Fabrics & Other Surfaces (jewelry, clay)

Gelli® Printing on Sheer Fabrics!

Enhance your art by adding a layer of monoprinted sheer fabric, such as organza or habotai silk! Watch this video demonstrating useful tips and mark-making inspiration for Gelli® printing on sheer fabrics! Layering Gelli® printed sheer fabrics as a collage element can add depth to your artwork. Whether you work on journal pages, cards, canvas, …

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Gelli Arts® Printing Tutorials—5 Fab Techniques Revisited!

The sphere of people learning about and using Gelli® printing plates keeps increasing—and more and more people of all ages and levels of art experience are discovering the joy of mono printing. I’d like to welcome those new to the Gelli® plate printing process — and thank those of you who have been following this blog …

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DIY Gelli® Printed Fabric Patches!

Before we jump into Joan’s amazing project (and it IS amazing!) – we want to share TWO exciting pieces of information! Gelli Arts® is on Instagram— come join the fun!  And, we now have over 2 MILLION views!  FYI – Joan did this project a few years ago and it was such a big hit …

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Reverse Decoupage with Gelli® Plate Prints!

Recently, I’ve been exploring some of the creative aspects of paper cutting with the impressive ScanNCut machine. All of which resulted in lots of fabulous cut paper pieces to work with! While sorting through the cut shapes and images, I became intrigued with the idea of arranging and collaging them onto the back of a …

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Stamping with Round Gelli® Plates on a Silk Scarf!

Looking for a perfect substrate for stamping with 4″,6″ and 8″ Round Gelli® plates? I found one I’m really excited about!! It’s a blank 8mm habotai silk scarf measuring — 14″x72″ — from Dharma Trading Company! They offer a fabulous variety of options, and this size is exactly what I was looking for. The sheer and lightweight habotai silk (also …

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Papier-Mâché Bowls with Gelli Arts® Prints!

If you’re eyeing your pile of gel prints and scraps, wondering what you might do with all that luscious paper…think papier-mâché bowls! What a great way to create something fun and functional using papers from your Gelli Arts® stash! Papier-mâché bowls have been around for ages. They range from children’s school projects to fine art objects, and everything in …

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Gelli Arts® Printing On-the-Go!

For those of you taking art supplies with you on-the-go, the small Gelli® plates are essentials to pack in your art bag! Monoprinting beyond the studio has never been easier! Watch this video to see some fun portable printing supplies in action! The list of ‘must-have’ supplies to pack in your travel bag are pretty individual. …

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Gelli Arts® Printing on Fabric: Fun with Stencils & Pencils!

Monoprinting is a great way to create unique designs on fabric! Watch this Gelli Arts® video for fun ideas using stencils and pencils for fabric surface design!      Using commercial stencils to monoprint on fabric is a great way to get started. And after you’ve created your print…you can keep going to add to your design with colored …

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Gelli Arts® Printing: Artist Trading Blocks!

If you have stacks of Gelli® made prints and are looking for some fun ways to use them… how about making some Artist Trading Blocks! If you like to create small collages—Artist Trading Blocks (ATB’s) are a perfect substrate! Each block gives you SIX small surfaces to cover! There are no rules, so any block will …

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Mixed Media Collage with Gelli Arts® Prints

I’ve been having some fun with the new ‘Media’ product line from DecoArt. In addition to the Fluid Acrylics artist paints, there’s Gesso, Modeling Paste, Texture Sand Paste, Crackle Paste, Crackle Paint, Antiquing Cream and several Varnish finishes. I love that the Modeling Paste and Gesso are available in black and white! All of these …

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