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Round Gelli Printing®, A Big Lesson, and a Gelli Plate® Giveaway!

Video full of tips and tricks for Gelli printing® as she uses the round plates in an art journal with a round stencil!

Put a Gelli Plate® and a stencil in my hands and I just can’t stop playing!  This was supposed to be just one page..or that was my plan..but I didn’t want to stop…so it became 2 pages of play!

Today, I’m not the only one playing around, so is Mary Beth Shaw over at StencilGirl Talk!  Be sure to stop by and see what she’s created…and leave a comment over there too for another chance to win one of two round Gelli Plates® and a Never Ending Calendar stencil from StencilGirl!  And yes…leave a comment here too for a chance to win too!

So what’s in the video? How to mix colors right on the Gelli Plate®.  How I got an aged, weathered paint look thanks to an Oops. Where I cleaned off my brayer, and it’s not my usual place.

But the revolutionary thing I’m sharing in this video is near the end and it has to do with using paint with a stencil…that was my big lesson! You might think it is common sense but apparently, it wasn’t to me when I was playing.  It was really quite a silly moment when I realized why it wasn’t working for me!

Was it third times a charm or three strikes and you’re out…you decide!

Watch How to use Gelli Plates® in an art journal on YouTube

Video full of tips and tricks for Gelli printing® as she uses the round plates in an art journal with a round stencil!

Bonus…here is something that Maria McGuire just shared with me..and it’s her take on how to use the Never Ending Calendar stencil. She has a style that is different than mine- she is magnificent with the pen!  That’s one reason I love the tools and toys that I do…because each person can use it in their style!

Doodled with a Never Ending Calendar Stencil

Want to win a Gelli Plate® and a stencil?  There are two prizes in this giveaway!  One winner will receive a 4-inch Never Ending Calendar stencil and 4-inch round Gelli plate® and the  second winner will receive a 6-inch Never Ending Calendar stencil and 6-inch round Gelli plate®.

Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win!  Want another chance? Head on over to StencilGirl Talk and leave a comment there too!  Just one comment per person per blog please.
Hurry!  To get entered you need to leave a comment by this Saturday (Jan. 23rdrd), 2016 at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be announced on StencilGirl Products Facebook Page on Sunday Jan. 24th.

Congrats to winners Mary Hutchinson and Patricia Gutuskey!

Missed the giveaway?  Never fear!  I am sure there will be more giveaways in the future!  Get signed up for my newsletter (which has goodies and freebies too) and you’ll know whenever there is a giveaway!

Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do!

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  • Sheina January 21, 2016, 1:30 am

    I am completely inspired by this fun, no rules video, and am getting my Gelli plates out right now to give it a go. Thanks for waking my muse up!

  • muriel January 21, 2016, 1:30 am

    Lots of play, indeed! I so love your Never Ending Calendar stencil! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Nichole Bru o January 21, 2016, 1:31 am

    Love your stencils! Must get my hands on a gelliplate, looks so fun!

  • Sandra Reade January 21, 2016, 1:32 am

    Awww you did great. I loved how this turned out. Yes funny moments when the sponge isnt picking up the paint. I love your play Carolyn!

  • Shelly January 21, 2016, 1:52 am

    Thanks for the videos. Love them!

  • karin January 21, 2016, 1:52 am

    Hi Carolyn! Thank you for your great videos! I am learning to play again, haha! I hope these plates come available in the Netherlands, they are hard to find…… I have a small rectangle, love to play with it! Thank you for the chance of winning these rounds and please…..keep on playing!!!

  • Janice January 21, 2016, 1:52 am

    I love to watch where your play takes you! It’s very inspirational and encourages me to relax more with my artwork and just go with what shows up on the page!

  • Sue Arkley January 21, 2016, 2:06 am

    Awesome! Love your tutorials! Thank you!

  • Jenelle Reyes January 21, 2016, 2:31 am

    Thank you for the video! I’m new to Gelli printing as I just got my first Gelli plate. I found your YouTube channel and love it! Can’t wait to start playing! 🙂

  • Denise Spillane January 21, 2016, 3:45 am

    Loved the video, love the circles, love the stencils. Great ideas here and on Mary Beth’s post. Someday I will meet you!

  • Denise H January 21, 2016, 3:49 am

    Always enjoy watching your videos for great ideas. 🙂

  • TheresaMP January 21, 2016, 4:11 am

    more things to think about. never thought of using a gelli plate to create a calendar. thanks as always for sharing.

  • Terri Doney January 21, 2016, 5:09 am

    Your videos are such fun and wonderful inspiration!! Thank you Carolyn ❤️

  • Arianna Barbara January 21, 2016, 5:16 am

    I love your stencil! Thank you for sharing and for this amazing chance!!!

  • Barbara M January 21, 2016, 5:19 am

    Gelli plates and stencils are perfect companions.

  • Cindy Matthews January 21, 2016, 5:57 am

    Love your Gelli play, Carolyn!

  • Mary Powers January 21, 2016, 6:26 am

    Love the gelli plate play! You are so much fun to watch!

  • Lois January 21, 2016, 7:25 am

    i love the small round gelli plates. i want one. 🙂 great pages!

