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March’s Gelli Print Party

A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube

Welcome to the March Colorful Gelli Print Party!  A Gelli Plate , Crafter’s Workshop Stencils, and Amsterdam paint – what else could make me this happy?  Wearing these at Art is You in Nashville!

A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube

There’s a giveaway this month – a spot in A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing, my newest workshop.

ACWgelli150I’m demystifying the Gelli Plate in this 5 week workshop.  My layers are not random but purposeful and playful.  I have my reasons for why I print what I print.  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I will bring  you techniques you can use.  You will  be looking over my shoulder and you will know the reasons why I make the choices I make so you can  print and play with confidence.


A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube

A sampling of what you will learn in this workshop:

  • how color theory applies to the Gelli printing
  • how to get subtle or bold effects when you want where you want
  • how to use more than just paint on the Gelli Plate
  • building a composition right on the Gelli Plate
  • how to use the prints in a variety of mixed media projects
  • how to be free and experience all the joy in playing with the Gelli Plate!
  • and so much more!


What’s it like to take a workshop with me? Here’ what people are saying from Use Your Words:

A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn DubeThanx CAROLYN, This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed your thoughtful and careful instruction. I look forward to the next opportunity.-Linda

I have enjoyed this workshop and your carefree manner in presenting it. You shared ideas, tricks, and techniques that I will use often.- Sherry


Thank you so much for these videos. I can feel my mind relaxing and wanting to’ go with it’ rather than being so straight laced! Inspirational and very uplifting.- Janet

 A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn DubeGet all the details and sign up here.

How can you  win?  Leave a comment, get a chance to win.  Each time you link up a Gelli something to the party, get a chance to win.  Put the Gelli Printing badge on your blog, get another chance to win (just tell me in the comments). Share about A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing on Facebook or Twitter, get another chance to win (just tell me in the comments).

I’ll be drawing the name of the winner first thing on March 15th!  But what about all the people who have already signed up?  If your name is selected by random.org I will refund you the cost of the workshop!

The Party – open all month!

Link up your Gelli Plate blog posts, flickr photos, YouTube videos – it is all welcome!  New posts or recent posts are welcome!

  • Link to a specific blog post or flickr page or YouTube video 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 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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  • Bev February 28, 2013, 5:12 pm

    I’ve already signed up for your course – can’t wait! I have becpme addicted to gelli printmaking – want to learn more!

  • Leslie February 28, 2013, 5:32 pm

    I’m having a ball with my gelli and linked up to my latest blog post about some gelli postcards I made. Would love to win a spot in the class – thanks for the chance.

  • Judy Shea February 28, 2013, 6:24 pm

    You have outdone yourself, Carolyn.. This is SO flipping cool. I love how excited you got. I have an idea for an item and I’ll be sure to post it. I’m telling everyone. Oh, you must wear them to art is you.

    • Carolyn February 28, 2013, 6:27 pm

      You know I will be wearing these shoes!

  • Sandra L. February 28, 2013, 6:29 pm

    I am so enjoying these posts about the Gelli. I got mine last summer and didn’t really start using it until recently.

    Here is my favorite print so far:


    I have also just posted about the class on my Facebook wall. It looks like it will be a lot of fun!

  • Paulette February 28, 2013, 7:47 pm

    Love the shoes Carolyn! I have granddaughters who would love them!

  • Carmen Lucero February 28, 2013, 8:18 pm

    What a great idea with the shoes!! I bought a gelli last summer and was very disappointed with some of the results, but I’m getting better. I’d like to learn more! I will post on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your workshop!


    Carmen L

  • Maria McGuire February 28, 2013, 8:55 pm

    You already know what I think about this! But one word for everyone else BRILLIANT!!!! Okay…2 words….AMAZING!!!

  • Julie G. February 28, 2013, 9:32 pm

    That is so cool! Where do you come up with these ideas! I’m already signed up for the class as well and it feels like eons away. It is so much fun…but I’m so glad I’m not the only person that keeps saying they are addicted to Gelli Plates LOL

  • Barb R. February 28, 2013, 10:01 pm

    I love the shoes. I am so excited to learn about the Gelli Plate!

