Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gelli Plate Printing - Holiday Style!

I cannot resist any's time to start making Christmas projects.  I wanted to start by playing with my 5x7 Gelli Plate and Deco Arts Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint.  This paint has a beautiful luster and shimmer that translates very well onto paper (or other surfaces).

Start off by gathering all your addition to the Deco Arts Metallics & my Gelli Plate I am using some paper die-cuts, my speedball brayer, various stencils & embossing folders, white and blue acrylics.  The 5x7 Gelli Plate is a perfect size for smaller projects like cards and tags.  I think it goes quicker too because there's less space to fill up at least it feels like it.

A bit of paint...

roll it out and you're ready to start playing.

I placed one of the die cuts in the center then pounced the surface with the bumpy side of an embossing folder.

NOTE: if you do use an embossing folder be sure to clean the paint off.  I don't worry about cleaning stencils off.

And print....

This design was also made using an embossing folder...

here I have added multiple die-cuts.
Made a print pulling off some paint...

peeled them off and added more paint...

and here are those 2 prints side by side...positive & negative.

I was at it for less than an hour and made 19 prints, 

12 tags

 and numerous painted die-cuts!

I love playing with the Gelli Plate, it really makes you feel like you've accomplished something and in such a short amount of time.  In the coming days I will share some projects made using these fun prints!


  1. Your Gelli prints are awesome!!!!! it looks like it would have taken a long time to do, but you mentioned it took such little time!!! I am all about FAST and easy. I am new to Gelli printing and have had my Gelli Plate for about 6 months now but still have not even opened it, not sure what to do with it. I love your ideas and may "follow along" for guidance. I'm looking forward to seeing your projects you make with these prints you just made.
    Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration!!

  2. Looks like you had fun- and got quite creative in the process. Love the colors on your post in the 1st picture. Great ideas to use snowflakes and EF for textures.

  3. I can't wait to see what you have in store for these prints Roni! I love that you use the die cuts and embossing folder also!
    Congratulations on your new place with Artist in Residence- well earned! xo

  4. Good idea! I'm looking forward for the next post :-)


  5. What an inspiration! I just received my first plate last night. I have some cleaning organizing to do before I get started and now I am motivation to get that done LOL!

    Congratulations on your selection as an Artist in Residence...I was so excited for you when I saw the posting of the 2015 team. They are so lucky to have you!

  6. You are so right--not only is it straight up fun to play with printmaking, but then the stack of prints when you're finished? Very satisfying! I look forward to seeing what else you create!

    (And they ARE lucky to have you, Roni! Congratulations again to you!)



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