there! It’s Marsha here with another summer gel printing project, This project is super fun to do with kids!
GelliArts® DIY Printing Kits are perfect for taking with you on a summer trip or a
come in a sturdy little container and include everything you need for a gel
this art-on-the-go project, I chose to work with the Card Printing Kit. It
contains a 5”x5” Gelli Arts® gel printing plate, three bottles of Gelli Arts®
Premium Acrylic Paint, a 4” roller, five 5”x5” blank cards, two 4.5”x6” foam
sheets, twelve sheets of 5”x5” parchment paper, bubble wrap, yarn and
addition to the kit, I used a bottle of Snowbound Gelli Arts® Premium AcrylicPaint, a stapler, and a tape runner with repositionable adhesive. I also used found objects like popsicle sticks, a coffee cup sleeve, a drinking straw, a
lid, the cork from a wine bottle, a matchbox and packaging material as mark
finish my pages, I used newspaper, a small paper bag and clippings from
(Fifties) magazines as collage material. I also used a couple of supplies that
I carry with me in a pouch for art-on-the go, like a ballpoint pen, a black
fineliner, scissors, adhesive, washi tape and a couple of crayons and markers.
a couple of texture plates. Glue popsicle sticks to a scrap piece of cardboard.
a ballpoint pen to draw fun designs on the foam sheets that come with the kit.
sure that you press the ballpoint pen firmly into the foam and retrace each
line to create a nice dent.
a couple of paper masks. You can use the parchment paper that comes with the
kit or just plain printer paper.
the 5”x5” blank cards and adhere the masks to the cards using temporary
one mask or one group of masks to each side of four cards and kept one card
aside for the cover.
your Gelli Arts® gel printing plate on a smooth flat surface and start
a drop (or two) of acrylic paint onto the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate with
the mark making tool of your choice into the paint.
a blank card and pull a print.
each pattern on a couple of cards. This, together with the limited color
palette, will make the mini book look cohesive.
achieve the repetition of color and pattern, I cover the plate with a couple
of cards at the same time, or I pull a partial print on one card and then
proceed to the next one until all of the paint on the plate is gone.
one of your hand-cut masks sticks to the plate just re-adhere it to the card in
the same position it was before.
until all of your cards are covered, and you are happy with the results!
the masks off the cards and remove the all of the adhesive residue.
your booklet. Start with the cover, arrange the pages and decide on which order
the spine or use your favorite bookbinding method instead.
you can dress up the mini book in any way you like.
collage, add washi tape (or stickers), make marks, scribble and splatter.
it as a sketchbook, art journal, travel journal, scrapbook, a book of
hand-lettered quotes, or a summer bucket list. The possibilities are endless!
forget to share your mini books with us. We would love to see them!
Enjoy your summer!!!
Arts® Card Printing Kit
Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint – Snowbound
5”x5” blank cards
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