Marsha Valk

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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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing on Faux Leather by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today!   Faux Leather (also known as Leather Paper or Kraft-Tex) is a kraft paper that looks and feels like leather and is washable like fabric.   You can handle it just like fabric or paper, and you can use it for sewing projects, paper projects and all kinds of …

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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing with Masking Fluid by Marsha Valk

  Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! It’s no secret that Gelli Arts® gel printing is my favourite pastime. However, another favourite thing is mixed media art journaling. For today’s post, I’ve combined the two. I’m sharing how I create two multi-layered mixed media prints, pretty much simultaneously. I jump from one to the other …

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The Principle Methods of Gelli Arts® Gel Plate Printing by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! I’m so excited because this is my 50th video for Gelli Arts®!! When you’re just starting with gel printing, the number of different techniques, mediums and supplies you can use can appear daunting. However, did you know you can group all of those different techniques into three basic monoprint …

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How To Choose The Best Paper For Gelli Arts® Gel Plate Printing by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! One of the most frequently asked questions is ‘What paper is best for Gelli Arts® gel printing?’ The answer: there’s an unlimited array of papers that are great for gel printing! You can print on anything from computer paper to card stock to fine art printmaking paper to found …

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