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July’s Colorful Gelli Print Party

Video tutorial for A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube Using a StencilGirl StencilJoin me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

Welcome to July’s Colorful Gelli Print Party! At long last it is getting hot here, just like summer should. In honor of that beautiful ball of golden happiness I’m playing with hot colors making a page full of my own little Suns!



You can watch the video on YouTube here.

You can do a messy layer of gesso, a neat and tidy and smooth layer of gesso, or something in between but you need a layer of gesso. The gesso layer is very very very, did I mention very, important for this technique! I used a heavy watercolor paper because that is what was around. I love the extra texture it added. I used a Catalyst blade (size 30 #6) to spread on the gesso.

I’m using the 12×14 size Gelli Plate today but this will work with any size plate.Video tutorial for A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube Using a StencilGirl Stencil

Both of these prints were made with the same stencil, Random Circles by Mary Beth Shaw at StencilGirl Products. One of the things I love about using stencils with the Gelli Plate is that you can get so many different looks with the same supplies. One print has me thinking about the hot summer sun and the other bubbles surrounded by journaling.

Video tutorial for A Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube Using a StencilGirl Stencil

Sharing the fun with Creative Every Day, Inspire Me Monday, Make it Monday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Create Daily, Anything But a Card (get messy) and Be Inspired.


Thank you to everyone who linked up for June’s party. There were so many great ideas for tools, prints, and projects linked up! If you missed it, you can see it here. Now on to this month’s party. It is open all month!

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 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 us creative types!
  • Participate as many times as you want- just be sure it relates to the Gelli Plate.
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  • Maria McGuireJune 30, 2013, 12:54 pm

    WOW! WOW! So many tips and techniques my mind is exploding in a good way! Here is my RSVP! I’m coming to the party!

  • Kay WallaceJune 30, 2013, 2:40 pm

    What fun! I played with bit of gesso and my gelli plate on a 12×12 architectural tile today. The process needs some fine tuning, but I like the idea–since I have a whole box of the tiles!!

  • Michelle V. AlkertonJune 30, 2013, 4:21 pm

    Hi Carolyn. Loved your video. The many layers gave the print so much depth. I’ve linked up my post from yesterday and hope to add more links throughout July :).
    Stay inspired!

  • CorrineJune 30, 2013, 5:50 pm

    Love the writing around those hot, hot circles…..great idea. Have to come up with some new gelli gelli to link. I’ll be back! xox

  • BooJune 30, 2013, 5:52 pm

    That’s a lot of writing. The prints are wonderful.

  • YvonneJune 30, 2013, 6:33 pm

    Amazing videos – such inspiration x

  • JoyJune 30, 2013, 7:42 pm

    I LOVE your blog & YouTube channel! Decided to resurrect my old blog just for this party! My prints aren’t colorful (yet), still getting the hang of the whole process.

  • TracyJune 30, 2013, 9:51 pm

    This is fabulous, Carolyn. At one stage the pattern looked like reptile skin!

  • LozJuly 1, 2013, 12:02 am

    Fabulous artwork and colors Carolyn. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  • Mary AnneJuly 1, 2013, 6:46 am

    I just love the party πŸ™‚ I do keep forgetting that you can add more than one link for the month DOH! I have to watch the video cause I just LOVE those colours and you always inspire. But first, I need to hop to a few other links – before the electrician comes back and I have to shut down my Mac!


    Mary Anne

  • Kathy GledsdaleJuly 1, 2013, 9:01 am

    A great video as always!

  • LizJuly 1, 2013, 11:28 am

    It’s beautiful~ Have a fabulous week!

    Liz (mlc)
    Liz (yacb)

  • SarahJuly 1, 2013, 12:15 pm

    I keep on saying this but I really should try out some gelli plates one day. I love your suns – so full of vibrance and life πŸ™‚

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • Terri MorseJuly 2, 2013, 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the great video, Carolyn! I’ve been enjoying your workshop videos as well and I’m finally getting into using my gelli plate.

  • ChandraJuly 2, 2013, 2:54 pm

    I linked my gelli print SOC blog post to this lovely July Gelli Print Party! I love gelli printing it’s so fun! The backgrounds are so cool to work on. I have so many I could make art forever! πŸ™‚

  • JaneJuly 2, 2013, 8:34 pm

    So cool! I like the way you’ve created all the combinations of colors! I’m partial to the warm colors myself πŸ˜‰

  • LoriJuly 3, 2013, 4:02 am

    Such a happy, bouncy and warm series:) Beautiful work.

  • LoriJuly 3, 2013, 4:03 am

    And thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:) (almost forgot to thank you!)

  • Brenda StevensJuly 3, 2013, 7:52 am

    THIS was AMAZING; belong to MOM and decided i would definitely check everyone’s contributions. Watching your vid now…WOW how much fun is this! thank you so much for sharing (and i LOVE your smile)

  • Michelle V. AlkertonJuly 3, 2013, 2:27 pm

    Hope you don’t mind that I keep dropping by the party and dropping off prints. It’s been so much fun :).
    Stay inspired!

  • Rhonda H (rhoz)July 3, 2013, 10:16 pm

    Love the BOLD colors for this one!

  • moniqueJuly 4, 2013, 3:31 pm

    Love the print you made and how you wrote on it, looks fabulous.

  • Barbara DainesJuly 6, 2013, 3:09 pm

    Your project caught my eye on MIM…..Being a Leo starsign, I love hot colours and I use them quite a lot. I haven’t got a gelli-plate, but I use lots of ‘hot’ inks and Pan Pastels. xx

  • Joanna BennettJuly 7, 2013, 3:39 pm

    So much cool stuff!!

  • sue roddisJuly 8, 2013, 11:41 am

    Just found your Gelli party so playing along for the first time:)

  • Alison/craftytrogJuly 8, 2013, 11:50 am

    Another fab technique! TFS Carolyn! Great party as usual!
    Alison x

  • Theresa MiersJuly 8, 2013, 7:16 pm

    Thanks Carolyn for putting this party together and the demo looks like something I’ll have to try one day soon. Cheers!

  • MarshaJuly 8, 2013, 10:42 pm

    I just posted a link to a gelli-printing session with my mother and sister(it is a long blog post about a family weekend at the cottage, not just about gelli printing). We had lots of fun and got some nice prints. We all have decided it was addicting and had to force ourselves to stop so we could make dinner!

  • SuzanneJuly 18, 2013, 5:57 am

    Thank you so much for hosting this party, Carolyn! It’s so much fun and I wish I could join in much more often. Suzanne x

  • Vicki RomaineJuly 22, 2013, 10:03 pm

    I learn so much when I watch your videos-another great one. I am having a blast working on my Gelli book. Cover and 1st page just posted with more to come..

  • Gillian PearceJuly 23, 2013, 7:14 am

    Have slowed down with my 101 Gelli Prints Projectthis month. Partly due to the weather being too hot for me to paint and partly cuz I got a bit bored πŸ™‚ I’m up to 68 completed and a number to add more layers to so I’m going to keep going. Albeit more slowly than I had originally thought.

    Loving the inspiration of seeing the other posts here.

  • Molly FreibottJuly 26, 2013, 1:56 pm

    Hi! I’m a total Gelli ‘newbie’ and just love this blog! I couldn’t get my thumbnail to upload:( Sorry! I’ll try again later. Thanks again!

  • Barbara FreemanFebruary 22, 2018, 4:46 pm

    You do inspire!!