  • Mary C. Nasser January 21, 2016, 7:41 am

    Super video, Carolyn! Brilliant the way you clean your brayer off on a second Gelli Plate! Your video and pages are inspiring, and I love that stencil!!

  • Sybil January 21, 2016, 7:48 am

    Love your videos! I want to play with that round Gelli Plate and stencils . Thanks for enabling!!!!!

  • Consie @ Atop Serenity Hill January 21, 2016, 7:53 am

    I would love to try the round gelli plates with making mandalas!

  • LaNell Taylor January 21, 2016, 8:35 am

    Love the color combination. Fun technique.

  • Fran Lynch January 21, 2016, 8:46 am

    Love watching you create. Thank you for the chance to win these goodies!

  • Cim Allen January 21, 2016, 8:52 am

    I would love to play with the round one .. great video ! Thanks

  • Sue Boone January 21, 2016, 8:55 am

    I love my Gelli Plates! I don’t have any of the round ones, so I’d love to win these. Thanks Carolyn!!!

  • Sharon January 21, 2016, 8:59 am

    Love your videos!

  • Kym January 21, 2016, 9:02 am

    So simple -so basic when you think about it – but soooooo much fun. Love the play!

  • Carol Labuski January 21, 2016, 9:28 am

    Carolyn, you constantly amaze & inspire me! You make such quick & easy projects that make me wonder why I didn’t think of that! Thanks so much for the chance to win these great prizes. Now off to get out my Gelli plates and play!!

  • kim January 21, 2016, 9:42 am

    Love your new video and journal play, thanks so much for always being real! and always so inspiring. Thanks for a chance to win, the round gellis and stencils are so awesome, dream come true 🙂

  • Kathryn January 21, 2016, 9:44 am

    Thanks Carolyn, this really shows the versatility of this stencil!

  • Bev Baird January 21, 2016, 9:49 am

    So love your art, your inspiring videos, your lovely humour. What a great giveaway!

  • Michelle P January 21, 2016, 9:51 am

    Oh gosh, I just love watching your videos! And I’d love to have a round gelli plate to play with!

  • Tasha F January 21, 2016, 9:51 am

    Great layout! I’m sold on both the stencils and the gelli’s! If I don’t win they are going on my must have list… 🙂

  • ionabunny January 21, 2016, 9:53 am

    Very cool video. I have never used a gelli plate but now I understand……… Nice to see the stencil in action. Probably not one I would have picked but you open up all sorts of possibilities……. Hugz

  • Brenda Lee January 21, 2016, 10:08 am

    Love this play! I know how easy it is to just keep going! And I love your calendar stencil… so fun on these pages!!

  • Suz January 21, 2016, 10:12 am

    What fun, Carolyn! I need to find some gelli time.

  • Nicola January 21, 2016, 10:19 am

    I love your stencil and what fun play! Fabulous colours too!

  • Carole Carlson January 21, 2016, 10:20 am

    Thanks for the tips. I would love to try out the round gelli plate and stencil.
    cnikita2(at)aol(dot com)

  • Aimee Shockcor January 21, 2016, 10:21 am

    Great video and awesome giveaway .. THANKS

  • Laura January 21, 2016, 10:23 am

    I love the varying colors that come out from the gelli plate from layers. Having had problems with stencils, that cosmetic sponge idea is a life saver. It works so well.

  • Lori Schoen January 21, 2016, 10:29 am

    Thank you Carolyn! That is a fun video. I love your explanation and enthusiasm! It’s contagious.

  • Peggy January 21, 2016, 10:36 am

    I am looking forward to learning all that Jelli.

  • Pamela Levingston January 21, 2016, 10:42 am

    Its just Awesome that the stencils fit the gelli plates…just Awesome!

  • Elaine Fitchpatrick January 21, 2016, 10:43 am

    You can never have too many gelli plates or stencils.

  • Susan Warder January 21, 2016, 10:43 am

    Your posts and videos have become so skillful. Always inspiring and encouraging. I’ love to win something!
    : D

  • Barb Matthews January 21, 2016, 10:44 am

    I love your videos and I think our muses must be related lol. I would love to win the circle Gelli plate and stencil.

  • Eloise L. January 21, 2016, 10:49 am

    Love the fun, easy art methods you prescribe and the end results are so great!
    I think we take ourselves too seriously, I do..when I am trying to create something with my Gelli plate..you are an inspiration to let go!! Thanks

  • Stephanie January 21, 2016, 10:51 am

    Oh my goodness…What fun with colors and gelli plates.. I would love to win and learn how to use the stencil. What an opportunity! Thanks

  • Kim Brown January 21, 2016, 10:56 am

    Never ending calendars same size as the round gelli plates. Brillant.

  • Mary January 21, 2016, 11:04 am

    I wanna play…. thanks for the chance to win some really cool stuff!

  • Jeanne January 21, 2016, 11:07 am

    Carolyn, as usual, your *playtime* is wonderful to watch. Love the colors you chose and these stencils and round Gelli plates look like a ton of fun to play with!
    Thank-you for sharing this giveaway!

  • Glenda L January 21, 2016, 11:17 am

    Love those round plates. I cut circles to use on my 8×10, but it’s not the same. Taking the Gelli to the paper makes things so much easier. Thanks for sharing. Love your new stencils as well. Really need the ladies!

