Joan Bess

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 with Folded Paper!!

Such cool effects can be achieved in gel printing using a simple piece of folded paper. Watch this video to see the interesting mark-making possibilities with accordion folded paper! Simple accordion folds in a piece of paper transforms it into a texture tool capable of making a variety of marks for creating exciting prints! After …

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Gelli® Plate Printing Without a Brayer!

Change can be a good thing when it comes to the creative process. So instead of using a brayer to apply paint to the Gelli® plate, let’s change it up and use a palette knife and various scrapers! Watch this video demonstrating monoprinting with this fun and expressive method for painting the plate. Applying paint …

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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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Printed With Gelli Arts® Planners & Travel Totes!

More and More and more, we’re seeing art journals and planners morphing into one creative entity—becoming a perfect place to consolidate your lists, goals, schedules and…art! Watch this video for ideas on monoprinting your own artful planner pages! The key to keeping a planner/art journal is having it with you! That can mean keeping a …

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Printing with Gelli Arts®: DIY Gift Wrap… and More!

We at Gelli Arts® often hear about the great time people are having when they break out theGelli ® platesfor a printing session with their kids and grandchildren. What a thrill for us knowing that a Gelli® plate, some acrylic paint, a brayer, a few texture materials, and some paper can generate hours of enthusiastic …

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Printing with Gelli Arts® — DIY Stickers!

These are crazy-busy times! So what’s better than gel printing as a way to de-stress — while you create something fun, colorful and useful! Watch this video for inspiration and ideas! With the holidays upon us, it helps to be organized. And setting aside time to be creative is important. It’s no wonder that combining …

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Mini Gelli® Plate Stamping with Ink Pads!

The NEW Mini Gelli® Printing Plates are perfect for stamping—and so much fun to print with! Simply remove the mylar cover sheets and press a Mini plate onto an acrylic block or smooth plastic sheet—and you’re ready for stamping! Because the Mini plates are small and stamp-like, you may be wondering…what about using them with …

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