Halloween BOOkmarks with Gelli Arts® with Sara Ferret Lesson Plan


  • Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT) assemble Halloween themed bookmarks
  • SWBAT master collage in a bookmark style project
  • SWBAT comprehend the use of typography with selecting and apply text through stickers or handwritten text


  • 8×10″ Jane Davenport x Gelli Arts® Plate
  • Foam lunch box (recycled)
  • Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Brayer
  • White cardstock to print
  • A contrasting color cardstock
  • Dina Wakley scribble sticks
  • Posca markers
  • Liquid pearls
  • Crop-a-dile
  • Black eyelet
  • Sari Ribbon
  • Tim holtz stickers (Occasions)
  • Studio Light washi tape with words
  • Halloween wood embellishment
  • Glue gun


Step 1: Cut the foam lunch box until you have a plain surface without edges.

Step 2: Use a pencil to draw your design in the foam lunch box.

Step 3: Load black paint on half of your Jane Davenport x Gelli Arts® plate.
Step 4: Stamp your foam plate design on the painted side of the gel plate, then stamp it on the blank side of the plate.
Step 5: Pull your print with white paper. Make 2 or 3 prints to find your favorite prints.
Step 6: Cut your favorite prints to the size of a bookmark.
7. Draw three circles on top of each skull with different colors. I use Dina Wakley scribble sticks and Posca markers to make a floral diadem. 
Step 8: Add a pearl shape in each flower with Perfect Pearls. 
Step 9: Cut cardstock in a contrasting color that is a little bit bigger than your bookmark.
Step 10: Make a hole in the top part of the bookmark with the crop-a-dile. 
Step 11: Add some sentiments to your work with Tim holtz stickers (Occasions) and Studio Light washi tape. I add some sari ribbon to make the words pop. 
Step 12: Stitch around the bookmark with stitching machine.
Step 13: Now you need to decide if you want to add black tulle or not! If you add it, you need to stitch around the bookmark again.
Step 14: Next, make another hole on the top of the bookmark and add an eyelet. Then knot a sari ribbon on top. 
Step 15: Glue a Halloween wood embellishment on top of it with glue gun.
Step 16: Make some splatter with paint markers!

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