  • Jana January 21, 2016, 11:32 am

    Loved the video! Now I see why I need BOTH sizes of round gellis, and BOTH sizes of the round calendar stencil!! LOL.

  • Janet Baker January 21, 2016, 11:33 am

    This looks like SO much fun that I would have wanted to do a n entire table full of paper! Just keep on going and going like the Energizer bunny. Thanks for the chance to win the stencil and gelli plate.

  • Carolyn Morgan January 21, 2016, 11:35 am

    Love to play with my Gelli Plate. Thanks for your overflowing creativity and the chance to win!

  • Amy M January 21, 2016, 11:41 am

    Thank you for sharing, I love your work and your ability to make an oops an aha.

  • Margaret Griffiths January 21, 2016, 11:42 am

    Great Idea. Love the circle gelli plates

  • Corrine January 21, 2016, 11:49 am

    Love using my Gelli™ plate as a paint tool too. Slap it down and watch the layers build. The white really pops. xox

  • Allison CB January 21, 2016, 11:54 am

    This looks like so much fun! I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Barb Kolesnik January 21, 2016, 12:02 pm

    I loved how you used the stencil to decorate the circles. I don’t have a plate or stencil like this but I can see how I can use your idea using other tools if I don’t win anything. Thanks!

  • Marie McKinley January 21, 2016, 12:03 pm

    I have a rectangle gelli plate and LOVE it. The circle plates look like they add a new dimension to gelli plate fun! Like the way they work with the stencils, too.

  • Joanne January 21, 2016, 12:08 pm

    Using the round Gellie plate looks like fun. I would love to win the stencil and Gellie plate.

  • PhyllisY January 21, 2016, 12:08 pm

    I confess I wasn’t sure what I would do with a round Gelli Plate, but you’re giving me ideas! Fun!

  • paula skory January 21, 2016, 12:15 pm

    looks like fun

  • Anne January 21, 2016, 12:19 pm

    Love this Gelli Plate. Finally a tool that works with my lack of perfection!

  • Jane Jones January 21, 2016, 12:22 pm

    Love using my gelli plate for making backgrounds. Having some trouble also with paint thru stencils but still trying! !

  • Sheila January 21, 2016, 12:26 pm

    What a great stencil and I’ve been eyeing that round gelli plate. Thanks for a chance!

  • Laurie January 21, 2016, 12:26 pm

    Round Gelli plate, oh how I need you!! I love the effects I have seen in Carolyn’s work. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jan Myhre January 21, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Great demo, Carolyn. Gotta go get a gelli plate or two. Thx.

  • April Lopez January 21, 2016, 12:33 pm

    I love all these circles!!!

  • Carolyn January 21, 2016, 12:35 pm

    I have never viewed the jelli plates and was so intrigued on how quickly you could create your backgrounds combining a stencil with the plates. Thanks for sharing this video.

  • Janet Deutsch January 21, 2016, 12:49 pm

    Why don’t I play more. You inspire me. Thanks.

  • Kathy W January 21, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Oh, how I would love to win! I want to play with Gelli plates!!! LOVE your inspiring videos.

  • Kelly Garfield January 21, 2016, 1:04 pm

    I’ve really wanted to try out a Gelli plate. This would great!

  • Doreen January 21, 2016, 1:09 pm

    Oh wow what a fabulous opportunity,thank you too for all the inspirarion from your videos.x

  • jeniruth January 21, 2016, 1:14 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love watching your videos… i am trying to break out of my everything has to go in it’s place and be more of a free spirit… we’ll see. It is definitely a work in progress.

  • Susie January 21, 2016, 1:19 pm

    So tempted with those round Gelli plates. You make it look so much fun!

  • Stella Moore January 21, 2016, 1:34 pm

    Love the freedom you have using the gelly circles!

  • Kimmerbe January 21, 2016, 1:35 pm

    Oh…I love these products. Thank you so much for a chance to win. I love your videos, btw! 😉 You always make me laugh!

  • Carol Moore January 21, 2016, 1:35 pm

    I love your enthusiasm Carolyn. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • Sandy January 21, 2016, 1:44 pm

    Inspiration abounds!

  • Sara January 21, 2016, 1:50 pm

    I love what you do with the gelli plates – makes me want to try them.

  • Lisa Chin January 21, 2016, 1:52 pm

    Love these smaller circle gelli plates! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work and all the great tips too. Heehee

  • Bea Savellano January 21, 2016, 1:56 pm

    This looks like lots of fun.. Would love to try it…b

  • linda January 21, 2016, 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win such great loot!

    🙂 Linda

  • RaeLynn Reffruschinni January 21, 2016, 2:01 pm

    I love how you made such a cool background with your plates and brayer!

  • Laurie January 21, 2016, 2:13 pm

    YAHOO another giveaway!!!!! You girls are so awesome and so generous. It is also a wonderful way to get people back into playing!!!!!!! OK, I am going to go get into my play clothes, dig out my paints and wait to see who the winner is. Good Luck everyone!!!!!

  • marian riley January 21, 2016, 2:13 pm

    Your endless calendar stamp is brilliant!

  • Sandy Rivas Harriott January 21, 2016, 2:16 pm

    Your video inspires me to get back to my journal. Love the video.

