Gelli Arts® Stamping: Layered Circles!

WOW! Gelli ® plates in three ROUND sizes!! Triple the fun for stamping circle prints! Watch this
fast-paced video showing the 4″, 6″ and 8″ round plates in action — on an art journal spread
with layered, overlapping circle stamped images! 

Our round plate news is out! And the verdict is in! The new 4″ and 6″ round Gelli® plates are
irresistible! Use them along with our 8″ round plate — and take circle imagery to a whole new

You may have already seen that Gelli ® plates function perfectly as stamps when placed on
an acrylic block or acrylic sheet. 

Once the Gelli® plate is on an acrylic block, apply paint to the gel surface and roll into a
smooth layer with a brayer. Make your marks in the wet paint and press onto your surface
to stamp your image. It’s that easy!

When using a stencil, it’s easiest to place it directly on your substrate. Stamp your painted
Gelli® plate right over it — then pick up your gel plate and remove the stencil. The stencil
may stick to the gel plate, so don’t be surprised if both come off together.

The real excitement in stamping with your Gelli® plate is how easy it is to layer the printed
images! Aligning each imprint is simple because you can see through the clear mount. 

There’s no guesswork in overlapping images when you stamp your Gelli® plates onto your surface.
Place your circle imprints right where you want them! Overlapping circle prints create a dimensional
appearance — with some in front and others in back.

Use your favorite acrylic paints — with any techniques and texture tools of your choice — to
create dynamic stamped layers. Have a blast covering large areas with layered images using
the 3 different size gel plates! Stamp up an entire spread in your art journal, or a piece of
fabric, or a large art board or canvas. Go WILD!!!

In the video, I’m filling a spread in a Strathmore Watercolor Art Journal (7.75 in. x 9.75 in.) with
layered, stamped circle images. The 140 lb. cold-press paper holds up beautifully to the layers of
acrylic paint! It lays flat when open, so it’s a great journal for gel stamping.

And, it’s a perfect surface for adding watercolor or paint pen doodles — especially if you leave
some blank (negative) space between some of your circles to work back into. Derwent’s Graphik Line Painter 0.5 markers produce a juicy thin line of paint — and can also be used for
splatter and drip techniques!  

Stamping circles is beyond fun — it’s totally addicting! Each stamped circle is layered with
another! And those are overlapped with more circles — and more layers! The journal
spread gives me room to keep going! That’s a good thing — because I CAN’T STOP!!!

Looking for a fabric project? Be sure to check out my previous blog post tutorial for making
a circle-stamped pillow. You’ll also find more information there about stamping
layered circle prints.


Winner is Ami G!

Gelli Arts® is ‘printing in circles’ and we couldn’t be happier! To share the joy, we have a thrilling GIVEAWAY
to start one of you printing in circles too!!

The Prize Kit includes: 

To enter the giveaway, click on the red “ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE” button below! (This will
ensure that we can contact the winner and that entries are limited to one per person. One
winner will be selected from all the entries via a random number generator to receive this
very special giveaway!) 

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, March 24th at 5pm. Our lucky winner will be contacted by email
and announced here on the blog and on our Facebook page no later than Wednesday, March 25th at 12pm. 



Remember, we now have Gelli ® partners all over the world, so it’s easier than ever to find a
Gelli® retailer near you! 

Good Luck and Happy Printing!

82 thoughts on “Gelli Arts® Stamping: Layered Circles!”

  1. Fantastic prize Joan, am loving how you use the round Gelli Plates. I adore circles and dots so bringing out round plates made me smile a lot!

    Have fingers crossed for a win, thank you for the opportunity to win all three of your plates and more:-) xxx

  2. Would love to win the circles and all the goodies! My birthday this month so I've got my fingers crossed, too. But don't we all!! 🙂

  3. Wow Joan! An amazing printed journal spread and thanks so much for the video and tutorial plus the totally amazing giveaway chance too.
    Fliss xx

  4. Ain't No Ninny

    This is awesome! I love all the color and texture and pattern on the page. I do not have any round gelli plates (although I have several rectangular ones). Crossing my fingers to win (I did sign up)!

