Gelli Arts® Printing On-the-Go!

For those of you taking art supplies with you on-the-go, the
small Gelli® plates are essentials to pack in your art bag! Monoprinting beyond
the studio has never been easier! Watch this video to see some fun portable
printing supplies in action!

The list of ‘must-have’ supplies to pack in your travel bag are
pretty individual. I’ll show you what I pack in my travel art bag. Okay, maybe
‘cram’ is a more accurate word! But as you’ll see, this bag provides for more
than just monoprinting. Supplies for art journaling, collage, card making,
stamping, doodling, and watercoloring are all includedfor fun ways to
work with gel prints!

The bag is the Voyager 15″ Canvas Rigger Bag from Harbor
Freight. This sturdy bag has a spacious interior and convenient pockets on the
outside, so it holds a load of stuff! The strong handles make it manageable to
carryeven when you load it up!

The bag is a blank canvas just waiting for your creative
decorative inspiration! So have at it and make it your own!!

Here’s how to decorate a bag like this one:

1.     Cut
pieces of black felt to cover each of the outside pockets (only for the shorter
pocketsthere are two
levels of pockets).

2.     Cut
a piece of gel-printed fabric slightly smaller than each piece of black felt.

3.     Fuse
each printed fabric piece to a piece of felt with fusible webbing, like

4.     If
desired, work further on the printed fabric with colored pencils, fabric pens
and paint markers.

5.     Apply
red-liner sticky tape to the back of each felt piece. Remove the red liner and
press each felt/fabric piece firmly into place on the canvas bag. If you
prefer, the pieces can be glued in place with an adhesive, like tacky glue.

6.   If
desired, you can paint the blank canvas bag before adhering the felt/fabric

Here’s what’s packed in the bag!!!

Gelli® Plates The
3″x5″ and 5″x7″ fit easily into a travel art bag!

Acrylic paint DecoArt Media Acrylics are convenient
to pack a little paint goes a long way!

Paper Strathmore has fabulous papers just
right for a variety of On-The-Go printing!

Brayer — it’s a 4″ Speedball Soft Rubber Pop-In Brayer for my travel art bag!

For mounting the Gelli plates to use as stampsan
Inkadinkadoo Clear Extra Large Block works well for the 3″x5″ plate.
And the 5″x7″ Gelli plate fits nicely on a 5″x7″ acrylic
box frame!

The Crafter’s Workshop small masks!!! TCW’s Balzer Bits and
Ronda’s Fragments designed by our Gelli® friends, Julie
Fei-Fan Balzer and Ronda Palazzari are so perfect for printing with our
small Gelli® plates! And so easy to pack!

Derwent Inktense Pencils and Caran d’Ache NeoColor II crayons
are both water-soluble. Great for adding more color and detail to your dry
prints! And don’t forget a pencil sharpener!

A Niji Waterbrush is an essential in any travel art bag! And
Niji Pearlescent Watercolors add a sparkling touch to any print! Use the
Waterbrush to blend colors and create washes with the Inktense Pencils and
NeoColorII Crayons, too! A Ranger Mini Mister can come in handy when you want a
spritz of water!

A set of fine point Micron Pens is another essential. Sharpie
Water-based Metallic Extra Fine pens are a personal favorite for adding
selective metallic details to almost any print!

For more doodling options, include Montana Acrylic Paint
Markers! They’re totally compatible with acrylic paint and great for working
back into prints. Black and white are good for starters. And who doesn’t love a
Uni-Ball Signo White pen?!! A must-have, right?!! I think so!

Maybe alphabet stamps aren’t on everyone’s list, but they’re
such FUN! So toss in a set with a Ranger Archival Ink Black stamp pad and add
some words to your prints, cards and journal pages!

The list goes on and on a few more fun and handy things to
pack in your art travel bag include plastic needlepoint canvas shapes and a
piece of punchinella. They hardly take up any room! Rubbing plates are also great texture tools that are easy to pack!

Catalyst Contours are sized just right for travelsmall
and light. Roylco Paint Scrapers offer several more combing patterns and their
flat shape makes them super handy to pack and easy to use!

