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January’s Colorful Gelli Print Party Video and Link Party

Video tutorial using a 6 x 6 Gelli Plate  by Carolyn Dube for A Colorful Gelli Print Party


Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

Cue the noisemakers!  Throw the confetti! It’s 2014 and time for January’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!  2013 was an amazing year and 2014 will be even better!  New to the party? You can see all of the Colorful Gelli Print Parties here.

I’m playing with the brayer on the Gelli Plate for the Party this month as I make a modern print.  In the video I tell you what I see in these shapes.  I’d love to know what you see in the prints – let  me know in the comments!

You can watch Using a 6 x6 Gelli Plate to Make Modern Prints on YouTube here.

Video tutorial using a 6 x 6 Gelli Plate  by Carolyn Dube for A Colorful Gelli Print Party



Here’s the scrap paper that I cleaned the brayer off on…it was just scrap paper when I started and now I can’t wait to use it in something – even with the piece cut out of it.




Video tutorial using a 6 x 6 Gelli Plate  by Carolyn Dube for A Colorful Gelli Print Party


Here’s the paper made with multiple pulls.  The 6×6 Gelli Plate can make papers any size!  This is so quick and easy – just 5 minutes and I have 3 unique papers!



I'm Teaching at Art Is You!

On January 1st, Art Is You registration is live!  I’ll be teaching at Stamford this year with my workshop, Meet the Crazies. I’ll be back on Sunday with a video about the workshop so be sure to stop back!



Now it is your turn to play and inspire others!

Link up your Gelli Plate blog posts, Flickr photos, YouTube videos , any online media you’re using to share your work– it is all welcome!  New posts or recent posts that have not linked up to the party before are welcome!

  • Link to a specific blog post or flickr page or YouTube video or other source 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  comments encourage  creative types!
  • Participate as many times as you want- just be sure it relates to the Gelli Plate.

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  • Maria McGuire December 31, 2013, 10:31 pm

    I CANNOT wait to try this!!!
    I see….a person eating a cookie and a mouse looking over their shoulder!
    Happy NEW YEAR my friend!!!!

  • Liz December 31, 2013, 10:37 pm

    Ooooo, I did this same thing a few months ago and LOVED the prints I got. Posted one for you in the link party.

  • Rinda January 1, 2014, 1:06 am

    I plan to use some amazon gift cards to get a gelli plate this week!
    And yes I (happily) blame you.

  • M January 1, 2014, 10:57 am

    So excited to be home and make more Gelli prints! They are so addictive!!!!

  • Terri January 1, 2014, 4:52 pm

    I see a bunch of balloons just waiting to be a burst of sunshine!!!!

  • Marjie Kemper January 2, 2014, 9:07 am

    Love it! Seeing some Easter eggs in there too.

  • rose January 5, 2014, 6:53 am

    I adore playing with the Gelli plate … and will be sure to return with a little somethin’ to share.

    And I’m especially lookin’ forward to seeing what others create! In fact, I’m off to take a peek at those already posted!

  • gill edwards January 7, 2014, 5:26 am

    Hi Carolyn, I too saw a creature with large ears and was itching to draw around those gorgeous colour blobs.
    Thanks for another great video full of inspiration.

    Gill x

  • sandeeNC January 7, 2014, 1:13 pm

    As always you inspire me to pull out my gelli plate and play along. I see 2 mice with a big gumdrop between them, and they are trying to decide who gets what portion of the gumdrop. lol

  • Mary Anne January 9, 2014, 8:43 am

    Glad you liked that post about sealing things with acrylic medium and the Gelli plate 🙂 I’ve expanded it a bit and shown more samples so linked the new post as well. I am LOVING this extra use for the plate. I also show cleaning the plate (and I mean REALLY deep cleaning it) with baby oil. I find it seriously works out any deeply embedded colour and actually improves with performance. I have a bad habit of playing then leaving the plate sitting on my desk uncleaned and uncovered. The oil seems to restore the pullability of the card or paper somehow. Might be interesting to try t and see how much it cleans out from a “clean” plate 🙂 I am sure I saw on some Gelli Arts place or another that you can oil it with mineral oil but for me (and I’m no chemist! follow my lead at your own risk :)) it works a treat. I’ve been doing it now for MONTHS and it has been great.

    Thanks for all the inspiration at the party!

    Mary Anne (again :))

  • Kristi M January 10, 2014, 2:25 pm

    Hi, my name is Kristi, I’m 22 and I shared a link to my facebook of a gelli print that I made using a stencil that I made with my Silhouette cameo from an original drawing. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152144791354444&set=a.10152139544474444.1073741834.614364443&type=3&theater This is my first time participating in the Gelli print party and everybodys prints and projects all look so good!

    • Carolyn January 10, 2014, 4:40 pm

      So glad you jumped in and played Kristi!

  • Ayala Art January 11, 2014, 12:55 am

    I see people with big earmuffs! Very colorful people :oD
    Thanks for the fun video!

  • gill edwards January 12, 2014, 12:23 pm

    I’m so thrilled to be able to join in the party after watching the fun from afar. I’ve been looking at some amazing creations this month. Thanks for this Carolyn

    Gill x

  • Darlene January 20, 2014, 1:33 am

    Just bought a gelli plate and can’t wait to use it. Does look very addictive.
    Had to laugh when I saw the scrap paper being used in the video – I have the
    same paper!!!! (and lots of it too).
    What I see in the print are lots of spring flower petals scattered all over.

  • Suztats January 20, 2014, 11:42 am

    I see colourful cacti in the desert! Fun!

  • Heather B. January 25, 2014, 8:19 am

    I just got a gelli plate so I’m looking forward to participating in the gelli parties each month. It looks like my color palate is a bit darker than most. I hope to expand my colors as I get more comfortable with the process.