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A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing

A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube

 All videos are now downloadable!

A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn DubeThe Gelli Plate is a tool that encourages play. No pressure, just play.  That is why I love it so much!  I guide you step-by-step as you create amazing papers loaded with layers of color and design.  People who don’t know about the Gelli Plate can’t imagine how the layers were made. But you will learn exactly how it is done!  This workshop is loaded with techniques for both newbies and veterans of the Gelli Plate.


A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube


Prints can be just one layer or have layer after layer building up the pattern and color to create 1-of-a-kind papers!   I will share the why’s and how’s as I print my papers so you can make your prints with confidence!





A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube


You’re  looking right over my shoulder as I make my Gelli prints.  You’ll see it all- including my oops and how I handle them. I’m also here to answer any questions you might have along the way.




A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn DubeJust some of what you will learn in this workshop:

  • how to get layers of color in just one single pull from the Gelli Plate
  • how to use homemade and purchased stencils
  • how to get texture on the Gelli Plate with found objects
  • how color theory applies to the Gelli printing (the polite way of saying how to avoid mud)
  • how to get subtle or bold effects when you want where you want
  • how to use more than just paint on the Gelli Plate
  • how to use rubber stamps on the Gelli Plate
  • building a composition using layers on the Gelli Plate
  • painting on the Gelli Plate
  • how to deal with the ugly prints
  • how to use the prints in a variety of mixed media projects
  • how to combine multiple techniques in one print
  • how to be free and experience all the joy in playing with the Gelli Plate!

Just added- bonus lesson on turning Gelli prints into any size gift wrap!

A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube


I’ll also share some mixed media projects you can do with your Gelli prints. There is no limit to how you can use these papers!  Not only will you be getting technique videos you will also see how I use these papers in my artwork.





A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube

Once you are in the class you will have access to the entire class so you can work at your own pace!  over 7 hours of video!

All videos are downloadable!

The class is hosted over at CarolynDubeArtWorkshops.com on a private blog that you will have access to forever!

There is a secret Facebook to share with and get to know fellow Gelli printing classmates too!



A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube



This is a video based class so you will need a computer and basic computer skills.  High speed internet access is highly recommended.  Videos are hosted at Vimeo.




What’s it like to take a workshop with me? Here’s what students in the workshop are saying:

A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube

I must say that I am so very impressed…I have purchased a few other on line classes and we know there are a lot of videos out there to watch as well and though I am grateful for all of that yours is the one that seems to inspire me most. It’s evident with your past and now you have a “gift” to teach. Anyone can make a video but it takes a gift to keep your audience captivated and to be able to really inspire one to believe in themselves. I have been pacing myself with this workshop just so it lasts… Love what you do and appreciate it as well!!!Thank you! -Terri Doney

This class has been fantastic! You explain things clearly in a fun and energizing way.- Dawn

Carolyn, I really hope you create more online classes! I love your teaching style. You have a clear, concise, way of delivery. I feel encouraged to experiment with each new lesson. Today, I was really grateful that you showed us how to handle the messes as I’ve quite a few of them.- Ellen



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These are the basic supplies.

Optional supplies

  • Catalyst blade tools  (My favorites are the size 15mm for # 1 or 6 or 5 and size 50mm #5 and every one of them works well on the Gelli Plate.)
  • Stencils- any will work!
  • artist tape
  • Foam meat trays (The kind that your chicken or beef come in at the grocery store. Save these- you’ll be amazed at what they can do with a Gelli Plate!)
  • Spray inks (I use Dylusions)
  • Rubber stamps
  • Stuff from around the house such as a crocheted doily, corrugated cardboard, leaves, anything with a texture or shape that you like.
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  • NatashaMay February 24, 2013, 9:32 am

    Congrats on your workshop! Sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper February 24, 2013, 11:57 am

    Fantastic! I love the videos you include on your blog and look forward to seeing the new ones in the GP Workshop.