For making collages with your printed papers, a few basics like
a Cutter Bee Scissors with Safety Cover and UHU Glue Stick are great travel
supplies! And throw in a few rolls of washi tape for the fun of it!

And let’s not forget to include some Purell Hand Sanitizer and
Wipes for cleaning things up!

There you have it! Enough cool supplies to keep you in
Printmaking nirvana On-The-Go!!!


Ready for our HUGE Holiday

We’re stuffing ALL of these
amazing supplies into a canvas bag for our most STUPENDOUS GIVEAWAY EVER!!! A
Holiday Travel Art Bag Giveaway!!!


Enter our Spectacular Holiday Travel Art Bag
Giveaway below. Check out all the options for entering the random drawing and
choose one OR choose all the ways to enter!

Multiple entries allowed!a Rafflecopter giveaway

special thanks to our wonderful friends at DecoArt, Strathmore Paper and The
Crafter’s Workshop for their generous contributions to our Holiday Travel Art
Bag Giveaway!!!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Gelli Arts®!!!

Happy Printing and Good Luck!!!

500 thoughts on “Gelli Arts® Printing On-the-Go!”

  1. Amazing. Please enter me in this drawing. It is so awesome. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win.

  2. Would love to put this under the tree for my two girls ages 13 and 16 and ME!!! We'll share I promise, Santa!

  3. Seems like my comment dissapears every time, snif! 3rd attempt :-). What an amazing Christmas gift! If this would appear under our X-mas tree I would not be able to leave it there very long! Wishing the super lucky winner tons of fun with these amazing craft goodies! Merry X-mas! Xxx

  4. Seems like my comment dissapears, snif! 4th attempt and last one LOL! What an amazing Christmas gift! If this would appear under our X-mas tree I would not be able to leave it there very long! Wishing the super lucky winner tons of fun with these amazing craft goodies! Merry X-mas! Xxx

  5. This is an amazing give-a-way. I just can't imagine what it would be like to have all of this and be able to use it anytime I want. The cost of the gift is overwhelming.

  6. I luv' to play with the gelliplate!
    So much fun to enjoy all that color how they transformed in a new range of structure, patterns and new colors🎨

  7. Best Christmas Giveaway!!!
    Dear Santa drop by Gelli Arts and bring me this bundle this Christmas!… Please
    – Maribe Losada

  8. Fibre Optics Group

    Love my Gelli Plate and hope to get back to in in 2105. All the extras would be a great bonus! Meredith

  9. Wow what a cool gift, well fantastic really, you have there. Love to win!!! Thanks Gelli Art for a great blog and may you have a Merry and blessed Christmas!!

  10. Carol craftgirl Clements

    What a superb giveaway. I do not own a gelli plate and those products would be such fun to play with. I liked the bag before you loaded it up with goodies.

  11. Oh My! So many creative Gelli Art projects dancing in my head! Wonderful give away. Thank you!!! Good luck everyone and holiday blessings to one and all.

  12. Wow! Do I NEED this great giveaway??? Lol. No, not really. But do I dearly WANT it all? Why, of course!! Would I be most appreciative? Indeed! Would I make beautiful artful things? Yessiree! Good luck to us all. ��

  13. It is so great to see this in one awesome package– Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your idea. I would love to own this!!

  14. This a great prize! Thanks for the chance to win. I sure hope I do. Thanks for the video, too. All of your videos have been brilliant. Love, love, love, it.

  15. This would be sooo perfect for me . I travel to two schools and teach art classes. Love Gelli printing and so do my students. They are such a great vehicle for printing and everytime we use them we try something else it seems. Great product.

  16. Great give away! Christmas Day is my Birthday! This would be such an awesome gift! Thank you for your generous giveaway!

  17. Wow!!! Whoever wins will be so thrilled!!! Good luck everyone 😀 (I hope its me! lol). What an incredibly generous prize!!! Thanks so much to all your sponsors and have a Very Happy Creative Merry Christmas!!!

  18. Simply the best!!! Creative, entertaining, useful, vibrant, imaginative, relaxing, thought provoking, inspiring…..AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you for the chance to enter and win this amazing gift.

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