Helen O’Hara

Durable Dura-Lar Bookmarks with Gelli Arts® and Grafix® by Helen O’Hara

Hello! It’s Helen here with a tutorial for really durable bookmarks with Gelli Arts® and Grafix®. You may recall that I showed how to make bookmarks a while back using thin card and freezer paper masks. You can see that post here. Today, I have a new and improved technique for you using Dura-lar by Grafix. …

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Gelli Arts® + Grafix® : Craft Buttons by Helen O’Hara

Hello! Helen here with a fun project to make some Craft Button Embellishments with Gelli Arts® and Grafix® These are great for all your cards, scrapbooks and other crafts. I’ve used the mini plates to lay down some blocks of colour onto the Shrink Film for the background. Once the blocks of colour were dry, …

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Top Tips for Mono Printing on Fabric by Helen O’Hara

Hello! It’s Helen here with some top tips for mono-printing on fabric with the Gelli Arts® printing plate. I’m using the 5×5″ plate, but you could use any size. I have a few simple texture tools including a Gelli Art® comb, a pool cover scrap, an Ikea pot holder and some cotton tips. Many times, …

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Magical Mini Books by Gelli Arts® Artist Helen O’Hara

Hello! It’s Helen here with a really magical project!  Watch black paper transform before your eyes into a beautiful mono-printed book. Well… ok, so it’s not really magic – but science! This would be a great project to do with kids to teach about soluble and insoluble materials. For this project, I’m using the Gelli …

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Collaborative Kid’s Project for Schools, Art Clubs, Scouts & Parties by Helen O’Hara

Hello! It’s Helen O’Hara here with a great collaborative project for schools, art clubs, Scouts and Guides, and even birthday parties. All you need for this project is paper, your Gelli Arts® printing plates, paint, rollers, textures, a pair of compasses, scissors and glue. Each child needs to draw and cut out 4 or more …

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PanPastel® + Gelli Arts®: Textured Landscapes by Helen O’Hara

Hello and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog! Today, I am sharing with you how I made these colourful, textured landscapes using a Gelli® plate, acrylic paint and PanPastel®, along with stencils and torn paper.  Plus- read to the end to enter for a chance to win a prize pack from Gelli Arts® and PanPastel®! …

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3 Projects with the Gelli Arts® DIY Kits by Helen O’Hara

Hello! It’s Helen here to share with you some projects done with the fabulous DIY Kits from Gelli Arts®. These kits come with everything you need to start printing; including a gel plate, a brayer and paint. They make a great gift, especially for kids.  All of the instructions to get started are in the …

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Stamped Bookmarks with Gelli Arts® by Helen O’Hara

Hello everyone. I’m here today to share with you my favorite Gelli Arts® mono-print technique – freezer paper masks. You can use any kind of stamps to make these designs. Rubber stamps work well as do linocuts and potato prints. I’ve made my prints into bookmarks but you can use this technique to make colorful papers for …

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