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A Gelli Plate Valentine

Valentine's Day box Gelli Plate style with Carolyn Dube Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

It’s love, Gelli Plate style!  The cute little heart shaped candy boxes from last year were given a new life with paint and the Gelli for this month’s A Colorful Gelli Print Party.  The February link party will be open all month  for you you share what you’ve Gelli’d and to enjoy some inspiration from others!


I so wish I could get the shimmer from Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine to show up on camera for you- adding a touch of richness that only mica can do!  I think I will be using spray inks more often on my Gelli Plate!

Valentine's Day box Gelli Plate style with Carolyn Dube


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I have been bubbling over with excitement- the  Gelli Print party by itself is exciting but I have something else up my sleeve…it’s almost ready to be revealed. Just a few finishing touches…When you stop back to check out all the great Gelli Prints at the party keep an eye out for the news.  Of course, all my wonderful newsletter subscribers (top right of this page) will find out first to learn about this.  You can read about my newsletters here.

Now it’s your turn!  Share anything Gelli from prints to finished projects!  The February linky will be open all month so be sure to pop back and see what everyone is making!

  • 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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  • Maria McGuire January 31, 2013, 10:01 pm

    AWESOME was to recycle those Valentine boxes! I’m with you LOVE the backs! I need to go try the spray ink now–haven’t tried that yet! Only you could make orange look like Valentine’s Day!!!

  • Jessica Sporn January 31, 2013, 10:16 pm

    Great idea – loved watching you work on those. Brilliant to mix the spray ink with your acrylics. And your colors — YUMMY!! Thanks for being the best hostess ever!

  • Paula - Buenos Aires January 31, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Plain magic! It is awesome to see the box come to life. I´m fascinated by your work.

  • Wanda Hentges January 31, 2013, 11:12 pm

    Beautiful boxes!!!! The spray with the acrylic is a fabulous idea!!!

  • Judy Shea January 31, 2013, 11:49 pm

    Bravo Bravo! That was so cool to watch you real time. .. and the layers.. oh my.
    Thanks for being our hostess with the mostess. Mine will be up soon.

  • marja February 1, 2013, 3:06 am

    Caolyn these are fantastic Gelli hearts. Great with kn spray ink
    lovely greet

  • Corrine February 1, 2013, 4:34 am

    Love these hearts and you know I adore those hot, hot colors…great project and as always an inspiration to others to play and get messy with the things you love. xox

  • Marjie Kemper February 1, 2013, 8:12 am

    Fabulous! I love that you took to printing off the page this way… your boxes are wonderful and enjoyed the video.

  • artmusedog and Carol February 1, 2013, 8:53 am

    You are just so creative ~ love your gelli heart creations!

    Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

  • Marji February 1, 2013, 9:50 am

    Wow. You lifted valentines to a whole new level! Love these.

  • Cynthia February 1, 2013, 10:12 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow. SO creative. SO amazing. The things you think up and the things you can do with a Gelli Plate!! GORGEOUS!!!!

  • Dawn Jones February 1, 2013, 10:16 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these boxes!! I have three candy boxes that I have been holding onto for years…they are getting a coat of gesso today and I am finally ordering my gelli plate!!

  • Barbara Albrecht February 1, 2013, 12:57 pm

    Well Crap!! I threw out several heart boxes a few months ago when I was purging my studio to make room for more crafty goodness. I love how you decorated your boxes…who’d a thunk? I’ve learned a lot from your video…LOVE GELLI PARTIES!!!

  • sharon February 1, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Love, love these boxes.

  • Debbie Smith February 1, 2013, 1:33 pm

    I am so excited to participate in more gelli plate fun this month! Thanks for hosting again. Your heart boxes are beautiful!

  • Faye February 1, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Carolyn, the colors on the heart shaped boxes are so brilliant and beautiful. Your talent with the gelli plates is remarkable. Beautiful work.

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  • Valerie-Jael February 1, 2013, 2:57 pm

    Your hearts are gorgeous! Valerie

  • Susan Tidwell February 1, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Gorgeous boxes. Loved watching you work, umm play!

