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Why I Gelli Print

Gelli prints by Carolyn Dube

I was asked by a non-art person what I enjoy making when I create.  Of course I said, I love making Gelli prints.  Befuddlement.  That “did you just speak an alien word” look.  How could I possibly explain what I do with the Gelli Plate using words only.  I tried.  The more I explained the less he understood.  I needed visual aides.

Why do I make Gelli prints?  It makes me happy to play with complete freedom. The full post, including a video, for this piece is here.

Collage with Gelli print leftovers with Carolyn Dube

Along with freedom and fun there is magic.  There is something breath taking when the layers of paint play together to create something I could not have created with a paint brush.  You can see the full post, including a video on how to use the Gelli Plate to make a print like this, here.

A Colorful Gelli Print Party at aColorfulJourney.com with Carolyn Dube

I end up with a joyous stack of one-of-a-kind papers made by me in the colors I want.  Those papers can be used to make anything from the practical envelopes to playful shoes. Both of these posts have videos so you can join in and play too!  Check out the envelopes here and the sneakers here.

Using Gelli prints to make envelopes and matching cards wtih Carolyn Dube at aColorfulJourney.com

A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube

How could I not love making Gelli Prints?  I’m not the only one! Check out all the great prints and projects that have linked up for A Colorful Gelli Print Party for May.  The link party goes all month so there is still plenty of time to join in and link up!  Stop on over here to see all the Gelli plate magic that is happening!

 

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  • Cynthia May 17, 2013, 11:08 am

    Gelli Plate Magic. LOVE.

  • Kay Wallace May 17, 2013, 10:01 pm

    I, too, am addicted, Carolyn! Love all these works of art. Great video…inspired me to do some plating over the weekend!

  • Maria McGuire May 17, 2013, 10:30 pm

    I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I think it was easier to say I scrapbook and just get the looks that comes with that. Say the word Mixed Media, Gelli Plate, Art Journal and people look at you like “Huht???!!” But, believe me my friend I know why you Gelli Plate :)

  • Marjie Kemper May 18, 2013, 9:26 am

    I think you need to carry around a mini album to show people your gorgeous prints!

  • susie carranza studio May 18, 2013, 3:37 pm

    i love what you do with your gelli plate! i JUST (yesterday!) used my gelli plate for the first time and i am hooked! i’ll be following your blog and watching your videos for tips and inspiration. :)
    https://www.facebook.com/susiecarranzastudio

  • Corrine May 18, 2013, 5:44 pm

    How did I miss this post….love the gelli play and I know your heart is there all the way….have a good last few days…xox

  • Heather Hykkonen May 21, 2013, 10:20 am

    I get asked this a lot, “So, what do you do with them?”. My response is ANYTHING I WANT!!

    I love your videos, thanks for taking time to post them!