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Gelli Fun

I am blown away by all the visitors to my blog!  Welcome to you all!  They, the internet gods, say the summer is such a slow time on the internet.  Thrilled that is not the case here! So now, on with some Gelli Plate fun!

August’s Colorful Gelli Print Party is in full swing!  There is so much inspiration being linked up and they are linking up all month long so be sure to stop back and check it out! There is still plenty of time for you to join in and link up too!  Here are just a few…



Mary Anne has a tutorial on making your own foldnote!  Now that is some happy mail!






Robin has all her Index Card a Day cards together. What a wonderful collection and she started many of them as Gelli prints.









Froebelsternchen is playing with composition.  I love how her elements are all black and white against the Gelli print!







What a great way Jo did these faces – with the Gelli print shining through!




Since there are so many new visitors, I thought I’d share a few of my Gelli Plate videos that I have made.  There are actually quite a lot of them.  I have over 70 videos, many of them about the Gelli Plate.  You can click here to subscribe to my YouTube channel.


Here’s a basic intro video for those of you who are new to the Gelli Plate.  And for those who have been following my videos, you’ll get a kick out of the end when I actually clean the plate…Clearly an older video since I only clean it for special occasions….

Watch this video on Youtube:  Getting Started with a Gelli Plate


Mixing paint right on the Gelli Plate

Watch this video on YouTube: Mixing Paint on the Gelli Plate


Ever used a wine glass and a ping pong ball on the Gelli?  I am in this video using found items to make patterns in the paint.

Watch this video on YouTube: Household Junk on the Gelli Plate


Rubber stamps make very detailed and fabulous prints with a Gelli Plate!

Watch this video on YouTube: Rubber Stamps on the Gelli Plate


You can print on just about anything- truly- I printed my sneakers.  This is one of my favorite Colorful Gelli Print Party videos ever!

Watch this video on YouTube: Gelli Printed Sneakers

Now it’s your turn to play!

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  • Corrine August 13, 2013, 11:37 am

    Wonderful gelli fun from your class members! Am I going to be seeing those sneakers? Hope so. xox

    • Carolyn August 13, 2013, 11:42 am

      Yes! I’ll bring the sneakers to CREATE in Chicago! Who else here is going? Love to meet in person!

  • Judy Shea August 13, 2013, 12:06 pm

    This is what I call a blast of fantastic videos. Your members are really absorbing your teachings. Love that!

  • Kay Wallace August 13, 2013, 5:43 pm

    Wonderful sample of your students’ Gelli art, Carolyn. You can be proud!! I felt the rush of more than one video and want to do some platin’ soon!! Thanks for always inspiring!

  • Cynthia August 13, 2013, 9:08 pm

    I saw a photo of your shoes, but totally missed the video where you created them! Thanks so much for revisiting that one–LOVE love LOVE the shoes!!!!!!!!

  • froebelsternchen Susi August 14, 2013, 1:29 am

    No wonder that there are so much artist joining the Gelli Fun with you Carolyn!
    – You and your enthusiasm infects us all— thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us!

    Thank you for integrating me in your show down here above!
    I am honored!
    xxx Susi

  • robin August 14, 2013, 8:12 am

    AWWWW Thank you Carolyn for featuring my Index Cards. I can’t wait to get them all framed together (or that’s the plan anyway, ha!). Love the video using household items for patterns….I need to go play with my gelli plate today but alas, that dreaded day job is calling!

  • Maria McGuire August 14, 2013, 6:06 pm

    Love all the artwork that was submitted for the Colorful Gelli Print Party! What a wonderful source of inspiration this party you run gives everyone with their Gelli Plates not to mention all the time you put into your video that instruct us!

  • Nancy August 15, 2013, 4:32 pm

    Your videos are great and I an addicted to my Gelli plates – yes, plural. I just got the largest one today and cannot wait to use it. I make envelopes with matching notecards from some of my Gelli prints. Visit my blog to see what I’ve done: http://www.bynancyoriginals.blogspot.com.