Giovanna Zara

Image Transfer Galore! with Gelli Arts® by Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone, Giovanna here today! Several years since the gorgeous discovery by Birgit Koopsen of the magazine resist gel printing technique, I am here with, I hope, the ultimate video guide, packed with tips, tricks and new twists about this wonderful technique. It was a while  since I made an image transfer, so the first …

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From Trash to…Tissue Paper Flowers with Gelli Arts® by Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone, Giovanna here! For appreciation month I created a bunch of lovely paper flowers out of….trash: I used old book pages and tissue paper that I found in a boot box. I love upcycling and the result I got here is so colourful and stunning. Making these flowers is very easy: a lovely gift …

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Round and Round… Motivation Wheel with Gelli Arts®

Hello everyone, Giovanna here with a fun and colourful craft project that you can make also with your children. You can download, resize and print at home the template I designed for you to create  this spinning wheel following the video tutorial. Enjoy! ☺ Enjoy this video tutorial: TUTORIAL: 1. Roll out small blobs of acrylic …

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Handmade Holiday Gifts with Gelli Arts®

It’s the season of giving, and what better year than 2020 to get crafting and send some beautiful handmade art to our loved ones. Over the years, the Gelli Arts® Blog has shared some really fabulous projects that would make great gifts. In this post, we’ll link some of our favorite perfect-gift-projects so you can take …

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GelliArts® and Hahnemühle Week featuring Giovanna

Hello Giovanna here! For this week’s collaboration with Hahnemühle Fine Art I had some fun with gel printing madness, straight on a small zig zag journal. As soon as I opened the parcel I loved this concertina album. It was the first time for me to gel print on watercolour texturized paper and I really …

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Alice in Wonderland Mini Album in Embroidery Hoop with GelliArts® by Giovanna

Hello everyone, Giovanna here! Today I’ll be showing you how to build a cute mini album inside an embroidery hoop from scratch, Alice in Wonderland theme.  I love that you can get a one of kind gel print in no time; rolling some paint and pulling a print, but lately I discovered the joy to let paint …

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Storage Box with Ink Sprays and Gelli Arts® By Giovanna

Hello everyone, Giovanna here with an upcycling project inspired by my love for cats. Beside having two ‘almost’ sweet cat residents in my home, I‘m fond of two stray cats that visit my backyard often, so it is easy to collect cat food boxes of any size and kind. And since I’m becoming a handmade …

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Gelli Arts® + Grafix® : Altered Round Biscuit Box by Giovanna

Hello, Giovanna here! For this special week dedicated to the collaboration between Gelli Arts® and Grafix, I revamped a plastic round biscuit box with the wonderful Dural-lar® matte film. This material holds any kind of wet medium, such as acrylic paint, watercolour, alcohol ink and so on; so it’s a good alternative to paper to …

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Gelli Arts® + Spellbinders® : Luggage Tags by Giovanna Zara

Hello, Giovanna here for this special week dedicated to the collaboration between Gelli Arts® and Spellbinders®! I created a set of colourful luggage tags to travel in style, featuring some beautiful products designed by the one and only Jane Davenport for Spellbinders: Check out my video to see the process: Tutorial: – Roll out small blobs …

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Venetian Mask with Crystal Colors by Giovanna Zara

Hello, Giovanna here! Lately, Crystal Colours are all the rage. They are little bottles containing colourful powders that react with water creating a burst of color perfect to create one of a kind backgrounds. You can even use them as watercolours.  There are several kinds of crystal colours on the market, from basic ones to …

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