  5. Wow, great video, looks like a ton of fun. I have yet to try a real gelli plate, maybe I will be lucky and win this great giveaway! Fingers crossed! Good luck!

  6. The round plates are awesome! I would love to get my hands on them. 🙂 The video has my brain swimming with possibilities.

  7. I love the idea of using the rounds as a stamp…how fun! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize package!

  8. What a fabulous collection. I'm teaching a printing class in a couple of months and these would be great to demonstrate. I'do love to win, thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  9. I am so loving these round Gelli Plates, the results look awesome! Thank you for the competition! xxx

  10. OMG! I would LOVE to win this giveaway! I have been wanting the round gelli plates since they first came out. Unfortunately, Disability income is so tight, I can't afford them. So keeping my eyes and fingers crossed for this fabulous giveaway…I'd be making circles for days!

  11. Great give-away and it would be so great to play with this! I see so many possibilities, fingers crossed……

  12. These round Gelli plates are just great! I would love to win this wonderful giveaway and be able to play with them.

  13. The smaller round plates look like awesome fun, I love my 8" and have wanted a smaller one ever since I got my large one, such fun, thanks for making the smaller ones.

  14. it just SOH looks like…………… a lot of fun… the idea of using them as stamps

  15. Ooo. I could really use these Right NOW! I would do a whole wall in our new store with the round Gelli prints! What an inspiring video and a great giveaway! I hope I win! The round Gelli Plate would make painting the walls so much FUN!

  16. What a great giveaway!! I love that 4" circle plate!!! They're all great, but that one has just moved to the top of my Wish List. thanks for the lovely tutorial.

  17. What a lot of fun! When I was looking into buying a Gelli plate I saw the circles and wasn't sure how I would use them. I am inspired!

  18. So awesome! You make it look so effortless. I wasn't sure about the circles and I have to have them!

  19. Beautiful examples. I am teaching gelli printing this summer an have to get the round plates. You have really hit a winner here. I cannot stop!

  20. OOOh this is just fun ! I love all these ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them 😀 You're such a great inspiration source <3 I love the idea when you add watercolor or paint pen doodles. And thanks for the chance to win this AMAZING giveaway 😛 I cross fingers <3

  21. To me, winning this would be like winning the lottery. I absolutely LOVE LOVE the videos you share with all of us.I appreciate all the time and effort you put into them too. I am so truly amazed with all the ideas you come up with. I am crossing everything I can cross my fingers, toes, legs,arms and even my eyes and may even hold my breath and chanting pick me pick me pick me pick me. LOL Thanks again for everything you do.

  22. I've been making round stamps and stencils for my Gelli plates … how much fun to have round ones. Great video, and thanks for the opportunity to win such a cool package of creativity!

  23. Wow!!! I love love lo e this!! I hope I win, would love to play with all of this stuff! How fun!

  24. I love those round gelli plates. This technique is very cool! I hope I'll be the winner ^^ Thank you for this giveaway <3

  25. I have wanted one for so long and have been unable to purchase yet!! The things you can do with them are amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  26. I host an online challenge called 100 mandala and these round gelli plates are a great way to create mandalas. I shared your video over at My fingers are crossed that lady luck is smiling on me. I want one of these round plates in each size!

  27. Cora from Hidden Riches

    Oh how wonderful!!! Just feeds my addiction to gelli plates perfectly! Gotta have them!

  28. Your video is wonderful, great colors, texture and style. Thank you for such inspiration. The round Gelli Plates look great!

  29. I would love to win this delicious bounty of booty gelliness! Please pick me, so I can put an amazing joy into my jar of joyfuls reports -and then go make geli art! Hugs, and thanks for giving me a chance, Sanna

  30. Oh, I'd love to win ! Making art with the gelli plates seems so fun and I haven't had a chance to get one yet.

  31. It would be fabulous to win! I have an 8×10 and love it! But circles would add another layer of fun. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Such a great idea to use the Gelli Plates as stamps. There is no end to what you can do with them.

  33. I would like to try the circle Gelli Plates. I had my first class using Gelli Plates at a card making retreat. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway. Your videos are very inspirational. You make it look so easy.

  34. Those stencils are fantastic (as well as the plates, obviously) – where's the best place you've found to pick up stencils?

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