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Using gelli prints to make playful library pockets with a Sizzix die

“What can do you do with all the prints you make with a Gelli Plate®?” is something I get asked often. Anything that I use paper for I can use Gelli prints®. That is just what I did as I created some fun library pocket holders with a new Sizzix die.

Using gelli prints to make playful library pockets with a Sizzix dieI grabbed a whole bunch of prints that I had made and ran them through my Sizzix machine. When they came out they had the score lines already in them so it was easy and quick to fold and glue.

Using gelli prints to make playful library pockets with a Sizzix die

These had lots of color…but I wanted more color! So out came the stencils. Using the Layer Me stencils makes it easy to get a multi colored pattern quickly. You can see how to use these stencils in detail here. The women you see…those are all from Kari McKnight Holbrook’s stamps.

Using gelli prints to make playful library pockets with a Sizzix die

As if this wasn’t enough color, I mixed and matched the inserts, also cut with the die. Using gelli prints to make playful library pockets with a Sizzix die

Stuffed with even more goodies, now they were ready for everyone at my workshops at Simply Said Stamps in Cincinnati.
Using gelli prints to make playful library pockets with a Sizzix die

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These were all made to share with students in my two workshops at Simply Said Stamps- one on stenciling and one all about Gelli Printing®! These photos are just some of our play!

Here’s Allison adding layer after layer of stencils and paint!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Carla created colorful circles with the Greek Medallion stencil. Her joy while printing was the best kind of contagious!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Both classes were filled with such interesting and fun people…and that is not just because they were willing to laugh when I smeared paint on my face unintentionally…it’s because they all dove in and stepped out of their comfort zones to play! Thank you Christi for making sure I didn’t walk around with paint all over my face!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

If you leave me near the paint….I usually end up with a little on my hands…good thing I had an apron…

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Kelly couldn’t stop smiling as she layered the Square Dance stencil with multiple colors to make WOW prints!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Theresa let the round plate inspire her in circular play as she swirled colors all around! She was making her brayer do all sorts of colorful fun!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Kate created the wonderfully fun print with the happiest Halloween colors! And she did all of this in one pull!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Michael mastered the brayer and created layers of fall colors that led to so many amazing prints!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Everyone’s breath was taken away when Virginia revealed this print using the Words to Live By stencil during her play! It looks 3D but it is just paint!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Cheryl let herself play with fall colors as she explored and built up the layers testing out new techniques!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Jane’s Eddy Rose layer built so much movement into her print setting a great stage for the women, Talaya and Peacock with a touch of words!

Student play at Simply Said Rubber Stamps with Carolyn Dube

Thank you to each and every one of you who joined me for a day of art play and silliness! If you’re ever in the Greater Cincinnati area, check out Simply Said Stamps- Joan has so many fun goodies to temp you in there!

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  • Rinda October 27, 2015, 12:47 pm

    I adore these! I also like making tags from prints.
    Rinda

  • Virginia October 27, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Carolyn, thank you for sharing the photos of our fun Saturday and for the shout-out. The “party favor” pockets are great – I’m keeping one and sharing the other with a friend. And now I have an idea for using some of those prints I made – but not the one in the photograph. That one might get framed!

    • Carolyn Dube October 27, 2015, 4:57 pm

      That is an incredibly frame worthy exactly as it is print Virginia! Hope you’ll share what you create with your other prints!

  • Jean Marmo October 27, 2015, 6:39 pm

    These are just delightful!!

  • Kay Wallace October 28, 2015, 5:06 pm

    These library pockets are a quick and easy way to use all these gelli prints I have been accumulating! Your link to the library pocket die isn’t working, although the others do!

    • Carolyn Dube October 28, 2015, 5:09 pm

      Sorry about that Kay and thanks for letting me know! That shop had sold out of them, so I found another one for you and updated the link.

  • stephanie October 29, 2015, 4:14 pm

    great project idea. Looks like everyone had a paint-y good time.

    • stephanie October 29, 2015, 4:15 pm

      And I have a question, what model sizzix do you have? thinking about getting one… thanks!

      • Carolyn Dube October 29, 2015, 4:35 pm

        I have a big shot- old hand crank one…it has lasted for years Stephanie.

  • Carla November 3, 2015, 8:44 pm

    I too love the library card pocket. As I don’t have one of those machines… I’m going to gently disassembly mine and cut some out by hand.
    However, I did go out and buy the stencil rack!

    • Carolyn Dube November 4, 2015, 11:36 am

      That stencil rack makes things so much easier- and cutting it by hand is a great solution Carla!

  • Karen November 4, 2015, 6:55 pm

    I would love a set of reverse rubber stamps to play with!