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Video showing what a round Gelli Plate can do -so many many things!

Would the 6" round Gelli Plate be much different than the big one? I wondered...I wasn't sure until I played with it.  It is different! The size feels so different than the 8" plate.  And thanks to the size, what I could do with it in my art journal blew my mind.  Take a peek at [...]

21 Secrets Spring

Art journaling is one of my favorite ways to let myself play.  Thanks to Gelli printing, I have a rich and colorful place to start any time I want and you can too!  I'm sharing 4 new videos showing how to make colorful Gelli prints in 21 Secrets Spring.  Thanks to the very generous Hali [...]

  There is one important thing to remember when Gelli printing with words.  It's a biggie.  And I forget it all the time.  How could I forget something so important?  I get into a Gelli printing zone and my brain turns off and lets me create from the heart. What's the important thing I forget? [...]

Making your own papers on the Gelli plate means you have an instant collection of coordinating papers.  What can you do with those Gelli prints?  One thing is art journal with them. I picked 3 coordinating papers I made during this months's Colorful Gelli Print Party.  You can see how I made these prints using [...]

What a Colorful and Imperfect World This Is! thumbnail

My stenciling wasn't perfect.  My colored pencil work wasn't perfect.  Nothing on this is perfect and I love it that way!   This Gelli print, made using a technique from my One Pull Wonders workshop, started it all.  The swirls of color started to look like continents and it fit so perfectly with Mary Nasser's stencil...before [...]

Using a Stencil to Create Journal Prompts thumbnail

I use art to process emotions and feelings but sometimes I get stuck.  That's when having a prompt helps me get moving again.  Gelli prints and my new Verbage stencil to the rescue! This stencil, packed with words of action  to celebrate the emotions and excitement of life, is a great way to create prompt cards. [...]

The Tale of a Halloween Oops Card

The Tale of a Halloween Oops Card

Turning this  Gelli print in to a card was supposed to be a quick and easy.  Then there was an Oops thanks to my handwriting.  Then another. That probably doesn't surprise you one bit.  I make all sorts of mistakes, I mean Oopsies, as I play.  It didn't go as planned but every Oops was [...]

Sticker and Gelli Plate Play

Video showing how I’m using up old scrapbooking stickers in my mixed-media play on the Gelli Plate

This isn’t my brightest logic.  I’ve got a huge box of Mrs. Grossman stickers that I love from my avid scrapbooking days.  Love them so much I don’t use them.  That is all changing thanks to this month’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!   I am facing that not so logical logic and getting those stickers to use on [...]

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

Picasso Meets the Gelli Plate thumbnail

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 [...]