  • robin c February 28, 2013, 11:33 pm

    I am always so excited when I see another Gelli plate video of yours! You are so inspiring. Are you going to seal the shoes in some way? I am so making my pair of these! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Jainnie March 1, 2013, 1:14 am

    Just received my order of Gelli Plates and excited to learn about using them! Thanks for the offer to win a spot in your class!

  • Rinda March 1, 2013, 1:24 am

    Wow!!! Those are so creative. I love them!

  • Jainnie March 1, 2013, 1:26 am

    I’ve also posted links to your class (and ways to win) on my FB page. 🙂

  • Mary Anne March 1, 2013, 2:32 am

    Carolyn, I only linked to one post, but I have other posts of interest. Is it OK to link the others here? Please delete it if this is NOT OK with you!

    http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/more-paper-tools-and-something-else/ Home made tools from cardboard and fun foam.

    http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/back-to-gelli-check-your-kitchen/ shows using a silicone spatula and pastry brush


    Mary Anne (and PS thanks for linking to my coffee filter book. I love the interesting look and texture of Gelli prints on coffee filters :))

  • Pat T March 1, 2013, 3:12 am


  • NatashaMay March 1, 2013, 5:38 am

    OMG! That looks so much fun! Love your ideas. :))

  • Clare March 1, 2013, 7:06 am

    fab shoes! x

  • dana March 1, 2013, 8:22 am

    Is that a size 7.5 by chance???
    love them.
    cheers, dana

  • artmusedog and Carol March 1, 2013, 8:35 am

    the sneakers are ‘beyond words’ ~ so colorful, creative and Wow! ~ Happy PPF ^_^

  • Annette G March 1, 2013, 10:09 am

    wow Carolyn am totally loving those fab shoes, so cleverly done.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

  • Mary C. Nasser March 1, 2013, 10:17 am

    Oh my gosh! I would LOVE to win a spot in your gelli printing class!!!
    You are so inspiring!
    And this week…gelli printing on sneakers! Your creativity never ends!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Faye March 1, 2013, 11:11 am

    Wow, what a wonderful pair of shoes! I’d love to wear some like that. I may go buy some sneakers to paint.

  • Marji March 1, 2013, 11:52 am

    OK – really… you have totally outdone yourself and moved on into the next level of creative brillance. The shoes are amazing!

  • Marysu Bennett March 1, 2013, 2:17 pm

    I’m in Gelli Love!!! Off to print NOW so here I go!!

  • Anne March 1, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Amazing, fun and cheerful, love those shoes! <3

  • Marsha March 1, 2013, 2:52 pm

    I would love to win a spot…otherwise I will have to pay for one, since I really want to take this class!
    I have played a bit with my Gelli Plate, but have lots of questions. I use mostly fabric, but assume the same principles will apply.
    I posted a link above to my blog about the first time I played with the Gelli plate, doing sunprinting. It was from last summer, but it is the only chance I have had to play with the plate so far.

    • Marsha March 1, 2013, 4:39 pm

      I noticed my link is gone and not sure why? It did link to a gelli-plate post…

      • Marsha March 1, 2013, 5:02 pm

        I tried again in case I did something wrong.

  • Valerie-Jael March 1, 2013, 3:01 pm

    Wow, those sneakers have just blown me away – totally cool! Valerie

  • gloria March 1, 2013, 3:11 pm

    What can I say? I am flabbergasted. Excellent. I’m running to my art store tomorrow and picking up stencils. You’ve inspired me. Thank you.

  • Susan Tidwell March 1, 2013, 3:27 pm

    These are too freaking cool! You’re right – absolutely no one will have such beautiful, colorful and original shoes!

  • Carol M March 1, 2013, 4:10 pm

    I’ve enjoyed your videos on gelli printing and use your words. Would love to win a spot.

  • Diana Evans March 1, 2013, 4:16 pm

    oh wow !!! these shoes are amazing art pieces….you have to do more and perhaps make some custom pieces for clients too!!!

  • Tracy March 1, 2013, 4:19 pm

    Those shoes are incredible! Love them. Would also love to win a spot in the gelli-printing class, so thanks for the opportunity.

  • Barbara Albrecht March 1, 2013, 6:18 pm

    OMG!!! I would NEVER have thought of doing Gelli shoes!!! How in the wide, wide world did you even think of doing that?!?!?! I LOVE your Gelli party posts! I wish I had the buckeroos to take your class. Keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed hoping to win a spot!!

