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Gelli Printing® on Brown Bags

A Gelli Plate® and stencils make plain brown bags colorful goodie bags

The Gelli Plate® turned plain brown lunch bags into colorful goodie bags for my upcoming workshops at Stampaway. I played with some of new stencils that were just released from StencilGirl – and I’m giving a set of them away. You can get entered to win here.

I just went to town with all sorts of paints, stencils, and the plate. The layers built up quickly and before I knew it, I had all 60 bags printed and ready for my workshops this weekend. Looking forward to seeing my on-line friends in person!

A Gelli Plate® and stencils make plain brown bags colorful goodie bags

If you’re new to the Gelli Plate, I’ve got a page dedicated to getting started here. It’s loaded with information like what size to get, what paint to use, and more! Want to print in person? On September 12th, I’ll be teaching Gelli Printing: Easy as 1-2-3 at the Arts Alliance in Mason, Ohio. Find all the details here.

A Gelli Plate® and stencils make plain brown bags colorful goodie bags

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A Gelli Plate® and stencils make plain brown bags colorful goodie bags
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  • Saranne August 5, 2015, 10:25 am

    Awesome treat bags! The possibilities are endless! Loving the new stencils! Can’t wait to win them! ?❤️?

  • Becca Cruger August 5, 2015, 11:56 am

    Well this sure would cheer up anyone’s lunch. 🙂

  • Rebecca August 5, 2015, 12:44 pm

    Love the bags…and the stencils are fabulous. I’d love to have them, thanks for the chance to win! Your sharing is a gift to all of us.

  • Nicole Maki August 5, 2015, 1:11 pm

    These are totally gorgeous, Carolyn! Nicely done.

    I often stencil on paper bags but never thought Gelli printing. Very clever!

  • Diane H August 5, 2015, 4:29 pm

    Great idea. This looks fun and exuberant!

  • Denise Spillane August 5, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Love how these turned out. You are a master of bright colors.

  • Barbara Morlan August 5, 2015, 5:39 pm

    love it going to have to try it

  • Nancy Sapp August 5, 2015, 9:17 pm

    I LOVE anything you make! Do LOVE these stencils very much!

  • Kathy Bernard August 5, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Love the bags and new stencils. Can’t wait to meet you at Stampaway and Mason! Love your work.

    • Carolyn Dube August 5, 2015, 10:40 pm

      Hope you’re ready for some fun! I learned how to turn on the dance lights in the room during class on Wednesday!

  • Katie August 6, 2015, 8:35 am

    These look great. I just really found you and can’t get enough of your info. Going to Stampaway but just the show floor on Saturday. Wish I had resized earlier you were teaching so I could have arranged to take a class. Maybe next time.

    • Carolyn Dube August 6, 2015, 9:41 am

      I’ll be around on Saturday too so I hope we get to bump into each other Katie!

  • Stephanie August 6, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Are we going to be doing these in September????

    • Carolyn Dube August 6, 2015, 6:17 pm

      We absolutely can Stephanie – it’s a really easy trick and I’ll be bringing a huge stash of stencils and other goodies to the workshop!

  • Marjie Kemper August 8, 2015, 10:56 am

    Fabulous! These prints are just gorgeous and you’re making me want to scrap my plans and pull out my gelli plate. TFS!

  • Joan Lauzau August 20, 2017, 7:33 pm

    Just rediscovered the Gel plates. Having so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration…❤

  • Felice Hussa November 12, 2018, 11:50 pm

    Hi Carolyn! Great idea! I was thinking as the holiday season is approaching, the paper bags could be decorated in a holiday theme. Better for the environment than other wrapping paper. Children could get into the act and help out Mom. The top portion of the bag can be left blank so it can be folded over, a punch used and then thread a ribbon through it if needed.

  • Pat Dennis May 8, 2019, 8:59 pm

    Great idea! Daughter getting remarried. I’ll use her colors and each can take home cake and goodies. thanks. Pat

  • Terese Martinez August 17, 2019, 7:44 am

    I love your videos. You inspire me to play. I love the variety of colors you use.