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Using My Hands on the Gelli Plate for This Month’s Party

Get your hands (literally)  onto the Gelli Plate in this month's video! Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!


This month’s Colorful Gelli Print Party is all about giving high five’s and celebrating our successes…and getting paint all over our hands on the Gelli Plate!


Watch  Using Your Hands on the Gelli Plate on YouTube

Get your hands on the Gelli Plate in this month's video!


Every day is filled with successes.  It is so much easier to see the shortcomings, the struggles, and the troubles but even on the worst days there is always something worthy of a high five.


Every time I look at this patterned paper,  I will be reminded to give a high five which is why I used it to make a little gift.  I’ll share that video with you next week.


What did I give myself a high five for today? Taking a deep breath.  I was having an argument with my computer and the computer was winning.  Instead of going to irrational land, which is so easy to do when the machine is refusing to do something so simple, I took a deep breath. Actually 4 or 5 deep breaths.  And that is worth celebrating!

What can you celebrate with a high five today?

Supplies Used

  • Deli Paper -I used Kabnet Wax from Sam’s Club- deli paper is dry waxed paper used to wrap sandwiches at a deli.  Want to buy deli paper online?   Here is a link to some very thin  Deli Paper  on Amazon
  • Gelli Plate 8×10
  • Brayer
  • Acrylic Paints

P.S. When I did the first handprints did you think there were hearts in the center?  I hadn’t noticed them until I was editing the video.


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  • Sylvia Tabor July 1, 2014, 12:17 am

    So glad you showed the finished print on your blog cuz the video just can’t show all the colors and depth. Love it and loving that deli paper!!! I use that stuff all the time now!!

  • Judy Shea July 1, 2014, 2:17 pm

    Well, I’m giving you a “HAND” for this post. Great idea and what messy fun to get into.

  • Win Dinn July 1, 2014, 2:18 pm

    Love this fun technique – very hands on! 😀 Today I’ll celebrate getting into the studio for half an hour – didn’t expect to have the time, so I feel definitely celebratory!

  • Kathy Gledsdale July 1, 2014, 2:21 pm

    So pretty and I love that the first yellow hand prints have a heart in the middle!

  • MaggieM July 1, 2014, 6:26 pm

    I love learning about different (new) techniques to use with my Gelli Plate, so many thanks for sharing your creative talent – “high five” to you, Carolyn:)

  • Ruth L July 3, 2014, 3:11 am

    Carolyn it’s awesome, I loved that piece of delipaper full of highfives, the color combo is a beauty!

  • Amante del Papel July 3, 2014, 11:39 am

    amazing pages, I love how look like!

  • Maria McGuire July 4, 2014, 1:48 am

    I’m giving you a HIGH FIVE!!!!

  • Jane O'Brien July 4, 2014, 6:11 pm

    Whether you are color-hairspraying your pooch or high-fiving for taking a deep breath, I love your positivity,” Carolyn !! And the results are always fun to look at, too !!!

  • Corrine July 4, 2014, 6:59 pm

    So cute those fingers of yours, I love using my hands. xox

  • Liz July 6, 2014, 3:27 pm

    So much fun! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Boo July 8, 2014, 7:35 am

    Now I want to finger paint!! It’s time to get the laundry off my gelli plate!!