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Printing WORDS With Gelli Arts®!

Maybe you’d like to include words in a Gelli® print? Watch this video and see how to do it! Words can add meaningful visual interest to your prints. Especially on art journal pages! But here’s the tricky part… words and letters written or stamped in paint on a Gelli® plate will print in reverse!  So, …

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Gelli Monoprinting with Molding Paste Texture Plates

Create your own unique texture plates for printing with a Gelli® plate with molding paste! Watch this video and see how easy it is! Here’s what you need to make molding paste texture plates: Canvas panel Molding Paste Palette knife, old credit card or scraper for spreading molding paste Stencil   Textured items to impress …

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Clearly Printed with Gelli®!

Put a twist on your monoprinting experience  — use gel medium instead of paint to create some clearly different Gelli® prints! Watch this video for a clear idea … Gel medium is essentially acrylic paint without pigment. It goes on milky white and dries clear. We’re making a clear print, which we’ll use as a resist. …

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Making Foam Texture Plates for Gelli ® Prints!

When you want to create prints with your own original designs, consider making reusable flexible foam texture plates! Watch this video and see how easy it is! Here’s what you’ll need: Carpet tape (available at home improvement stores) Craft foam (regular thin foam works well) Note: Craft foam is also available with sticky-back adhesive. It …

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Wipe Out Monoprinting

Create unique monotypes by wiping paint OFF your Gelli® plate. Watch this fun video to see some great effects you can achieve using the fabulous new Catalyst Wedge tools for printing with Gelli®! This is a subtractive, or negative, method of monoprinting. That means you start by applying paint to your plate — and remove …

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When Gelli® Meets MagicStamps™

… good things happen. (including a giveaway!) Maybe you’ve already discovered some of the amazing things you can do with MagicStamp™ moldable foam stamps. Such great stuff! But if you haven’t explored the design potential in these versatile blocks — you’re in for a ton of fun using them to create your own unique patterned …

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Something Borrowed

Do you love old paper — fragile book pages, vintage maps, crumbling sheet music, brittle newspaper — and such? And how about flimsy tissue paper — and delicate Japanese papers? They can add character, texture, dimension and intrinsic meaning to artwork. But if you want to monoprint on these papers, you’ll find they might not …

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Who Was That Masked Man?

He’s a shape I cut out — and he’s one of my favorite images to use as a mask in my Gelli® monotypes.  In fact, I like him so much I’ve cloned him Using masks is an ideal way to create interesting imagery, focal points and repetitions in your Gelli® prints. A perfect tool for …

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