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I Don’t Clean Windows or my Gelli Plate

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

Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

It’s day 6 of the party and I am not cleaning for it!  I don’t like to clean. I really don’t like to clean.  Just ask my long suffering teens who have to do dishes and sweep and do laundry!  So I find it joyful when I don’t need to clean my Gelli Plate! For those of you who like to clean the dried acrylic paint comes right off with water.
I built up the layers of paint by printing but not pulling up all the ghost prints that I could have. That leaves traces of paint each time. By the time of the video I had approximately 10ish layers of paint on there but it is not like there is a law about how many layers to use.  You can use whatever makes you happy – and isn’t the point of arting?

I wish I could tell you that I planned all these layers carefully and knew exactly what was going to show up on each print but I can’t.  It is random and exciting.  The more layers of paint the more depth to the grunge that gets pulled up onto the paper.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So now it is your turn to share any of your Gelli creations from prints to finished projects!

  • Link up your Gelli Plate blog posts, flickr page, YouTube videos – it is all welcome!  New posts or recent posts are welcome!
  • Add a link back to the party so others can join us too!
  • Leave a comment on at least 2 other links from the party.  You know how wonderful kind comments encourage us creative types!
  • Participate as many times as you want- just be sure it relates to the Gelli Plate.  If you notice your link deleted it is because it didn’t have a thing to do with the Gelli plate and that is what we’re celebrating here!

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  • Rhonda H January 6, 2013, 10:46 am

    Loved the way you did the grunge look — I am trying it this morning!

  • Marjie Kemper January 6, 2013, 10:55 am

    That is some gorgeous grunge, girl! Love all the built-up layers.

  • froebelsternchen January 6, 2013, 12:19 pm

    fabulous!

  • Maria McGuire January 6, 2013, 1:25 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!!! Love the grunge!!! These are going to make fabulous backgrounds or pieces of collage!

  • Valerie-Jael January 6, 2013, 2:33 pm

    I am jealous looking at all those lovely layers! Have fun! Valerie
    PS. it HAS to be red paint on the floor, that’s a law!

  • Tammy Murdock January 6, 2013, 2:34 pm

    These are incredible!! I may have to curb my cleaning …..

  • Barbara Albrecht January 6, 2013, 2:37 pm

    OOOO…what fun!! I’ve left a couple layers to pull up but see that I need to just leave the layers build even more. LOVE the grungyness that you got!

  • Susan Tidwell January 6, 2013, 2:49 pm

    Awesome!! I don’t like cleaning either so this is a great idea.

  • Linda K January 6, 2013, 3:28 pm

    fabulous Carolyn!!! I have always cleaned up my plate before- well, not anymore!! Love the “grungy” surprises!!

  • Wanda Hentges January 6, 2013, 3:58 pm

    Way cool!!!

  • Corrine January 6, 2013, 4:39 pm

    I love how it is a surprise when the paint layers take in unexpected ways, nice views here that’s for sure. xox

  • Tracy January 6, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Especially love that first one. It reminds me of lichen.

  • Patti Tolley Parrish January 6, 2013, 10:31 pm

    Very cool Carolyn! Never ending fun on these gelli plates. Check out my video about how I clean off my plates and pick up all that crusty goodness…

    1st attempt at video – Gelli Plate Love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb3VhN153YE

  • Judy Shea January 6, 2013, 10:53 pm

    Well, now, that’s how that done. I was wondering. I had heard about it. That first lift was my favorite. I tried to put my link it, but it would take. Still has my first post. Sigh.

  • Kathy Gledsdale January 8, 2013, 8:21 am

    Love your ideas!

  • Suzanne January 11, 2013, 1:57 am

    Stunningly grungy! Love it!!
    Thanks a very lot for this gorgeous party, all your tutorials and the inspirations. Great job!
    Best, Suzanne