Decoupage with Gelli Arts® Gel Printed Parchment Paper

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today with a colorful
back-to-school project!

Keep your school files, stationery and
magazines organized in these magazinefilesdecoupaged with Gelli Arts® Gel Printed
Parchment Paper.

You can easily adapt the colors to match
your home decor, and it’s a DIY project that kids will enjoy too!

Step 1:

I decided to use paper die-cuts,that I cut with an
electronic die-cutting machine, as
masks. I kept the paper that was surrounding the cut-outs
and used that as a stencil.

Roll acrylic paint out onto the Gelli Arts®
gel printing plate with a brayer, place the paper stencil on top and pull a
print with the parchment paper.

Step 2:

Use a brayer to roll paint out on a craft
sheet (or another sheet of parchment paper). Then use the brayer to transfer the
paint onto the Gelli Arts® mini gel printing plate of your choice.

Place a die-cut or mask on top of the
parchment paper and stamp with the Gelli Arts® mini gel printing plate over the

Step 3:

Use your favorite tools to make marks all
over the sheet of parchment paper.

Step 4:

Use any of the left over rolled out paint to
stamp images with (cling) rubber or foam stamps.

Don’t let any paint dry on the stamps. Clean
the stamps immediately or keep a bowl of water nearby to temporarily keep them
in until you are ready to clean the paint off.

Step 5:

Gesso and then lightly sand a store-bought wooden magazinefileor any other object
you’d like to alter.

The surface of the object needs to be as
smooth as possible.

Step 6:

Tear the printed parchment paper into
smaller pieces.

Brush enough decoupage glue, such as Mod Podge, onto the magazine filefor
one or two pieces of parchment paperat a time.

Placeapiece of parchment paper on top of the glue and
then brush over the paper to adhere, burnish and seal it at the same time. Let each new piece
of parchment paper overlap the previously adhered piece.

Use a discarded plastic gift card or hotel key card to smooth out larger air bubbles.

Repeat until the magazinefileis covered

Step 7:

Leave the glue to dry completely. Trim the
edges if necessary and then put the Gelli Arts®gelprinted magazinefileon display in your home!

Enjoy your day!


Gelli Arts®:

8″ x 10″ Gelli Arts® Gel Printing

Gelli Arts® Round Mini Kit

Gelli Arts® Minis – Set of 3 Mini Gel
Printing Plates (Round, Square, and Triangle)

Gelli Arts® Minis – Set of 3 Mini Gel
Printing Plates (Oval, Rectangle, & Hexagon)

4″ Pop-In Soft Rubber Brayer


Acrylic paint

Die-cuts or masks (Silhouette cut files by
Nic Squirrell: Seashell, Seashells Wreath or Garland)

Cosmetic sponge

Rubber stamps (Nathalie Kalbach for
Rubbermoon: Cross Circle, Running)

Waterproof stamping ink (StazOn)

Wooden magazinefile(IKEA)



Decoupage glue (Mod Podge)

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13 thoughts on “Decoupage with Gelli Arts® Gel Printed Parchment Paper”

  1. sewzallsquirrels

    Wow, I love the way your file boxes turned out… so colorful! The stencils are great too. You always have the best projects and of course I absolutely treasure my gelli plate. thanks

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