Jungle Style Prints with Gelli Arts® by Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone,
Giovanna here! Today, I hope to cheer you up a bit from this gloomy weather
with a super colorful post. These prints will feature luscious leaves, bright greens and
yellows, flamingos, and giraffes
 all
together to create a jungle style theme.



In this video, I apply the technique to heavy cardstock, plain envelopes, and cotton fabric. Enjoy!

On White Heavy Cardstock:

Put some drops of
acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® 6″x6″ gel printing plate. I used Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint in Freshwater, Deep Jungle, Kiwi, and Sunbeam colors.

Spread the paint
evenly with a brayer.

Lay the stencil on the plate.

Press lightly with a sheet
of white cardstock.

Repeat until you fill
the whole piece of cardstock.

Clean the plate with
parchment paper, which makes a perfect background for other craft projects. Now you can turn your heavy cardstock into cards.

On White Envelopes:

Figure out where the
addresses go and mask them with scraps of paper.

Put some drops of
acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® 6″x6″ gel printing plate. Here I use Sunbeam, Freshwater, and Kiwi.

Spread the paint
evenly with a brayer.

Lay the stencil on the plate.

Press lightly with a white
envelope.

Repeat until you fill
the whole envelope.

Peel off the masks. Now you have a printed envelope to go with your cards!

On White Cotton Fabric: 

What about a
rainbow jungle style?

If you’re going to
wash your fabric, first mix your acrylic paints with a fabric painting
medium in a palette.

Put some large drops of acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® 6″x6″ gel printing plate. Here I use Freshwater, Mixed Berries, Sunbeam, Kiwi, and Tiger Lily.

Spread the paint
evenly with a brayer.

Lay the stencil on the plate.

Lay the fabric down and
press firmly.

Lift the fabric. Clean the leftover paint with a piece of parchment paper.

Repeat until you fill
the whole piece of fabric. Now you can turn your printed fabric into anything you want, such as a pencil case!

We can’t wait to see your jungle style prints!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Giovanna

Materials:

-Gelli Arts® 6″x6″ gel printing plate
-Gelli Arts® 4” roller
-Gelli Arts® Premium
Acrylic Paint Set – Bright Colors
-Gelli Arts® Premium
Acrylic Paint Set – Classic Colors
-Gelli Arts® Parchment
Paper
-White heavy cardstock
-White envelopes
-White cotton fabric
-Stencils
-Fabric Painting Medium

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10 thoughts on “Jungle Style Prints with Gelli Arts® by Giovanna Zara”

  1. Thank you for this delightful tutorial. Could you give me a hint, please, as to what exactly the stencils shown are called, and where I can buy them? I am not generally a stencil user, but these two are especially pretty. Thanks a lot in advance for your reply.

  2. Alice (scrAPpamondo)

    Wow!!! Amazing works, Gio!! Wonderful jungle style projects! The pencil case and the envelope catches my eyes!!
    Love how you used your own fabulous stencils!!! 😀
    Well done!

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