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A Colorful Gelli Print Party at aColorfulJourney.com with Carolyn Dube Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

It’s day 4 of the party! So glad you are here! I’ve been asked what kind of paper I use and it is whatever I have. In these videos it has been cheap cards stock from the office supply store. I will use old book pages,scrapbook paper, deli paper, really anything! The paints I use are Amsterdam – they are affordable, come in colors in I like, and stay wet for me on the Gelli Plate better than several other brands I tried.

In the video I create 3 canvases at once. I use more paint on the Gelli Plate when I am using canvas or fabrics compared to paper. Here is how each canvas progressed. I am putting all 3 of them on the blog as proof that is doesn’t always go the way I’d like. There is one I am very happy with, one that is okay, and one that needs a lot more layers for me to like it at all (but I am not tell which is which)!

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A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube collaged canvas work in progress

 

Here’s the middle canvas in progress. I collaged on various Gelli print papers and added paint. I have a couple of ideas for this but we’ll see which one my muse likes the best…

There are stencils from Crafters Workshop, Artist Cellar, Stencil Girl and Prima used on these canvases.

Have you had a chance to check out all the great Gelli-ness that has linked up? I am blown away by all the creativity! There is still time for you to link up your prints and join the party!

  • 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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  • Anne January 4, 2013, 8:33 am

    Very inspiring, those gellis are very versatile and interesting medium! Happy PPF!

  • artmusedog and Carol January 4, 2013, 9:01 am

    Lots of creativity with your gelli plates ~ Love your first painting ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuse Dog and Carol ^_^)

  • Jessica Sporn January 4, 2013, 9:09 am

    Very cool! I hadn’t thought of pressing a canvas onto my gelli — love watching you work that thing! I think I caught a “stencil girl” stencil in there too!!

  • Marji January 4, 2013, 10:58 am

    Carol – this looks like just waaaaaayy too much fun! I love living vicariously through your creative eyes. Love coming here and seeing what you are up to along your creative colorful journey. Happy PPF

  • MissyK January 4, 2013, 11:05 am

    What fun! Love the colour combinations and layering of your pieces.

    Happy New Year and Happy PPF too!

    Karenx

  • faye January 4, 2013, 11:29 am

    Carolyn, I’m going back and editing my post to link up with this one of yours. I tried a homemade gel plate which was a real mess. I will recommend the viewers check out what you have made. Beautiful work.

  • Faye January 4, 2013, 11:42 am

    I forgot to say that the experiment with home made gelli plates was not my PPF post. The experiment is here:
    http://hastingshall2.blogspot.com/2013/01/gel-style-monoprint-experiment.html

  • Maria McGuire January 4, 2013, 11:45 am

    Loved watching the progression of the canvas’ in progress and in your photos! Now I’m feeling the need to run and try a canvas–haven’t tried that yet! So much inspiration in this video!!!!

  • Cynthia January 4, 2013, 1:16 pm

    I would be hard pressed to guess which one isn’t your favorite (yet!)–they’re all FABULOUS!! I love the colors and the color combinations! And those stencils! Gorgeous!!!!

  • Annette G January 4, 2013, 1:20 pm

    I have been wondering about the Gelli plate so thank you for making this video and loving your results. Happy PPF, Annette x

  • Debbie January 4, 2013, 1:51 pm

    These all are so fun! I’ve printed on paper in the recycling bin, sheet music, tissue paper, chipboard, etc…it’s really amazing to me how well this plate will print. Thanks again for hosting this challenge. I was beginning to think I was the only crazy person in love with her gelliplate! šŸ™‚

  • gloria January 4, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Carolyn, Happy New Year and what wonderful things you have here. I’ve never heard of gelliplate. Something new for me. Will check it out. All your pieces are fabulous, thank you for sharing.

  • Valerie-Jael January 4, 2013, 2:40 pm

    Great idea using canvases, love the colours, too! Valerie

  • Judy Shea January 4, 2013, 2:44 pm

    Wooohoooo, Carolyn! I’m exhausted after all that. You are creating some amazing backgrounds. That darker blue was just gorgeous and of course, my fav, turquoise. Messy, messy love. More please!

  • Dara Lynn January 4, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Just order me a Gelli! After 4 days of the party….I need to get my own party on ! You make the difference!

  • froebelsternchen January 4, 2013, 4:20 pm

    you are so creative! GREAT! I pressed my Art Journal on the colored plate too ..lol…
    ..I have to practice more and watch your videos I think!
    Such a great messy playing!
    The plate is now available in the Netherlands .. that is better for me than USA or GB because of the EURO.

    xxx Susi

  • Marjie Kemper January 4, 2013, 4:44 pm

    Hon, it never occurred to me that this would work on canvas… what a fantastic idea. You should be working for Gelli Arts… you are showcasing their product remarkably well!

  • Corrine January 4, 2013, 4:59 pm

    Yummo – loving these new pieces and all the overlapping stencils and letters and numbers and paint and gorgeosity! My big plate is on the way – Wahoo!!!!!!!! xox

  • Mary C. Nasser January 4, 2013, 5:19 pm

    So so very inspiring, Carolyn!!
    Love seeing the video progression!
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    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • sharon January 4, 2013, 7:49 pm

    I haven’t heard of Gelli plate before, but then I have noticed that a lot of things bloggers talk about are not available in NZ. Looks interesting.

  • Laurence January 4, 2013, 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the party! It is always interesting to see what others come up with when using that incredible tool. It is hard to stop printing sometimes! I had never done much with paper, I am more a fiber person, but the Gelli plate changed that and I now have pounds of prints and don’t know yet what to do with them.

  • Laurence January 4, 2013, 7:52 pm

    And after seeing the beautiful work on canvas I will try that soon!

  • Linda K January 4, 2013, 8:14 pm

    what fun colorful pieces Carolyn!! Sadly although I want to link here, to PPF and FF &F I haven’t been able to the last several days-blogger won’t allow me to post photos-no matter what I’ve tried-and yet aagin -can’t view the complete post for FF & F-ugh!
    At least I’m able to visit šŸ™‚

  • Piarom January 5, 2013, 9:42 am

    wonderful pages you have done!! Never had tried out this gelly-thing…maybe I should?! Greez from Conny

  • Kay Wallace January 5, 2013, 11:59 am

    This just looks like so much fun! I think I am about ready to buy one! Love your work, Carolyn! Have been pinning your videos to my Pinterest page!

  • Claudette January 5, 2013, 12:26 pm

    This is amazing! So wonderful and inspiring too!

  • Rinda January 6, 2013, 1:57 am

    I don’t have a gelli plate (though I have done monoprinting on Jello before!), but I do love the first print esepcially.
    Rinda

  • Ritu Dua January 6, 2013, 6:29 am

    You have inspired me to try out this gel medium …want to do that soon !
    Your art is bright and happy…always…and I am sure it will glide you through 2013 in a magical way šŸ™‚ Fond wishes !!

  • Wanda Hentges January 9, 2013, 2:09 pm

    These are awesome!!!!!!