  • Therese DuMoulin January 21, 2016, 2:18 pm

    What a great video…You do put a smile on my face. I would love to be so carefree as you…maybe , someday…Thanks for the chance to win some neat stuff…Take care.

  • Catherine Lenoci January 21, 2016, 2:29 pm

    Always an inspiration! Makes me want to play, too!

  • Marie January 21, 2016, 2:30 pm

    The calendar stencil looks so cool. Love your videos! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • joy meadows January 21, 2016, 2:35 pm

    Love the results of your double play today! The colors are pretty; the variations in paint are interesting and your stencils are fun. Not putting the sponge in the paint is something I would do. lol

  • 2amscrapper January 21, 2016, 2:41 pm

    love the color palette and design. Please include me in the drawing!

  • Lisa Somerville January 21, 2016, 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! Love the background!

  • Patty January 21, 2016, 2:56 pm

    Love these! count me in 🙂

  • Debbie knight January 21, 2016, 3:02 pm

    Love your videos and excitement you have for your art. Would love a chance to win these fun tools.

  • Jackie January 21, 2016, 3:13 pm

    Wow what a fantastic tutorial! Can’t wait to get tools in hand and try it! Please enter me in the drawing. Love it!

  • Debby January 21, 2016, 3:22 pm

    I would love to win this. I got my big gelli plate for Christmas and it is so fun.

  • Jo Murray January 21, 2016, 3:26 pm

    Hey Carolyn, am loving that stencil. What fun I could have with that.

  • Maria McGuire January 21, 2016, 3:39 pm

    Love watching you play….if I could only be so free 🙂 Great layers of beautiful texture. Your calendar stencil is so fun to play with 🙂

  • Karen January 21, 2016, 3:40 pm

    I love watching these videos.

  • Diana Ramsey January 21, 2016, 3:46 pm

    Love those colors, and I really wan to try those never-ending stencils and a round Gelli plate. I will have to try this out with some of my other stencils- just to get a feel for it. Thanks very much for the video.

  • K Ward January 21, 2016, 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity! Stencils and gelli plates go together well!

  • Jeri Gale January 21, 2016, 4:17 pm

    I thank you for the reminder that imperfection is OK. It’s affirming
    every time I watch your videos!

  • Johanna January 21, 2016, 4:18 pm

    I love my gelli plate!

  • Rita Montgomery January 21, 2016, 4:26 pm

    I love how you used the different sizes of Gelli plates. Great videos. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa January 21, 2016, 4:31 pm

    Wow what a great idea using these together. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Monica Smith January 21, 2016, 4:36 pm

    I always love how you explain your problems to us. It is another great blog page Carolyn

  • Laurie Haley January 21, 2016, 4:46 pm

    Always enjoy your videos. Thank you for the giveaway opportunities. 🙂

  • dawn January 21, 2016, 5:05 pm

    Being that I have only used a makeshift diy “gelli plate” (not even made with gelatin)it would be fun to have a real one!

  • Eva January 21, 2016, 5:10 pm

    Pretty and I would absolutely love to win a round gelli plate and your super versatile stencil!

  • Terri D. January 21, 2016, 5:43 pm

    So nice to see and hear you laugh when “oopsing!” I wish everyone could laugh at their oops’. I am doing my best to spread the word about being kind to ourselves thru our flaws and mistakes, learning adventures, etc. Don’t take life so seriously people! Life is short, it’s easier to laugh at ourselves than to think others are laughing at us. Beat them to it and laugh together! Keep on with your oopsie self Carolyn! Love all your stuff!

  • carolyn January 21, 2016, 5:58 pm

    very cool – haven’t tried the round plate yet!

  • Cheryl January 21, 2016, 6:07 pm

    Hi Carolyn, Love the pages, love the OOPS, and I really, really love your shirt!

  • Therese Arsenault January 21, 2016, 6:12 pm

    Love those Never ending calendar stencils. Fun video, thanks for sharing.

  • Ginny French January 21, 2016, 6:13 pm

    I LOVE gelli plates and stencils! Playing is so much fun and makes my day!!!

  • Cheryl Wright January 21, 2016, 6:19 pm

    Carolyn, I have been following you and your videos since I recently discovered you! I am very new to Gelli Plates, but thanks to you, I am learning loads!

  • Jean Marmo January 21, 2016, 6:23 pm

    Oh – I need the round ones!! THat calendar stencils is just amazing! Thank you for all of your inspiratioN!!

  • lacyquilter January 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

    These are really cool stencils and I would love to win a round gelli plate.

  • Colleen January 21, 2016, 6:52 pm

    Inspiring…..makes me want to play too! I love the Never Ending Calendars and hope one decides to come live/play at my house.

  • Kristen Ursin-Smith January 21, 2016, 7:15 pm

    Just got a gelli plate and your Never Ending Calendar stencil would be an awesome addition to my stash! Thank you for an opportunity to win 🙂

  • Cindy in Boise January 21, 2016, 7:27 pm

    I’ve been lovein’ yoir gelliplate videos! Love me some Stencil Girl, too �� What a great giveaway; thanks for the chance to win!

