follow my plans...but the plan is still necessary for me.  The plan gives me a  sense of security and control but I stay flexible so I can wander wherever the color and pattern takes me.     Step 1 of the plan: Find [...]

  Welcome to February's Colorful Gelli Print Party!  There's lots in today's post including the winners from Stencil Week, a new home for the Colorful Gelli Print link up, and of course, a tutorial video!  New to the Party?  You can find links to all the previous Colorful Gelli Print Parties here.     This [...]

  Cue the noisemakers!  Throw the confetti! It's 2014 and time for January's Colorful Gelli Print Party!  2013 was an amazing year and 2014 will be even better!  New to the party? You can see all of the Colorful Gelli Print Parties here. I'm playing with the brayer on the Gelli Plate for the Party [...]

  December already?  Time sure does fly when I'm having fun...especially this time of year! This month's Gelli Plate tutorial  is all about using hot glue and circles.  You can find the round Gelli Plate here.   When I have used found lids in the past they made very thin lines on the Gelli Plate- and [...]