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August’s Colorful Gelli Print Party

Gelli Printing Video for A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube


Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

You have no idea how surprised the woman was next to me when I found Velcro dots in WalMart.  I did get a bit excited about it… maybe I shouldn’t have made so much noise…Then I found some round silicon feet in a junk store.  More excitement that only Gelli platers can fully understand.   In today’s video I am turning those circles into texture tools/stamps for my Gelli Plate!


You can watch the video on YouTube here.

Gelli Printing Video for A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube


My Gelli Printing Workshop is now being offered at iCreateFlix!

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In this workshop you will be looking over shoulder as I use my Gelli Plate.  I’ll show you how I keep from making mud, how to use a stencil in many many different ways, how to turn the ugly prints into your favorite prints,  technique after technique for making unique prints with the Gelli Plate and more!  Over 7 hours of Gelli printing instruction filled with in-depth techniques all available to you now for only $69.00.   You can work at your own pace and watch it as many times as you want!

To all of you who have already signed up for my Gelli Printing workshop, this is the exact same class. Those who are currently enrolled in my workshop here nothing will change for you.  New sign ups will be iCreateFlix.

And, there is a new workshop coming soon too.  My staff of little elves are getting it all ready.  Okay, no little elves, but I am filming and preparing!  I’ll have more details soon.



There’s video showing how I made this tag and others at the iCreateFlix blog!




Gelli Plate and StencilGirl Stencil with Cotton Swab by Carolyn Dube


And another video at StencilGirl Talk  showing how I used cotton swabs with a stencil!


Thank you to everyone who linked up for July’s party.  Over 60 ideas to inspire and amaze!  If you haven’t seen them yet- take a look at the July Colorful Gelli Print Party!  The Gelli Plate is full of endless possibilities and that is clear by all the goodness linked up!  If you missed it, you can see it here.  Now on to this month’s party.  It is open all month!

Link up your Gelli Plate blog posts, flickr photos, YouTube videos , any online media you’re using to share your work– it is all welcome!  New posts or recent posts are welcome!

  • Link to a specific blog post or flickr page or YouTube video or other source that way people can easily find your Gelli goodness.
  • 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  comments encourage us creative types!
  • Participate as many times as you want- just be sure it relates to the Gelli Plate.
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  • Molly Freibott August 1, 2013, 12:40 am

    I can’t wait to join in! What a great way to start August. I’m a bit new to the Blogging and Linking world- I’m not quite sure how to do a ‘linkback’ but I will find out! Great to see you on Twitter my friend!

  • Michelle V. Alkerton August 1, 2013, 3:18 am

    Hi Carolyn
    Looking forward to another month of gelatin monoprinting fun :).
    Stay inspired!

  • Julie G. August 1, 2013, 7:19 am

    Carolyn…can always count on you to get me inspired and craving time with my Gelli plate. So glad it’s a long weekend here in Canada so that I have an extra day to play! Laughed so hard at your description of getting excited in the hardware store…I’ve done that too and the looks on the men’s faces are priceless when I find something really cool and squeal with delight (I guess men just don’t get that excited over hardware supplies LOL)

  • Judy Shea August 1, 2013, 9:53 am

    GREAT video. Love finding things to make textures and prints with.. You found gold, I must say. Those would make fun cards.

  • Corrine August 1, 2013, 10:52 am

    By the sea and with toys, what could be better, play away. xox

  • Cynthia August 1, 2013, 3:55 pm

    Your eyeballs popped!! That’s hilarious!!! =D I love LOVE all the beautiful papers and tags–the colors and layers are just amazing!! Who woulda thunk that Velcro and sticky dots could make such gorgeous patterns! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Donna Johnson August 1, 2013, 5:09 pm

    Hi, all,

    I’ve been tearing up Gelli prints and collaging them in my journal. It is so much fun. I left a link — I hope you will take a look and comment only blog. I think Carolyn’s videos are fabulous!


    • Donna Johnson August 1, 2013, 5:10 pm

      Comment “on my” blog, not “only”. I hate it when that happens!