  • Bonnie Jo Berg January 21, 2016, 7:29 pm

    I love to watch you play almost as much as playing myself! 🙂

  • Bernice Piotrowski January 21, 2016, 7:31 pm

    I love the look of the round gelli prints on an art journal page.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Gill K January 21, 2016, 7:39 pm

    I hadn’t realised how perfect this stencil is for the round Gelli plate. Thank you for the ideas & for the opportunity to win one of these great giveaways.

  • Elaine January 21, 2016, 7:42 pm

    I’d love to win!!

  • Clemencia January 21, 2016, 8:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a gelli plate, I want one so bad 🙂

  • Lynne January 21, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Great colours and two round Gelli plates ooooo yes please

  • Stacy January 21, 2016, 9:02 pm

    Love these stencils, I have been wanting to order them. Love your pages Carolyn.

  • Carol B January 21, 2016, 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the video, looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

  • DEBORAH EMMONS January 21, 2016, 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial. Looks like fun.

  • sandeeNC January 21, 2016, 10:00 pm

    The little round gellis look like so much fun and perfect stencils to use with them!

  • Jessica January 21, 2016, 10:03 pm

    Love that round gelli plate! And that stencil fits it so well 🙂

  • carol January 21, 2016, 10:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing your energy and playful spirit.
    I would love to try out one of your stencils!

  • Jessica January 21, 2016, 10:07 pm

    Love that round gelli plate! And that stencil fits it so well 🙂

    (Hope this didn’t publish twice, the browser closed on me right when I hit publish the first time 🙂

  • Susan Schultheis January 21, 2016, 10:09 pm

    Love your video today. The round gelli plates look like so much fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win a couple as well as your awesome stencil.

  • Regina January 21, 2016, 10:44 pm

    So many supplies, but you have me wanting that round gelli plate something fierce. Love your joyful journey.

  • Marti_L January 21, 2016, 10:45 pm

    Carolyn, I loooove watching your videos! You have actually inspired me to turn back to my gelli plate ( I have the 8 x 10 & the 5 x 7) to whip up some valentines.
    I do not have any round gelli plates, & would love the chance to win one with a cool stencil!

  • Annie Barratti January 21, 2016, 10:50 pm

    Love the never ending calendar!!!! That is AMAZING!

  • Nancy Sapp January 21, 2016, 11:19 pm

    I’d LOVE to own a CIRCLE Gelli Plate! I can just imagine the possibilities of using a Circle Gelli Plate! (Carolyn – your videos are ALWAYS a great inspiration for us all.) I have a small rectangular Gelli Plate & I adore it. Pick me, pick me!!

  • Letha Richardson January 21, 2016, 11:31 pm

    I love the look of the calendar stencil and the gelli plate directly in the journal. I would love to win so I can play with them as well. Looks like amazing products 🙂

  • Carol K January 22, 2016, 12:13 am

    love how the stencil fits the Gelli plate. . . .such a fun video. . . .always enjoy your freedom to create. . . .

  • Billie Marrs January 22, 2016, 1:07 am

    Would love to win and have a chance to create a piece of art

  • Karen Hayes January 22, 2016, 1:38 am

    I’d love to try Gelli printing, it looks fun!

  • Betty Richardson January 22, 2016, 2:25 am

    Great video, Carolyn, and what a wonderful opportunity! These round Gelli plates are the only ones missing from my growing Gelli collection!

  • Teresa Richardson January 22, 2016, 2:26 am

    What a great stencil! so many ideas come to mind. Can never have too many Gelli plates

  • Liz Lumsden January 22, 2016, 3:00 am

    The stencil is awesome! I don’t have a round Gelli plate so this prize would be wonderful to win….I love watching your videos, they are always entertaining, lol!

  • Anke January 22, 2016, 4:16 am

    what a great idea!!! Love it…;-)

  • Linda Ford January 22, 2016, 4:21 am

    I love watching your video’s Carolyn and would love to win the round Gelli plates and stencil. I haven’t seen the round Gelli Plates over here in the UK, I must look out for them.

  • Lori Fili January 22, 2016, 5:11 am

    Love, love, love to win. I never wkn anything but thought I’d entet just for giggles!


  • Fiona January 22, 2016, 6:01 am

    I love what you do with these and I too would like to ‘play’. Fingers crossed

  • Kathie Barrus January 22, 2016, 6:46 am

    This looks like a great class!

  • Lynn J. January 22, 2016, 7:28 am

    I would really love to have that gelli round.

  • Sandy sapienza January 22, 2016, 7:54 am

    Looks like fun. I love playing with the gelli plates!

  • Stacy S January 22, 2016, 7:56 am

    Very cool!!! Thanks a Bunch!!!

  • Chandra January 22, 2016, 8:33 am

    Oh I love the circle gelli plates! I can’t wait to try them. The calendar stencil is awesome. I thought at first that Maria’s doodles around the calendar were part of the stencil at first. It is so beautiful! Thanks for the give away ?

  • Robin M January 22, 2016, 8:37 am

    This would complete my love of PLAYing in the ROUND!
    THANKS for the opportunity.

  • Jan McClay January 22, 2016, 10:00 am

    Loved playing with the gelli plates at a friend’s home but I don’t own any. Would love to win and play more!

  • Julia Smith January 22, 2016, 10:25 am

    Love your play Carolyn! The stencil is fab!

