Tania Ahmed, Gelli Arts® brand ambassador, recently shared a simple zine design on her Instagram and it provided the creative jumpstart for my project. Before I knew it, I had ended up with two reversible zines (four unique designs) and a zine folio!
As you watch this video, please note that you can stop at any point in the process after you’ve got your gel-plate printed backgrounds done. I’m a mixed media junkie, so I spend a lot of time playing on my paper with texture pastes, embellishment mousses, glitter gel and pastels…but if you just want to make a colorful background (or even a monochromatic background) and doodle on it with a pen, that’s totally fine. Remember: it’s just a piece of paper and YOU can make the kind of zine that gives YOU joy!
I hope you’ll enjoy the video and appreciate all the layers in these stills.
If you have any questions about my process, feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about this project.
See you next time,
- Gelli Arts® Mini Printing Plates
- Gelli Arts® stencils
- MakerForte/MansiMakes stencils
- Stencil Girl Products stencils
- Dina Wakley stencils
- Catherine Pooler inks
- Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
- Water sprayer/mister
- Finger sponge daubers
- Acrylic blocks
- Bone Folder
- Cut align ruler
- Self-healing cutting mat
- Hero Arts black archival ink
- Embellishment Mousse
1 thought on “Creating Zine Designs with Gelli Arts® by Mansi Bhatia”
Great video and awesome zines Mansi. I still have to learn to let go as I see you do on your paper.
I also love the zine pocket, indeed also great for tags or bookmarks.
Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day