  • Suzanne August 2, 2013, 1:37 am

    LOL! I can fully understand your excitement. I find myself looking at the strangest things in a completely new way since I have the plate. Thank you so much for hosting the partys and tireless commenting on the countless blogs. Suzanne xx

  • Mary Anne August 2, 2013, 4:35 am

    What is it about the Gelli plate that demands you experiment?

    I have a whole host of oddball things that I feel sure will work, but the time to play is hard to find.
    Love the inspiration I find here every month.

    Mary Anne

  • Rhonda H August 2, 2013, 11:14 am

    Love the velcro idea! Will have to go get some and play!!!
    Now that I am back doing Mail Art I have a ton more ideas for the Gelli plate to try… and only a week more of vacation! Better get playing!!
    As always, thanks for hosting this linky party Carolyn!

  • Kathy Gledsdale August 2, 2013, 11:28 am

    Beautiful results!

  • Nic McLean August 2, 2013, 11:31 am

    Thank you for your video – now I finally understand what gelli plates are!!! they’re everywhere in art blog land and I never really knew what anyone was talking about! I’ve been enlightened!

  • Suzanne August 2, 2013, 11:35 am

    Me again 🙂 Thank you so much for your very kind comment, I feel chuffed 🙂 The one with the pencils and the bird is my favorite, too 😀
    Suzanne x

  • Boo August 2, 2013, 4:38 pm

    Love those rubber feet and velcro dots… another whole section of the store to wander through…. Loved how your prints turned out.

  • Araya August 2, 2013, 11:42 pm

    I get e cited about velcro simply because its cool and useful. But you have elevated it to a whole new artform!

  • Anne August 3, 2013, 1:43 am

    Love your gellis! <3 Awesome video!

  • samara August 3, 2013, 5:17 pm

    Oh Carolyn, now how brilliant are you! (as always! lol) I love the velcro idea. The art is such a wonderful color as well. Heartfully yours my friend, Samara

  • Gabriele August 3, 2013, 7:30 pm

    I really love, what you do with the Gelli Plate. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • APG Jamie August 3, 2013, 9:42 pm

    velcro who would’d thunk, lol

  • denthe August 4, 2013, 9:21 am

    Thanks for the inspiration! I have those velcro dots in the house right now, wonder where they’ll end up ….

  • Rhonda H August 4, 2013, 2:11 pm

    I just can’t stay off that gelli plate! This time, gelli printing ATC backgrounds!

  • monique August 4, 2013, 5:08 pm

    just discoverd this blog and really enjoyed all the art that is linked up. I will be visiting a lot

    • Jo August 5, 2013, 8:27 pm

      Lot’s of “wonderfulness” here, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing.

  • Tracy August 6, 2013, 7:57 am

    Oooh, now I have a use for all those sticky-back felt circles that come with flat-pack furniture! I must have nearly as many of those as you have Q-tips 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper August 8, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Fabulous video. Love your trick with the sticky circles!

  • JKW August 8, 2013, 7:02 pm

    I like that, ‘how to keep from making mud’ sometimes things just don’t work out well. You always have great art and your experiments look like so much fun. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Anni August 12, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Carol, thanks for the chance to post our work. Love your Blog and videos and now I can view others’ work too!


  • Anni August 12, 2013, 7:05 pm

    Carol, I posted two, so I’ll comment twice. Keep those videos coming; they are fabulous because you have a great and honest approach to teaching. Those kids at school are going to miss you, I’ll bet.


  • Jo August 12, 2013, 8:27 pm

    Wonderful things happening with this gelli plate.

  • Marsha August 24, 2013, 1:18 am

    used some gelli prints to make a gift wrap….

  • Nancy August 29, 2013, 10:18 pm

    After stamping on my Gelli printed fabric and quilting it, I made some small zipper bags. I like to use my Gelli printed cardstock to make envelopes with matching notecards.

  • Kate Robertson August 30, 2013, 1:08 pm

    I had fun with my plate this week. I am using catalyst wedges and they are awesome. Just found out about this group. I love to share.