  • D.Ann C January 22, 2016, 10:33 am

    Cool! Bookmarking the video, because my first two Gelli attempts didn’t turn out well… MUST try again!! Thanks for the inspiration and vid!

  • Kathy Gledsdale January 22, 2016, 10:44 am

    Always a colourful joy to watch your videos thank you. x

  • Barbara Albrecht January 22, 2016, 10:51 am

    LOVE, LOVE the Gelli plates…would LOVE to win the round ones…only have the 8×10 so far. Thanks for the video, Carolyn…always fun to watch you work!!

  • cathy @ ma vie trouvee January 22, 2016, 10:59 am

    another great video – thanks for sharing your process!

  • Rebecca Buchanan January 22, 2016, 11:03 am

    Wow what a great video and a double-the-fun giveaway. I would love to have either of these items. Thank you for the inspiration and for the fun!!!

  • Clair January 22, 2016, 11:23 am

    Carolyn, Why be perfect? Thank you for showing me messy and oops! is OK. It’s very freeing!

  • Jood Osborn January 22, 2016, 11:28 am

    Lovin’ those round shapes–make my muse happy!

  • Reut January 22, 2016, 12:32 pm

    You are a great inspiration to me and I love your stencils too. I look forward to watching your videos. Reut

  • Lisa Derby Oden January 22, 2016, 12:34 pm

    Love, love, love this calendar stencil! And your work is always so FUN! Thank you for this opportunitye!

  • Lissa January 22, 2016, 12:44 pm

    Gelli plates and stencils, no rules? A terrific blizzard afternoon!

  • Kat January 22, 2016, 12:51 pm

    Love the new round Gelli plates – more fun. Have been coveting these for a while!!

  • Debbie P. January 22, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Love the versatility of the Never Ending Calendar stencil. It’s so much fun watching how you play and create!

  • Teri Reed January 22, 2016, 12:59 pm

    Lovin all this fun, would love to win!

  • Beth in IL January 22, 2016, 1:10 pm

    I have the small stencil and I love Gelli plates. I have to try this out. I especially love the doodles!

  • Elise January 22, 2016, 1:53 pm

    love your stencils and videos!!!!

  • JoyfulArtisan January 22, 2016, 2:17 pm

    Great video! I am so excited about the round Gelli Plate and the round forever Calendar!!!! I can’t wait to get one of each (but will wait just a tiny bit in the hopes that I can win them! Thank you, Carolyn, for these wonderful videos!

  • Melinda January 22, 2016, 2:21 pm

    Great colors — just what I needed while snowed in.

  • Shel January 22, 2016, 2:31 pm

    Love this gelli plate!

  • Diane Baker-Williams January 22, 2016, 3:26 pm

    I have been admiring your gelli prints since discovering your blog. I love how you use it to play and I long to try it. Thank you for this giveaway.

  • Patrice Goldenburg January 22, 2016, 3:45 pm

    I am new to Art Journaling & am anxious to get s jelly plate and start “playing”. Winning a giveaway would be fantastic – a jelly plate & a stencil! Wow.

  • Sandy Kortan January 22, 2016, 3:58 pm

    I’d love to try one of those gelli plates and stencils. I’m a loyal follower and enjoy the videos much. Thanks for sharing. I’d like to make backgrounds for cards now.

  • Sandra Lyons January 22, 2016, 4:18 pm

    Oh this looked like so much fun. I’ve never used a Gelli plate but have it on my list of things to attempt in the coming months. The Never Ending Calendar is just divine and looks like so much fun. Would love to win and thank you for the opportunity.

  • Anni January 22, 2016, 5:14 pm

    Carol, your art is, as usual, so much fun to watch. So smart those calendar stencils.

  • Mera January 22, 2016, 6:46 pm

    I love to Play! Yay for acolorfuljourney!!

  • Kate January 22, 2016, 7:56 pm

    Carolyn, I love your videos, and I love Gelli plates! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • nancy January 22, 2016, 8:12 pm

    I love your use of color and really learn so much from your videos. Thanks for sharing!

  • Tanisha Magee January 22, 2016, 8:14 pm

    It looks like you had so much fun on this page. I love the colors and would love to try myself. Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway.

  • jpscraps January 22, 2016, 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the fun video and the awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers 🙂

  • Jane Tipton January 22, 2016, 8:49 pm

    Didn’t think I needed the round gelliplate until I watched this video.

  • Karren Hiskey January 22, 2016, 9:14 pm

    Too much fun!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Josie B January 22, 2016, 9:49 pm

    Very nice, thanks for all your info!

  • Brenda Donovan January 22, 2016, 10:20 pm

    These are so cool….I love them!!!

  • Terri H January 22, 2016, 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kathleen January 22, 2016, 11:14 pm

    I love this! The combination of both sizes of both the stencils and Gelli plates looks like the potential for a whole lot of fun – if you can manage to aim that sponge properly.

  • Shannon January 23, 2016, 2:08 am

    So much fun! It is hard to stop, eh? And my go-to color combo. Now it’s my turn to go play.

  • Judith Clarke January 23, 2016, 2:41 am

    Love what you did with all the circles. I hadn’t thought of cleaning a brayer on a Gelli plate or of mixing paint on it either. Thanks for the idea/inspiration/permission … .

