Giovanna Zara

Gel Printing on Upcycled Materials: A Junk Journal with Gelli® Artist Giovanna Zara

Hi, Giovanna here! If you, like me, keep papers and materials that might otherwise have ended up in the bin, today there’s a chance you can make a dent on all the stuff you hoarded and make something pretty out of it: gel printing on alternative materials such as maps, corrugated cardstock, thrifted paper pattern, …

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Booklet in a Box: Gel Printing on 12×12″ papers with Gelli® Artist Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone, Giovanna here today! If you are an old crafter like me and you hoard dozens of 12×12″ papers or sometimes you stumble in a shop sale and are tempted to bring some home, here’s how you can make wonderful gel printed craft projects out of them. On the internet there are a lot …

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Hand-made patterned papers for Origami with Gelli® Artist Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone, Giovanna here today! Since I was a child I was always fascinated by Origami. I used to have a beautiful book with lovely projects that I read now and then until my adult life. Recently, some Origami projects popped-up in my Instagram feed, so I thought, what better way to make colorful and …

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3 Ways to Decorate Tags + How to Achieve a Grunge Look

Hello everyone, today is all about how to get a grunge and worn look with your Gelli® plate. In this video I show you three different techniques involving felt, talc powder and a bit of corrugated cardstock to create a bunch of grunge tags and a matching tag holder. I definitely love this look! Enjoy …

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Image Transfer Kraft Goodie Bags with Gelli® Artist Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone, Giovanna here with an easy craft project where you create a bunch of colorful goodie bags or little mini tree decorations out of cheap kraft paper and book pages: these are perfect to hold little gifts and gift cards. Kraft paper is also very suitable to make some magazines resist transfer, an effect …

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Handmade Holiday Gifts with Gelli Arts®

It’s the season of giving, and it’s time 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 a look back …

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Gel Printing on Fabric: Cute Mini Dolls with Gelli Arts®

Hello everyone, Giovanna here with a super fun project about gel printing on fabric where you can get a whole bunch of lovely cute mini dolls. I started with an old white piece of cotton, cut in little squares and with a bit of sewing and stuffing I got some colourful and one of a …

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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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