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You Can’t Fail With a Gelli Plate and I Can Prove It!

You can't fail with a Gelli Plate and here is proof!

You can’t fail with a Gelli Plate and I can prove it or I should say my husband can prove it!  The orange arrows- that is his very first print!  He is a wonderful human being but let’s just say that his area of expertise is not art. This video chronicles his very first experiences with the Gelli Plate!  This video is only for those with a sense of humor…

You can’t fail with a Gelli Plate!

You can't fail with a Gelli Plate and here is proof!

Too much paint?  Not a problem- he had lots of paint on there for his orange arrows.  All  that meant is he had a darker ghost, or 2nd print.







You can't fail with a Gelli Plate and here is proof!


Don’t have any stencils? No problem, cut some.  These diamonds took seconds.






You can't fail with a Gelli Plate and here is proof!


What kind of paint to use?  Cheap craft paint or Golden? Any acrylic paint works!






You can't fail with a Gelli Plate and here is proof!


What if you make an ugly print?  Just add more layers.  This pink print changed dramatically once I added the turquoise vines!  As more and more layers get added to this it will continue to develop into the kind of print I love.





You can't fail with a Gelli Plate and here is proof!


Be open to the fun of the Gelli Plate.  I didn’t expect this print but am glad it showed up!






If he can get a Gelli Plate to work with his incredibly limited artistic experiences then imagine what you can print!  He did that with a nano second of instruction – imagine if he had  5 weeks of my videos filled with step-by-step instruction!

A sampling of some of what you will learn in this workshop:

  • how to get layers of color in just one single pull from the Gelli Plate
  • how to use homemade and purchased stencils
  • how to get texture on the Gelli Plate with found objects
  • how color theory applies to the Gelli printing (the polite way of saying how to avoid mud)
  • how to get subtle or bold effects when you want where you want
  • how to use more than just paint on the Gelli Plate
  • how to use rubber stamps on the Gelli Plate
  • building a composition using layers on the Gelli Plate
  • painting on the Gelli Plate
  • how to deal with the ugly prints
  • how to use the prints in a variety of mixed media projects
  • how to combine multiple techniques in one print
  • how to be free and experience all the joy in playing with the Gelli Plate!
A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube


Class starts Monday, April 1st!  Hurry and get your $10 discount before the price goes up.  All the details are here.


Linking up to Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day.

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  • Mary in IL March 21, 2013, 3:01 pm

    Thanks for my LAUGH of the day…you two are hilarious!

  • Jessica Sporn March 21, 2013, 3:03 pm

    so happy to finally meet the man behind HRH Carolyn Dube! This was a great video – and your hubby has very nice hands and a sweet voice. Loved your banter together. I see a great future here — Lucy and Ricky, Gracie and George, Katherine and Spencer – Brava and Bravo!

  • Connie B March 21, 2013, 3:39 pm

    Great vid, you & your hubby are to cute & funny!!!
    Life is good 🙂

  • Judy Shea March 21, 2013, 4:17 pm

    What a blast to hear the both of your humor and laughs. What fun you guys had… and he’s a great sport. He made cool prints. Thanks for bringing this to us. Can’t wait to start your class.

  • Cynthia March 21, 2013, 5:09 pm

    Your husband is right–he IS awesome!! I laughed so hard I have to clean the spit off my computer screen!!! =D You two ROCK.

  • Anne-Mette March 21, 2013, 5:14 pm

    Hillarious 🙂 🙂 Thank you Carolyn and hubby for a good laugh 🙂

  • Boo March 21, 2013, 5:27 pm

    Loved this video. Your husband is a good sport and lots of fun. Thanks for the laughs.

  • Susan Tidwell March 21, 2013, 7:21 pm

    Loved it. Great video – tell your hubbie thanks for being such a good sport. I can’t even imagine mine trying this much less making a video with me! Cool prints too.

  • Paulette March 21, 2013, 7:45 pm

    OMG! That was to funny! What a good sport your hubby is! Can’t wait for the workshop.

  • Raine March 22, 2013, 2:22 am

    Oh, my god! Thanks for the laugh! That was hysterical. What a sweet guy. You two make a great couple!
    I’m really looking forward to the workshop. It seems like I signed up ages ago and I’m not a patient woman! 😉

  • sandra sherman March 22, 2013, 6:59 am

    Corle , you surely are the gelli plate queen!! I love your prints and enjoyed your video. What a great assistant Mr. Dube is!!