  • Cathy January 23, 2016, 5:19 am

    Love your ideas!!

  • Genesis January 23, 2016, 6:17 am

    I was just watching some gelli plate tutorials and decided I need one. I haven’t seen the round ones here and that stencil is too dang cute! Putting both on my birthday wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Barbara January 23, 2016, 7:06 am

    I love the new calendar stencil and the round Gelli plates! Please enter me in the drawing to win!

  • Sarah Brennan January 23, 2016, 7:56 am

    I’ve just started using my 6×6 square gelli plate. I love the effects you can get with the round ones. Fantastic use of the stencil too.

  • Alexandra January 23, 2016, 9:36 am

    I love this calendar! It’s perfect for journal pages, pockets, etc. So many possibilities!!! Thank you for sharing your ideas & the chance to win one!!!

  • Shari young January 23, 2016, 9:38 am

    Love it. I love my gelli plates and your stencils.

  • Elaine January 23, 2016, 9:43 am

    I’m still stuck with the voice in my head looking for perfection. Your videos are helping me let go.

  • Beverley Folkard January 23, 2016, 9:48 am

    Love the random yet targeted approach, but above all the fun which comes through the video. Thank you.

  • Sue Corriveau January 23, 2016, 9:52 am

    I love all these Gelli plate techniques!

  • Lorrie January 23, 2016, 11:38 am

    I really enjoy your videos, thank you for making them!

  • Sara N. January 23, 2016, 11:43 am

    I love your blog. I’ve learned so much from you – especially about letting go and having fun.

  • Maria levine January 23, 2016, 11:47 am

    Great video!! Love those circle plates! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  • colleen gilgenbach January 23, 2016, 12:10 pm

    as usual, loved your you tube post. I love that you encourage one to be looser and not worry so much about “mistakes”. Would love to win these

  • Ingeborg January 23, 2016, 1:45 pm

    I love playing with the gelliplate.

  • Teresa January 23, 2016, 3:06 pm

    It has been so much easier to create since I started following the play videos that you put on YouTube. I love my gelli plates and I would love a larger round plate. Monoprinting is extremely addictive. Thanks, Carolyn!

  • De January 23, 2016, 3:09 pm

    How much fun could I have with this!

  • susan January 23, 2016, 3:31 pm

    I have found an 8 inch gelli plate, but have had trouble finding the
    six inch and the four inch. I really like the versatility and stencils that fit them are wonderful

  • Sharon Field January 23, 2016, 3:36 pm

    I have a few Gelli Plates (although I really have not used them much yet), but I don’t have the round ones and they look like so much fun! Thanks for the fun video and for the chance to win!

  • Deena January 23, 2016, 3:42 pm

    My mum gave me a gelliplate last weekend to play with so excited to see it in action, thank you for giving us a chance to win one

  • kate jo January 23, 2016, 3:47 pm

    I love my Gelli plate and would love to have a round one…so many possibilities with more Gelli’s!

  • Mary January 23, 2016, 3:48 pm

    I’ve done that myself. OOPS! Really nice pages Carolyn

  • Sherri January 23, 2016, 3:49 pm

    Love the idea of a chance to win a gelli plate I have been looking for one to incorporate into my creative work…thanks for a chance and really enjoyed your video….

  • Sandy Boreen January 23, 2016, 3:51 pm

    Love the geli plates. How fun.

  • Ethel January 23, 2016, 4:09 pm

    Your stencils are so much fun to use! I’ve been making bookmarks with the Pebbles Layer Me Stencil and the Connected Eyes Layer Me Stencil. Love what happens using all different color combos! A Colorful Place to Play -I love this group. Thank you so much for your generosity in all you teach and share with us!

  • Mary Hutchinson January 23, 2016, 4:27 pm

    This – and YOU – are amazing!

  • Christine G January 23, 2016, 5:11 pm

    I love that perpetual calendar stencil! I must buy one! It is so versatile. I love what Maria did with it. Creativity abounds!!!

  • Lisca January 23, 2016, 5:17 pm

    I enjoyed your ‘permission to play’ series and after seeing this video I can see the potential of that round gelli plate. Would love to own one! So please enter me in the giveaway.

  • Louise January 23, 2016, 5:42 pm

    I enjoyed watching the video, and since I’m new at this I didn’t realize there were round gelli plates. Looks like fun!

  • Loz January 23, 2016, 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize …would love to learn all about gelli plates….love the calendar stamp….

  • Gail Kent January 23, 2016, 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the amazing videos and tips.

  • Patty January 23, 2016, 7:29 pm

    Love the Gelli play! You are an inspiration!

  • Cynthia Grapel January 23, 2016, 7:50 pm

    Oh, my gosh! Love, love, love these stencils. They (and the GelliPlates on their site) are in my cart just in case I don’t win this giveaway. Bring it home to momma!

  • MKP January 23, 2016, 8:06 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  • Irene Kavinski January 23, 2016, 8:12 pm

    I would like in on the giveaway! I’d love to try this circle gelli plate and stencil. What a great time it will be for the winner! Thank you for doing this!

