Creating Zine Designs with Gelli Arts® by Mansi Bhatia

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,




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