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May’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!

Video and Link Party for May's Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!

Welcome to May’s Colorful Gelli Print Party!  The old layers of paint on an abandoned building inspired me.  I wanted to capture the build up of colors and layers.    Oh, and I wanted shimmer and shine too.

So out came the Catalyst blade tool (#5 size 15),  Amsterdam paints  and the Golden gold paint I had been hoarding.  Photographing the gold was an adventure but I captured bits of the veins of it in the photo above.  In person- it adds such a magical touch- now if I could get my camera to capture it…

Video and Link Party for May's Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube


Yellow, pink, orange and gold for shimmer.







Video and Link Party for May's Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube


Blue, green and yellow.







Video and Link Party for May's Colorful Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube


Blue, teal, white and silver for sparkle.






I was blown away by all the amazing creativity that was shared in last month’s link party!  You can check out April’s party here.   My apologies about the video last month- something went wrong with the file and it was unable to upload when I tried it again and again throughout the month.  Technology is great when it works…

On to this month’s party!  It is open all month!

Link up your Gelli Plate blog posts, flickr photos, YouTube videos – it is all welcome!  New posts or recent posts are welcome!

  • Link to a specific blog post or flickr page or YouTube video 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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  • Julie G. April 30, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Carolyn…having so much fun with the Gelli plate and really enjoying your videos for the online Gelli Printing Workshop…will be very sorry to see it end!

    • Carolyn April 30, 2013, 12:22 pm

      Me too!

  • maryjo mcgraw April 30, 2013, 12:22 pm

    Nice job on the Gelli Plate!
    Love the gold Golden.

  • Corrine April 30, 2013, 1:30 pm

    I am amazed at the versatility you can get by layering like you did in all your examples and in everything you do. Soon you will need a gelli room – did I say full body prints? xox

  • Terrie Lutz April 30, 2013, 2:45 pm

    I love watching your videos. I had to laugh when you are showing the ghost print and trying to show the flex of gold I was saying
    look at the gold I can see it. Like you can hear me.

  • Leslie April 30, 2013, 2:47 pm

    Boy, do I love my gelli plate. It just never gets old, pulling that paper off, wondering what it’s gonna look like. I haven’t tried any sparkly stuff yet but love yours so that’ll be next…

  • Judy Shea April 30, 2013, 4:19 pm

    Carolyn… I’ve been on a whirlwind lately around my house and to sit and watch this was so refreshing. I can’t wait to get my Gelli Plate back out again… soon. Great layers and the shimmer.. oh my!

  • Anna Ely April 30, 2013, 5:06 pm

    Love the ghost print you pulled in this video! That would definitely be one that I would be scanning so that I could use it in other projects.
    Can’t wait to check out everyone else’s link to see what they have been up to!

  • Kay Wallace April 30, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Just a great tutorial, Carolyn, showing what can be done by *not* painting the who plate! Magnificent results–especially with the Golden Gold!!

  • Gail April 30, 2013, 6:28 pm

    Love. Love. Love. I did some with hints of metallic shimmer a while back and loved the glimmer it added to the overall print. Did I say I love yours? lol

  • Rhonda H (rhoz) April 30, 2013, 7:08 pm

    Love your new shimmery gelli prints! Thanks so much for popping over to my blog! You know how much I love my gelli prints! Can’t wait to make more for this month’s gelli party! Yay!

  • Jessica Sporn April 30, 2013, 9:33 pm

    Wonderful technique and such beautiful prints.

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours April 30, 2013, 11:13 pm

    So many delicious layers Carolyn! I use metallics…a lot in my painting.–they’re too fun not too. I so enjoy your videos!! xx

  • Leslie McNeil May 1, 2013, 11:45 am

    loved your video, and first found you via a video with your husband’s voice. loved it. been a fan ever since! thanks carolyn. great prints… great ideas!

  • Suzanne May 1, 2013, 12:19 pm

    Gorgeous!! Definitely have to try this. Thank you so very much for tirelessly commenting on all the blogs 🙂 Suzanne

  • Maria McGuire May 2, 2013, 12:35 am

    You are such an enabler!!!! I don’t have that tube of gold paint and I NEED it!!!! Great prints–the gold is the perfect touch 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper May 2, 2013, 5:08 pm

    Wonderful prints! Love watching your process and I am so with you on the ‘use it’ mind set, pal.

  • Valerie-Jael May 3, 2013, 7:24 am

    Wonderful, bright colours, have fun with your party! Valerie

  • Susan May 3, 2013, 7:38 am

    All “great minds” travel in the same path. Visit my site and you will see I am having so much fun with the gelli plate. I need to try the metallics. Yours are lovely.

  • Boo Martin May 3, 2013, 8:02 am

    Love that gold paint. Something new to add to my growing “I Want” list. I like the way you did only vertical lines. Thanks!!!

  • Linda K May 3, 2013, 1:48 pm

    I did take a gelli plate break for awhile but I think it’s time to play again 🙂 Love your prints!

  • Lindsay May 3, 2013, 1:50 pm

    Beautiful pages! Especially the one with the warm tones… it reminds me of summer. 🙂

  • Annette G May 3, 2013, 1:57 pm

    can see you are still having great fun, have a fab time at your party.
    Happy PPF, Annette x


  • Becky Garrison May 3, 2013, 4:28 pm

    I’ve shared two projects made from prints created with my Gelli Plate! Love your videos and inspiration!

  • denthe May 3, 2013, 9:59 pm

    Wonderful prints. thnx so much for sharing every time you make something. I still have to start using my gelliplate (it finally arrived ….)

  • Mila May 4, 2013, 3:23 am

    I love it your video !! thanks for your work. Hugs from Spain

  • giggles May 4, 2013, 4:06 am

    Beautiful geli prints!! I’ll be back to visit these!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Anne May 4, 2013, 2:46 pm

    Wonderful colors, love what you do! <3

  • Rhonda H (rhoz) May 4, 2013, 10:52 pm

    What wonderful things people are coming up with using the gelli plate these days!
    Carolyn, thanks also for popping round my blog — always a pleasure to see you there! Love this linky — it always encourages me to make more!

  • Gina Sismilich May 5, 2013, 1:48 pm

    Thanks for the terrific video – got to get my Gelli plate out and start using it again. Beautiful prints

  • Sarah G May 6, 2013, 12:35 pm

    Carolyn! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us! I have been having fun with my Gelli Plate, and agree that the fun never stops!

  • Sarah Gardner May 6, 2013, 12:36 pm

    Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing your gelli print techniques with us! You are right! The fun never stops!

  • Marsha May 13, 2013, 10:18 am

    I linked to a blog post about where I used my gelli plate with PDF cotton instead of paper, used many layers, then finally used a pre-inked deer stencil(a la Linda Germain technique), and made fabric postcards. Finished off with trapunto and free motion quilting. My mom loves these postcards but she doesn’t know yet that she is getting one as a Mother’s Day card!!

  • Julie G. May 13, 2013, 11:30 am

    I made some wrapping paper using my Gelli Plate…really need to get the largest GP LOL…but it was a lot of fun and I love how the gift turned out.

  • Beverly G May 21, 2013, 9:30 pm

    This is my first entry into your Gelli Print Party. I love taking your workshops and have learned so much from you. I hope my pages and prints can evolve to the level of excellence at your site.

  • maryk May 31, 2013, 5:20 pm

    better late than never, lol, as i see you already have june’s party started.