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Going Round and Round While Gelli Printing

Video showing different ways you can use a round Gelli Plate as both a mask and for printing! Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!


I went round and round for this month’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!  And that is a great thing!  Why? Because it was so much fun to play with the 4″ round Gelli Plate.

While playing around…who should show up? But a child!  Makes sense since I felt like a little kid myself! And he needs a name…

I might have been playing but I sure learned new ways to use a Gelli Plate!

Watch New Ways I’m Using a Round Gelli Plate on YouTube.

Video showing different ways you can use a round Gelli Plate as both a mask and for printing!Video showing different ways you can use a round Gelli Plate as both a mask and for printing!



The Gelli Plate was my mask in so many ways!  I stink at making perfect circles all on my own.  But this time I had help and it made it so much easier.

This little guy showed up, but he needs a name!  I have been stumped for some reason, so I’d love to know what you’re thinking he should be called!

Video showing different ways you can use a round Gelli Plate as both a mask and for printing!Supplies Used

Want more Gelli Plate inspiration?  Check out all the Colorful Gelli Print Parties. 

Want to see what others are making with the Gelli Plate?  Take a look in the Google+ community, A Colorful Playground.    And while you’re there – share what you’ve been making!  New to Google+? No problem! We’re all learning that together.



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  • Sandra April 1, 2015, 7:11 am

    Oliver but Ollie as a nickname since Oliver is a big name for such a little guy. He makes me me smile…

  • Boo April 1, 2015, 7:54 am

    Your little boy is so cute. You could game him, Gerry, the Gelli Print Boy.

  • Julie Heyer April 1, 2015, 8:48 am

    Wow, first aha moment while watching, love that you painted around the plate before removing! Awesome idea.
    Name for your little guy – Ball Boy, as I felt like he looks like a tennis ball. 🙂

    Fun video thanks for sharing.

  • Mary Beth Shaw April 1, 2015, 8:54 am

    You crack me up. (and I love that T-shirt by the way). The little Gellis are too darn fun, silly me didn’t think to paint *around* it, duh! Thanks for the inspiration. I gotta go try that right now 😉

  • Beth April 1, 2015, 8:54 am

    His name is “round head”!

  • Rebecca April 1, 2015, 9:19 am

    OMG, what fun. Have to get that Gelli Plate! His name, he told me, is Petrov.

  • Jen Stevens April 1, 2015, 10:19 am

    He is so fun! He looks like a Tommy to me, lol!! Love all the play, and Gelli is so fun!!

  • Jan Johnston April 1, 2015, 10:41 am

    he looks like a Moofus to me. Gives him a distinctive name cuz he so cute.

  • Von Reeder April 1, 2015, 11:52 am

    Carolyn, it’s pure pleasure to watch you create! I’ve seen a lot of fun being had with that little Gelli plate and yours fits that playtime just perfectly as well! I do believe he’s a “Billie Bob” 🙂

  • Rae Lynn Reffruschinni April 1, 2015, 1:03 pm

    I think he should be called Oh-oh.

  • md April 1, 2015, 3:09 pm

    I like BOn for his name

    • md April 1, 2015, 3:11 pm


  • Kathy Gledsdale April 1, 2015, 3:33 pm

    What fun he is. No question on the name he has to be Mr Arty Ooops!

  • Jean Marmo April 1, 2015, 6:44 pm

    Love this1

  • Melinda April 1, 2015, 7:23 pm

    All those round shapes — he’s an Oliver.

  • Maria McGuire April 1, 2015, 8:30 pm

    Duh! His name is Mr. Bill, LOL! This video is jam packed with cool techniques and I LOVE it! I never thought of using my stencil for buttons and love that you had the idea 🙂

  • Ginny April 1, 2015, 8:42 pm

    Looks like MAX to me.

  • Vicki ross April 1, 2015, 8:44 pm

    Claude heads to the tennis court.

    I sae a little face with sad mouth in lower left, btw. And what was your journal again? Carson?

    • Sharon April 5, 2015, 5:46 pm

      Canson Mixed Media

  • Rita Montgomery April 1, 2015, 9:31 pm

    He looks like a Rollie (pronounced Rawly) to me.

  • Raine April 2, 2015, 2:23 am

    Great video! He looks like a Billy to me!

  • Suztats April 2, 2015, 4:45 pm

    Cute l’il guy. okay, that’s a good name: Gelli Guy….lol
    i saw a sad little face in the lower left and thought you were going there…….ha! surprise. I’m glad Gelli Guy is happy. Thanks for the fun vid.

  • Juli deGraaf April 2, 2015, 8:32 pm

    Webster Wordsworth!

  • Kathi April 5, 2015, 3:15 pm

    I think his name should be Rollo. I don’t know why he just looks like a Rollo.

  • Liz Lumsden April 5, 2015, 10:04 pm

    He reminds me of a toy I got my dogs one Christmas, it is a Mr. Bill but we call it Mr. Oh No because when you squeeze him, that is what he says. LOL!

  • Dana Moore April 10, 2015, 1:35 am

    This is Arnold, we call him Arnie for short. Everyone likes him and he is our lawn boy, paper boy a jack of all trades.

  • Meredith M April 21, 2015, 11:57 am

    I think his name is Oopsie. He has that “oops” expression on his face — not upset, just surprised and thinking of a way to use the new opportunity. And look, his buttons spell OOPS! At least, I see O, O, and the top of a P.