    • Barbara Albrecht March 1, 2013, 6:20 pm

      Forgot to say I really enjoyed the Use Your Words class…so many cool ideas! Thank you for putting it all together for all of us.

      Now…I’m off to rummage through my old clothes…thinking T-shirt Gelli’n.

  • Anita Houston March 1, 2013, 6:37 pm

    Most AWESOME!!!! I love it!!!!

  • Boo March 1, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Those shoes are beyond cool. You are so fun watch and listen to.

  • Jessica Sporn March 1, 2013, 7:03 pm

    This is the best ever!! I am bookmarking this on You Tube so I can always have me a dose of Carolyn!

  • Julie Hulver March 1, 2013, 8:46 pm

    These shoes are absolutely wonderful! I’ve always loved your sense of color!

  • Mary Deam March 1, 2013, 10:51 pm

    Looks fun. Thanks for the chance!

  • Mary Hutchinson Hicks March 2, 2013, 12:13 am

    Well, I don’t know what happened to my thumbnail, but I have a new blog post about my Gelli-Plate. You can read it here: http://vermongelin.blogspot.com/2013/03/having-fun-with-my-gelli-plate.html

  • denthe March 2, 2013, 2:46 am

    OMG Carolyn, you are amazing! When I saw the picture of these shoes I thought you’d bought them somewhere. Seriously! And the writing really puts an great finish on them! Love love love them. I would so love to use my own gelli plate, you’ve given me so many ideas. I ordered mine at the end of January and can you believe it got lost in the mail!? So now I have to order another one and now they’re all sold out ….. Grrrr, getting a bit impatient here ….. Your workshop sounds like a lot of fun!

  • sandra sherman March 2, 2013, 3:52 am

    Fantastic!!! I love the shoes. I have never tried gelli prints but it sounds like lots of fun!!

  • Gillian Pearce March 2, 2013, 8:38 am

    I waited ages and ages to get my gelli plate in the UK and yet when it finally arrived I only played with it once. I really need to get going with it!

  • Suzanne March 2, 2013, 1:05 pm

    Always a pleasure and surprise to see what you come up with – the shoes are hilarious!
    I’m always looking forward to your ideas and vids.

  • Gail March 2, 2013, 3:29 pm

    I find myself doing the the same thing…casting my eye about wondering,…what can I Gelli next. lol Great idea!

  • Kathy Gledsdale March 2, 2013, 4:24 pm

    I love your ideas, I have painted my shoes before, but never thought of using my gelli plate! wish I could do your course, but sadly I just don’t have the pennies to spare, so would love a chance to win!

  • Rhonda H March 2, 2013, 11:31 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the sneakers! Now I want to go find my art apron and gelli print that! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • JB March 2, 2013, 11:57 pm

    Thanks for this opportunity. Your printed shoes are awesome!!

  • giggles March 3, 2013, 3:27 am

    Wow love love those shoes…came by yesterday and got distracted looking for the geli pads…Called around here to no avail. May have to order one!! Would be fun to try this class!! Thanks for sharing all your skills!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Ritu Dua March 3, 2013, 3:49 am

    With these kind of shoes my feet would always be in the air…dancing over the clouds 🙂 love them totally !!

  • Elisa Choi March 3, 2013, 6:19 am

    what an incredible work, carolyn! So fun and full of colors! Love to wear those cool sneakers!

  • Lynn Cohen March 3, 2013, 8:33 pm

    I love those shoes! Too groovy!

  • Marjie Kemper March 3, 2013, 10:32 pm

    Holy Mackerel! These shoes took my breath away. Just got to watch the video now… LOVE it. Can’t wait to see you donning these beauties!

  • Nydia Dominguez March 4, 2013, 9:17 am

    Thank you for posting a good picture of how the sneakers turned out. I was trying to see them on your video. The colors are brighter on the picture. They came out awesome! I recently bought a Gelli plate…now I have to start collecting stencils as I only have a couple.

  • Paula - Buenos Aires March 7, 2013, 12:26 pm

    These are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool! My girl would love to have them. In fact I´d love to have a pair as well. 😀
    PS: I know that somedays I don´t look human (re: your verification system) but those days I wear make up. 😉 Lol!