  • Barbara Ford February 1, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Fascinating. Okay, I just ordered my Gelli Plate. Nervous. But, what in the world do you do with all those sheets of paper, once “painted”? I do all my “paint-type” art in art journals….I can’t imagine having stacks of sheets that I’ve pulled off like you just did–although I’m a LOT about the process, I’m also about the end-product, so I’m trying to picture what I’ll be doing with all this “output”!! Ideas (I wouldn’t use this as an entire scrapbook page background, personally, but other than that)?? and/or CAN this technique be used IN an art journal? Or do you suggest binding loose pages into a journal? Sorry for all the questions–

  • Annette G February 1, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Your hearts are so gorgeous and vibrant, you certainly do wonders with the Gelli plate.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

  • Kim February 1, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Love the Valentine box, how fun! HPPF!

  • Mary C. Nasser February 1, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Your process is truly magical, Carolyn!
    Do you teach workshops, too? 🙂
    You would be great at it!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Linda K February 1, 2013, 8:32 pm

    FABULOUS Carolyn!!! I checked your link to Artist Cellar stencils(which I’d never heard of) and it looks like my friend and I are putting together an order, and another gelli plate play date!!

  • Anne February 2, 2013, 3:41 am

    Awesome! LOVE! 🙂

  • giggles February 2, 2013, 4:50 am

    Love love love these heart boxes!! Good job..so much fun thank-you!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • denthe February 2, 2013, 9:55 am

    That are some cool boxes! I ordered a gelli-plate! waiting impatiently for it to arrive …..

  • Julie G. February 2, 2013, 11:27 am

    Love this! I have been devouring your videos over the past few weeks…totally inspiring! I’m very new to Gelli Plates but am already addicted and loving every minute I can spend with my Gelli Plate LOL

  • Gina Sismilich February 2, 2013, 9:44 pm

    What a wonderful way to make some candy boxes especially beautiful. Love them – HPPF

  • Anita Houston February 3, 2013, 12:47 am

    Brilliant recycling! Brilliant color! Fabulous Valentine!

  • Alison/craftytrog February 3, 2013, 9:47 am

    Those boxes look amazing Carolyn! Thanks for the wonderful tute video!
    I tried to upload a project, but it doesn’t seem to work for me :o(
    Alison x

  • Dianne February 3, 2013, 1:02 pm

    Fantastic fun Valentine color! great PPF…

  • Gillian Pearce February 3, 2013, 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the tip about reactivating the paint left on the Gelli plate. I’m going to be lesss fussy about cleaning mine from now on!

  • Lisa Somerville February 4, 2013, 12:15 am

    Love the colors you used to create your Gelli Plate heart boxes!

  • Julie G. February 4, 2013, 1:22 pm

    Yeah! I fianlly posted some of the Gelli Plate prints I’ve been working on. So excited to join the Gelli Plate Party!

  • JKW February 5, 2013, 8:01 am

    Recycling, love it. You come up with the most brilliant ideas. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Julie G. February 5, 2013, 12:11 pm

    I had an unexpected Gelli Plate print moment yesterday! Love how it finally turned out. Thanks again for all of your inspiration.

  • Shahrul Niza February 8, 2013, 10:28 am

    WOW WOW, I LOVE LOVE this box!!. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your gelli-plate video, thank you so much for sharing :). I haven’t tried playing with gelli-plates yet, but already this is looking so much fun. The colors are awesome, very heart-warming for me. LOVE this!. HUGS.

  • Linda K February 8, 2013, 2:12 pm

    fantastic idea Carolyn!!! BTW, because you so generously shared the link to the stencils you used from Artists Cellar :):):), my friend and I put an order together and now have lots of awesome new stencils to play with! You’re such a pleasure to art with.

  • Pat T February 9, 2013, 7:33 am

    So glad to have found you. Thank you for your generous sharing.

  • Mary Anne February 14, 2013, 10:56 am

    This is entirely too much fun. I made a coffee filter book, printing on the filters. I love the soft textured look of it. I am in danger of ignoring all my other crafty pursuits and just gelli play all day long. I have to go back and watch the Valentine box video again to get more tips on partial printing – I just love the look. clearly, I need more stencils…..



  • Gail February 22, 2013, 12:14 pm

    I’ve been having so much fun with my Gelli plate and finally got something posted on my blog so I joined the party. I’ve enjoyed checking out all the fun everyone else is having too!

  • Rhonda H February 23, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Uh oh, I had wanted to show THIS page: http://rhoz.blogspot.com/2013/02/sunday-art.html
    but I mistakenly posted it as just my blog page. Still getting used to this linky thing sorry…
    At any rate, still making and loving gelli printing!!

    • Carolyn February 23, 2013, 1:04 pm

      No worries- we’ve all done that- or at least that is what I tell myself when I do it…