  • Laurie Richard January 23, 2016, 8:22 pm

    Carolyn your videos are always so fun! I’ve been trying to find a geli plate for the last year! I have to drive to the ‘big city’ just to find a craft shop and then I still can’t seem to find one! Thanks for the chances to win!

  • Beth January 23, 2016, 8:35 pm

    I would love a round gelli plate and stencil!

  • Monique January 23, 2016, 8:38 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the round gelli plates!! What a fun thing to win. Carolyn your videos are always so much fun to watch.

  • Effie January 23, 2016, 8:38 pm

    I’m a brand new subscriber to your YT channel. I watched your art studio tour last night and it was great. I have the 8×10 gelli plate and love it. I’m tickled to have a chance to win a round one. Thanks!

  • Katherine Barrus January 23, 2016, 8:48 pm

    I love gelli plates but don’t have the round one, Stencil Girl stencils are the best, I love love them!

  • Sandra January 23, 2016, 9:18 pm

    Love the ideas! I’m going to be getting my first gelli plate by trading with another artist and can’t wait for it to arrive!

  • Chavela January 23, 2016, 9:22 pm

    Love that Earth looking blue circle with the green splotches.

  • Dara Lynn January 23, 2016, 9:22 pm

    How fantastic these stencils and round gelli plates are at play! Great ideas for fabric pillow covers for births, newly engaged or marriage, or anniversary celebrations 🙂 Yellows, blues and greens make me yearn for springtime! 🙂

  • Tracy January 23, 2016, 9:49 pm

    How fun! Woohoo, would love to receive one of the gifts to get started on my creative journey!!

  • Carla January 23, 2016, 9:56 pm

    I loved using the round gelli plate in class months ago. Several of mine turned out looking like Earth, as seen from a space shuttle. I loved them. And of course, I love all the stencils you design too!

  • Catherine January 23, 2016, 9:57 pm

    I luve gelly printing..!! I also love your style…x

  • Siren January 23, 2016, 10:03 pm

    This is wonderful! Thanks for the videos and the chance to win!

  • Kathleen Ulrich January 23, 2016, 10:04 pm

    Love the Gelliplate, colors and stencils used❤️❤️❤️Fun?

  • Suzanne Gehring January 23, 2016, 10:10 pm

    Love the new stencil and Gelli plates! What a great thing to win ?

  • Nathalie January 23, 2016, 10:46 pm

    Feeling the need to gelli print, haven’t done that in a while! Thanks for the inspiration as well as the opportunity to win.

  • Jennifer January 23, 2016, 11:07 pm

    This looks like so much fun!

  • P j ay January 23, 2016, 11:09 pm

    Thank you for all the excellent tutorials. And for the giveaway.

  • Alisa Barott January 23, 2016, 11:29 pm

    Love the play today! I have not used lots of masks yet and you have given me some great ideas. Thanks

  • Brenda Ryan January 23, 2016, 11:47 pm

    Your calendar stencils look so versatile. Combining them with the gelli plate is just over the top crazy goodness. Love how everyone has a different outcome.

  • Lynda Warder January 24, 2016, 12:02 am

    I think the idea of a round gelli was a brilliant one! Kudos!
    Hugs from Canada!

  • Cindy Thrall January 24, 2016, 12:21 am

    Very fun!

  • Suzanne dorbandt January 24, 2016, 12:31 am

    I would love to try this!!! Thank you for sharing with a video!

  • Alison January 24, 2016, 12:54 am

    Love the circle gelli plates! you pages are so colorful and fun~

  • Sue Chesley January 24, 2016, 1:39 am

    Wow, Carolyn! They made special gelli plates for your stencils! Lol….they do seem to be made for each other!

  • Janelle January 24, 2016, 1:49 am

    I loved the video and the pages you created. These stencils are perfect for the round Gelli plates. Your oops always make me smile and think at least it’s not just me that does these kinds of things.

  • Claire Y January 24, 2016, 6:30 am

    Hmmmm gelli plates – how fun these round ones are!

  • Pat January 24, 2016, 6:15 pm

    Hi Carolyn
    Love this effect with both tools and the way you build up the layers too.

  • Ginny Stiles January 24, 2016, 8:28 pm

    Fun fun fun.
    I bought a ton of cosmetic sponges!

  • lynn ruehlmann January 25, 2016, 8:14 am

    I love gelli plates! Just realizing how much fun it would be to have multiple sizes!

  • janice January 25, 2016, 12:14 pm

    Just recently found you and am loving your energetic and interesting posts.

  • Anne Boykin January 25, 2016, 3:01 pm

    Wow! Round gelli plates look like such fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • BB January 5, 2022, 10:55 am

    Great tutorial,Carolyn…your enthusiasm (and humor!) are the best.
    I’d never seen Round gelli plates…Love them! Cheers!

  • GwenS January 5, 2022, 2:01 pm

    Great concept of brayering off the paint onto your page directly and incorporate it into your Art design… I kept envisioning those circles in orange, reds and aquas.., lovely pages and than you for sharing!! 🥰💫

  • Susan Berkowitz January 5, 2022, 7:49 pm

    Great fun! I love watching you play in your videos.
    I would absolutely love to win a round Gelli plate – I don’t have one! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  • Cynthia Piekarski January 9, 2022, 4:45 pm

    Found a new way to use the gelli plates, love the circle stencils!