GelliArts® Jane Davenport “Under The Sea” By Joanna Grant

I have been a fan of Jane Davenport for many years and
was thrilled to be able to play with her wonderful new products for this
project. Gelli Arts® and Jane Davenport have really
put together a fantastic package of goodies to inspire you in your mixed media

For the “Under The Sea” theme of this project, I was
immediately drawn to the seashell Gelli® Plate as it reminded me of a mermaid’s
scales. I could see so many possibilities! The Gelli® Plate works so well for this
project, when I wanted to achieve a cool look with overlapping “scales” for the
background. It was a happy accident,
when I discovered that Jane’s seashell plate also worked well to create the
“waves” you’ll see in this project.

With my love of recycling too, I was able to
incorporate reclaimed papers and salvaged embellishments into the project. In fact, the only NEW elements in this
project were Jane’s seashell plate and the stamp used for the “coral.” 

I chose to use mermaid templates from but you can use your own drawings or copyright-free
line art images from the Internet to create a unique template. The really fun part of this project was embellishing
the mermaid. And, I was very happy with
the decision to not glue everything down flat. By leaving some of the “coral” and the mermaid’s hair loosely glued, it
gives a waving effect you’d expect to see “Under The Sea.”

Supply List:

  • Jane Davenport x GelliArts® 3” Seashell
    Printing Plate
  • 8.5
    X 11 cardstock (white)
  • Assorted
    acrylic paints
  • Brayer
  • Acrylic
  • GelliArts® Comb
  • Scrap
    of bubble wrap
  • Assorted
    Gel Pens
  • Scissors
  • Art
    Foamies “fern” stamp by Rebekah Meier
  • Shimmery
    gold paper
  • Gluestick,
    matte medium and/or white glue
  • Mermaid
    outline or pattern (mine was from
  • Assorted
    papers for mermaid body (scrapbooking, recycled wallpaper, etc)
  • Assorted
    embellishments (stickers, faux rhinestones, etc)
  • Face
    rubber stamp (I used one by Tin Can Mail)
  • Stamp
    pad (your choice of color for the face)
  • Optional
    – small paint brush, palette knife

I am so pleased with how this project turned out and I
hope you’ll be inspired when you watch the video to dive deep into your own
mixed media adventure “Under The Sea !!”

Thanks for watching!

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