  • JKW March 7, 2013, 12:33 pm

    OK, Girlfriend, if I give you my address, will you come do my tennis shoes 🙂 I absolutely love all your creativity. These are so adorable/fetching/with the program of Life. . . Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Gail March 7, 2013, 4:47 pm

    Couldn’t contain myself and had to add another Gelli post. So addicting isn’t it!

    • Carolyn Dube March 7, 2013, 4:51 pm

      Extremely addicting in the best possible way!

  • Linda K March 8, 2013, 9:02 pm

    awesome shoes!!! I’d be so happy to wear them!

  • Stacy Caddy March 10, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Wow, I loved watching your process with the shoes, at first I wasn’t quite sure about it but I would definitely wear those shoes….. Awesomeness!!!! I am also loving the “Use Your Words” workshop…. so much fun….

  • Gennie March 10, 2013, 4:01 pm

    Love your videos and watching you create.

  • julie m March 11, 2013, 2:29 pm

    fantastic! i love these. this is a great idea for replacing the shoes i doodled on that are about worn out. not being an experienced gelli-ologist, mine may be a bit messier but i will wear them proudly anyway.

  • Boo Martin March 11, 2013, 3:16 pm

    I’ve posted the Workshop on Facebook and on Twitter.

    I’ve love to win this workshop. My Gelli plate arrived today!!!

  • Jennifer L Schock March 11, 2013, 6:47 pm

    I would love to win this workshop.

  • Yvonne Garner March 11, 2013, 7:25 pm

    My granddaughter would love these sneakers! It would b a dream come tru to win a seat at your workshop! Thanks for the opportunity. Best wishes, Yvonne

  • Boo March 11, 2013, 8:06 pm

    My Gelli plate arrived today. I think I’m in Gelli Print Preschool. I have lots to learn.

    • Carolyn Dube March 11, 2013, 9:04 pm

      And the fun you will have exploring and playing!

  • Boo March 11, 2013, 8:09 pm

    I just posted your Gelli Party on Facebook.

  • Cheryl March 11, 2013, 10:29 pm

    The pages you made on your Gelli Plate are amazing! I’ve had mine for a short while and have not been able to get anything as colorful and patterned as yours. I can’t wait to start your workshop and learn how to use my plate properly. Your art is awesome.

  • Ann Cumbie March 11, 2013, 10:41 pm

    Would love to win this workshop!

  • Kirstie Chadsey March 12, 2013, 12:14 am

    I would super ultra mega love to win!! It would be soooooo awesome! (Pick meeeee! That was to the universe)

  • Stacy Caddy March 12, 2013, 12:25 am

    I added your badge to my blog…

  • Stacy Caddy March 12, 2013, 12:28 am

    I shared about your workshop on FB…. Here: https://www.facebook.com/stacy.caddy

  • sue schultheis March 12, 2013, 12:43 am

    I shared this fabulous upcoming Gelli Plate workshop on my FB page. Hope I win, hope I win, hope I win, and if not, congrats to the winner! from another obsessed, finatical gelli user. (I may need an intervention soon!)

  • Danie May March 12, 2013, 7:13 am

    Just found your site, and I hope it’s okay that I have joined your March Gelli Print Party! I love my Gelli Plate, and now have another excuse to avoid doing the house work……lol. Looking forward to following your blog. xx

  • Tami Howse March 12, 2013, 6:02 pm

    Wowsers! These shoes are perfect! Love them!
    Fondly, Tami

  • Wanda Hentges March 12, 2013, 8:02 pm

    Carolyn, your shoes are awesome!!! Next time I’m in Des Moines I am looking for a pair of white shoes!!! Hmmm… or maybe black…

  • Martha Reyburn March 12, 2013, 8:21 pm

    I am a workshop “junkie” and always want to learn new techniques! I really do hope to win.

  • Carol M March 13, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Love the shoes. Thanks for a chance to win a spot.

  • Boo March 13, 2013, 8:36 pm

    I think Gelli printing could become an addiction.

  • susi March 17, 2013, 12:00 am

    i wanna, gotta, needta, hafta make me some gelli plate shoes!!! those are awsomer than awesome!