  • Judy Shea February 24, 2013, 2:52 pm

    Woot Woot… oh ya.. I’ll be there.

  • marja February 24, 2013, 3:21 pm

    congrats to your workshops it looks great.
    lovely graat Marja

  • Valerie-Jael February 24, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Sounds fantastic. I can’t join in, I still don’t have a gelli plate! Valerie

  • Kay Wallace February 24, 2013, 4:19 pm

    Congrats on providing another great learning experience! I was just about to ask about a distributor for the Gelli Plates and up popped all the informations! 😉

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours February 24, 2013, 7:04 pm

    Knowing how beautifully done your Use Your Words workshop is, I’m sure this one will be fantastic!!

  • Anne DeHart February 24, 2013, 8:18 pm

    I loved Use Your Words and just got my gelli plate. I can’t wait for the class to begin!

  • Nancy Kelley/Gelli Arts February 25, 2013, 1:02 pm

    LOVE 🙂 Looks to be a ton of fun with great instruction….. Happy Printing!

  • Kathy Gledsdale February 26, 2013, 8:56 am

    Sadly no pennies to my name at the moment so I can’t join in the workshop. But I am sure it will be a lot of fun. Love the above prints!

  • Claudia Mitchell March 1, 2013, 4:44 pm

    I find all these classes fascinating and would love to start playing with the Gelli plate. It looks very cool and interesting!

  • kathleen codyrachel March 4, 2013, 7:01 pm

    I love your wonderful use (sneakers! ) of gelli plates!!! I hope to sign up for your class in mid- month – when my SS check arrives – can’t afford the catalyst tools yet so at Job Lots purchased some soft silicone kitchen tools including a whisk -I cut groves & round shapes along the edges of the spatulas & off I go
    thank you so much-

    • Carolyn March 4, 2013, 7:10 pm

      I hope you’ll share with us how it turns out! I am sure there are lots of people who would love to know!

    • Susi March 31, 2013, 3:54 am

      Yes, please share, but where all can see as I won’t be able to sign up for class due to financial reasons ( I also get SS, and as you know it doesn’t go far!)
      Maybe later…..

  • Jolene March 7, 2013, 3:11 pm

    Hi..would I be able to download these classes?
    I hope so…can’t wait to take the class! Just want to be able to watch when
    dont haVe computer access…
    Thank you,

    • Carolyn Dube March 7, 2013, 4:38 pm

      The videos are available to you forever but not for download.

  • kathleen codyrachel March 11, 2013, 4:03 pm

    I want in — just waiting for my check. I love my gelli plates & I love what you so with your gelli plates!!!

  • Suzanne Gundlach March 12, 2013, 4:59 pm

    Fun stuff! Love layering patterns!

  • alice March 31, 2013, 2:43 pm

    carolyn, i was coming to your blog to tell you i finally bought a gelli plate and i see this post about a class. i am involved in 4 0r 5 classes online, and behind in all of them, but i’m going to sign up for this one anyway since you say the videos are there forever. thank you for sharing your talent and time!

  • Rosina Ervin April 12, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Hi. For some reason I can’t access the videos (have been successful until today). When I type in the password, ibiawaV, the screen goes blank. Thank you in advance for your help. 🙂 [email protected]

    • Carolyn April 12, 2013, 2:51 pm

      I’ll email you and we’ll get this figured out together!

  • Diane M Noll May 15, 2013, 10:02 am

    I would love to take this class. I have been checking out several different ones and yours just screamed te me. lol……….I can’t afford it right now. How long will it be available for? My Gelli plate arrived yesterday. Can not wait to get “inky”. lol.

    • Carolyn May 15, 2013, 4:22 pm

      Enjoy that Gelli Plate that just arrived! Oh the adventures you can have with it! I have no plans to take it down for the time being so no worries.

  • Diane May 15, 2013, 4:17 pm

    love your techniques and your thoughtfulness in sharing the techniques and your experience. Love it! Thanks for helping me to learn how to us the gelli plate and to actually create some art with it.