A Valentines Project with Gelli® Prints — from Regina!

I’m Regina, an artist and art educator, and a new member of Gelli Arts®. My
passions are art and education and I love my jobs! You’ll find me here, sharing
the blog with Joan, doing a project tutorial each month, starting with this
Valentine mobile!

and more Gelli® enthusiasts are asking, “What do I do next with my prints?”
Well, here is a marvelous project idea to add a pop of color to your life while
keeping with the upcoming holiday warmth! Use your Gelli® prints for a
Valentine’s Day mobile that’s fun and easy to create for or with your loved

took some finished prints that showed some of my favorite monoprinting techniques – stencils, layers, texture tools, etc. – to use for this project.
For extra dimension, I embellished my prints using Tulip Puffy Paint.

you could use a single size heart cutout to create your mobile, I chose a more
varied look. I decided on three different size hearts that I created the good
old-fashioned way, by folding my paper in half, drawing half of a heart right
on the fold, and then cutting it out. These original cutouts are the templates.

the heart size you have chosen to use all over your monoprints and then use
scissors to cut the hearts out! You are ready to begin your mobile!

could add a more decorative touch to some of your hearts by using Nicole
Quality Value Wavy Cut scissors along the edges. I love the delicate touch that
these scissors add to the project! 

making the Valentine mobile, figure out how you want the hearts to hang by
sketching out your mobile concept.

place the hearts on your worktable in a design similar to your sketch and
assemble them to the fishing line using Glue Dots.

securely tie the fishing line to the dowel rod. You might even consider adding
a dab of hot glue to the knot for a little extra stability.

you can add some decorative ribbon to your dowel rod to cover up the knots of
the fishing line.

and fun, right? 

If you give it a try, we’d love to see your results!

Please—share your prints and projects with us on our Facebook page, or on Instagram using the hashtag #gelliplate #gelliarts or #gelliprint. Tag us with @gelliarts on Instagram and Twitter too! We love to see what you’re creating!!

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

are the materials used to create this mobile:

Gelli® prints

acrylic paint

Open acrylic paints

Dazzling Metallics

-Acrylic paint

Puffy paint


Quality Value decorative -Scissors

Dots adhesives

dowel rod




fun and happy printing!

7 thoughts on “A Valentines Project with Gelli® Prints — from Regina!”

  1. I REALLY have to get my Gelli Plate(s) out and experiment making some prints. This project is a great way to use what you make………thanks for sharing!

  2. barbara macaskill

    This is really cool! You could do shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day, Flags for the 4th of July, Apples or buses for back to school, trees or reindeer for Christmas and Pumpkins for Halloween or Thanksgiving! The ideas are flowing now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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