Marsha Valk

Brayer Tips and Tricks for Gelli Arts® Gel Printing by Marsha Valk

Gelli Arts® gel printing without a brayer is like painting without a brush. While you can undoubtedly gel print without one, a rubber brayer is generally considered essential for gel plate printing. Brayers come in many different shapes and sizes. There are hard rubber brayers and soft rubber brayers. In addition, there are brayers, like …

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Create Themed Gelli Arts Gel Prints with DIY Stencils by Marsha Valk

Ever wondered how you can create themed gel prints using your own one-of-a-kind designs?  One super-easy way is to create your own hand-cut paper stencils. That way, the design can be anything you want! Watch me create my entry for the recent Gelli Arts® Summer Camp Gel Printing Challenge prompt ‘Swimming’: I’m using regular copy …

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Gel Printing Layers with the Gelli Arts® Perfect Placement Tool for A4 Paper

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today with a video to show you my favourite way to use the Perfect Placement Tool! Did you know that Gelli Arts® recently launched a Perfect Placement Tool designed for A4 paper? So if you’re used to printing on A4 sized instead of Letter sized paper, this is the tool …

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Gel Printing With the New Gelli Arts® Perfect Placement Tool by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today with a video tutorial on how you can create perfectly aligned layered prints with the help of Gelli Arts®’ brand new Perfect Placement Tool! The clear acrylic tool works with 3″x5″, 5″x7″, 6″x6″ and 8″x10″ gel printing plates. Watch me open the package and remove the protective paper from …

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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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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Paper Bag Stars by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today!  December is here, and I’m in the mood for creating some DIY holiday decorations.    Paper bag stars are fun, quick and easy to create, they make a big impact, however, do not break the bank.    They can easily be adapted to fit your personal holiday colour scheme …

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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing with Metallic and Glitter Acrylics by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today!   Ever wondered if you can use glitter acrylics on your Gelli Arts® gel printing plate?   Are you looking for tips and ideas on how to gel print successfully with metallic or pearlescent paints?   This video is for you!     There are many different types of …

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Monotyping With The Gelli Arts® Printing Plate by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! The terms monotype and monoprint are often used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two. When it comes to gel printing, I always like to think of it like this:  Monotypes are a type of monoprints made by painting or drawing directly onto the printing plate in …

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