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February’s Colorful Gelli Print Party and Winners

Video tutorial using the Gelli Plate to seal PanPastels by Carolyn Dube


Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!Welcome to February’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!  There’s lots in today’s post including the winners from Stencil Week, a new home for the Colorful Gelli Print link up, and of course, a tutorial video!  New to the Party?  You can find links to all the previous Colorful Gelli Print Parties here.



Video tutorial using the Gelli Plate to seal PanPastels used with a StencilGirl stencil by Carolyn Dube

This month’s tutorial shows how to seal PanPastels with the Gelli Plate.  This wasn’t my idea, it was Mary Anne’s from over at scrappystickyinkymess.  You probably recognize her as regular Gelli Partier!  She was kind enough to grant me permission to share her idea with you in a video.  Thanks Mary Anne!

One little thing to note about this…you do need to clean off the Gelli Plate every time you seal PanPastels if you want it “perfect”.  A small amount of the color gets left behind and will appear on the next paper that you seal.  I actually like how that looks to so I don’t clean it off every time.  You’re shocked.  I know…

Click here to watch February’s Colorful Gellli Print Party on YouTube.

Supplies Used

Where’s the link party?  Where are we sharing our Gelli prints this month?  I am moving the Colorful Gelli Print Party to Google+ so that it is easier for everyone to share.  You can upload a photo to Google+, share a link to your blog, share a video, or any combination.  Everyone is welcome to come and play!  Click here to join A Colorful Playground or to just take a peek around.

If you are new to Google+, then this is the place to come and play because I am new to it too!  I am learning and am sharing how to get around as I learn it.  Below is a short video if you’d like to learn more about how to get around the Google+ community.


How to use a Google+ community

Click here to watch a new art community for sharing creativity on Google+ on YouTube.

Want help setting up a Google+ account? Click here for nice tutorial I found to help you.


A huge thank you to everyone who made Stencil Week such fun as I introduced my latest stencils from StencilGirl!  I had a blast sharing videos with you all week!  If you see your name on the winners list just send me an email with you address (acolorfuljourney at gmail dot com) and I’ll get your prize out to you pronto!

The winners of the random giveaways from all 5 days of Stencil Week are:

Monday: Diamond Waves: Jen Clark

Tuesday: Linked Small: Kate Robertson

Wednesday: Open Buildings: Tasha

Thursday: Union Small: Caroline D.

Set of J Hooks: SandeeNC, Anna , Karin Boulanger

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  • Sylvia Tabor January 31, 2014, 9:11 am

    It was a fabulous week, Carolyn !!! Enjoyed everyday. Congrats to all the winners, enjoy those stencils and JHooks!!!

  • gill edwards January 31, 2014, 10:09 am

    this is so useful as i have used pan pastels and i spray a cheap hair spray over to fix them but i dont like the smell and the nuisance of it so this is perfect for me.
    Gill x

  • Corrine January 31, 2014, 10:57 am

    Pretty cool because I hate spray fixative…..might try this one. xox

  • Denise Spillane January 31, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Congrats to you lucky winners. Enjoy.

  • Mary Anne January 31, 2014, 12:52 pm

    well done! Do bear in mind, too, that it works brilliantly for sealing ink jet printed text. I like to print title sometimes for my AJ pages but am always frustrated when I brush over acrylic medium and the text gets all smeary. Well, using the Gelli plate to seal the text (or images, for that matter) means that isn’t an issue. Do clean the plate afterwards, and it helps to massage in some baby oil as well, if the ink transfers to the plate – that will pull it right out. I did get a confirmation from Gelli Arts that baby oil is fine to use BTW. This post shows that http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/just-some-more-gelli-sealing-samples/ and the following one shows using a bit of fun foam in lieu of a Gelli plate – not as good but it’ll do in a pinch 🙂

    Thanks for the shout out – and glad yo found it useful

    Mary Anne

    • Carolyn Dube January 31, 2014, 2:03 pm

      Thanks Mary Anne! Feel free to add any other advice too!

  • Ruth L January 31, 2014, 1:50 pm

    Carolyn, it was a great stencil week, very inspirational to see your works, and congrats to all the winners. And thanks for taking care of that beautiful community on Google+.

  • Kay Wallace January 31, 2014, 3:21 pm

    Congrats to the lucky winners! I have only a couple of PanPastels and don’t use them because I don’t want to go outside to spray the fixative! I do, however, have gel medium and a Gelli plate! WooHoo! Thanks for this great tip! Mwah! KayW

  • Kirsten Alicia January 31, 2014, 3:39 pm

    Great idea & congrats to the winners.

  • Caroline D. January 31, 2014, 5:50 pm

    Such a cool technique to seal pan pastels… thanks for sharing it you two! Thank you also for the stencil week prize!!! Can’t wait to play with the new stencil!!! 😀

  • Tasha January 31, 2014, 8:47 pm

    I won! I won! I won! Hehehe….Thank you soooo much! I love this Blog!!!

  • sandeeNC February 1, 2014, 1:46 am

    So excited to have won the J Hooks, now I can get all organized…my craft room won’t recognize me, lol

  • Marcia February 1, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Great video! I like the stenciling with Pan Pastels. I need to buy some large makeup sponges now. The gel medium trick was helpful too. thanks!

  • M February 1, 2014, 3:20 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re moving to Google+! I have many privacy concerns with how they handle their accounts, so I won’t be participating in the Gelli Print Party anymore. I’ll still be Gelli printing though!

  • Kirsten Reed February 1, 2014, 6:40 pm

    Good information! Who knew the gelli plate and pastels could work together?? Thanks for the great information and info on the Google + community too!

  • Susan Johnson February 3, 2014, 9:49 am

    This is so much better for fixing pan pastels. The sprays are noxious and have to be used “in a well ventilated area” i.e. outside. Outside sometimes is just not an option. Thanks to Mary Anne for letting you share.

  • Rebecca Buchanan February 8, 2014, 10:32 am

    Thanks for showing us how to put this great technique into action. Those who use an inkjet printer (like me) will also like the other tip Mary Ann shares on her blog (clue: highly related to what Carolyn has shown us here). Follow the link Carolyn shared up at the beginning–I was really glad I did. And now I’m going to check out the Colorful Playground. Thank you so much Carolyn!

  • Gail February 24, 2014, 11:03 am

    I had to put my gelli play off for some time as other projects called. I finally got to play this weekend and came to join the party, so I too am sorry to see the Gelli party move to Google, simply because I already have enough on my social network plate so no plans to join Google. I know you guys will have fun!