Hi Everyone and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog! It’s Birgit here today showing you how to create a fun and easy background in your art journal using smaller Gelli Arts® gel printing plates.
The benefit of the smaller plates is that you can place them on an acrylic block and then use them as a stamp so you don’t have to flip your journal around all the time and have a better view on what you’re doing.
This week we’re collaborating with Hahnemühle so I’m using one of their beautiful A6 ZigZag books. The paper has a fine grained surface which gives the prints a bit of a textured (imperfect) look.
Have fun watching the video!
Thank you for stopping by today. Happy printing!
- Gelli Arts® 3”x5”Gelli® Printing Plate
- Gelli Arts® Minis –Oval, Rectangle, Hexagon (I only used the rectangle)
- GelliArts® 5”x7”Gelli® Printing Plate
- Hahnemühle A6 ZigZag book
- Acrylic stamping blocks
- Acrylic paint (Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, Golden)
- All stencils by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio
- White pen –Gelly Roll, Sakura
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk
5 thoughts on “Gelli Arts® and Hahnemühle Week featuring Birgit Koopsen”
The miniplates are perfect for art journaling, but that will depend on the size of your journal. If a you use larger, or squared ones, like the Dylusional ones, 4×4 and 6×6 inch plates also work well
for these smaller A5 journals, the miniplates are best, but for the Dylusion journals, which are my favourite, many sizes can work…Miniplates are my go to for art jounraling, though, and also ideal for printing on shrink plastic…
Simply gorgeous! So bright and bold!!
That was awesome. Thank you for sharing