  • Linda K March 22, 2013, 8:06 am

    Such a fun video Carolyn!! Your hubby’s a good sport. Great prints too!

  • Marjie Kemper March 22, 2013, 10:18 am

    That was such a fun video! Your hubby should guest star frequently. Loved his quick cover-up on “Oh, I’m teaching you a new technique!” He’s a quick study on happy accidents, eh?

  • Julie G. March 22, 2013, 10:27 am

    Too funny!!!! Loved it! What a good sport he is! Sounds like you have a good time together.

  • marji March 22, 2013, 10:42 am

    You make this sound so easy!! even I could manage it 🙂 I’m loving those orange arrows. I really want to see what you are going to do with them.

  • Mary C. Nasser March 22, 2013, 11:19 am

    Hilarious, Carolyn!
    Love it!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Kay Wallace March 22, 2013, 11:43 am

    Great video, not to mention creative sales tool! I know this will be amazing!

  • Annette G March 22, 2013, 11:55 am

    terrific and fun filled video, thank you for sharing.
    Happy PPF, Annette x


  • Valerie-Jael March 22, 2013, 12:21 pm

    Fun pieces! Valerie

  • Elissa March 22, 2013, 3:39 pm

    I’ve just recently been been given a Gelli Plate by my hubbie as a surprise and have been sitting looking longingly at it, thinking right then, where do I start with this? LOL. I know where to come now :)) Loving your prints here.

    • Elissa March 22, 2013, 3:40 pm

      Ooops, forgot to say Happy Paint Party Friday!

  • Giggles March 22, 2013, 10:31 pm

    Carolyn what a fun humorous video…lots of love there!! I had many giggles along the way!! Love the loving banter!! Awesome gelli prints too!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Sambre March 22, 2013, 11:30 pm

    So funny! What a great dynamic you two share! Can’t wait foryour class!

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours March 23, 2013, 1:19 am

    Aww, you two are adorable!! Thanks for the chuckle!

  • Kokopelli March 23, 2013, 3:47 am

    LMBO! You two are hilarious! So I see “Any idiot can do this!” Thanks for a good laugh. Happy PPF!

  • Anne March 23, 2013, 8:15 am

    Great, fun video, thank you for sharing! <3

  • marja March 23, 2013, 9:19 am

    I agree he is awesome. Beautiful work
    nice weekend and lovely greet

  • susan March 23, 2013, 10:33 am

    That was adorable.

  • The House of Bears March 23, 2013, 3:02 pm

    Thank you for the giggle this morning. We loved this demo.

  • Linda Kittmer March 24, 2013, 9:10 am

    Carolyn, you two are a riot! Thanks for the entertainment. LOL It was nice to have a laugh over my morning coffee.

  • Robin C March 25, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Thanks for the laugh. Hope I can get my husband to try it.

  • Zena (healingmoments) March 26, 2013, 5:18 am

    Lovely video, I´ve enjoyed very much and loved your pages, it sounds like a great class

  • Karen in Katy March 26, 2013, 2:21 pm

    Very comic video but instructive too. Your hubby is a good sport! Thanks for the entertainment break.

  • JKW March 27, 2013, 12:14 am

    Great idea for the class. Lots of ideas. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Danie May April 1, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Fabulously fun and informative, just how a video tutorial should be, what a great sport your husband is. xx

  • vickyday April 1, 2013, 7:25 pm

    That was so much fun! You make a great team! 😀

  • Marilyn Szatmari April 2, 2013, 4:31 am

    So much fun,You are so happy,together.Love the Jellyplate,love the class hugs Marilyn

  • Christy Hartman April 2, 2013, 9:58 am

    Love the Gelli Plate and really enjoyed this video. What fun to hear you and your husband interacting. What a good sport he is! He is a brave man.

  • Natasha April 15, 2013, 8:47 pm

    This was one of the best blog videos I’ve ever seen. You guys were funny, instructive, and are your love for one another was loud and clear!
    Thanks so much, and let hubby know I really enjoyed his contribution.