Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gelli Print Home Decor Idea

Hello happy art lovers...the creators of the highly addictive and endlessly fun Gelli Plate monoprinting plate posted a fantastic project for using up your stash of prints. Many many years ago I saw a flight of stair risers done with all different colored small tiles in a magazine. These people also had the kitchen island and the backsplash done with the same tiles to match. It was beyond cool and I never forgot about that, but this idea is MUCH easier and way more affordable. These are the stairs down into my art room in our new house. At one time it was a garage. Not too pretty. But that is about to change, as you can see below. I have the top riser done!! These stairs are each a different size, as you can also see below. First I am gluing my print slices to poster board, then mounting the poster board sections on long pieces of foam board. The foam board is then double-sided taped to the riser. This way I can take them with me when I leave :) I have a lot more to do on this, but I am already thinking about how I am going to do a non permanent installation like this on the bottom of the kitchen island...shhh


Gelli Printing Envelopes

Last week I saw an awesome instagram photo of Gelli printed envelopes which then inspired me to try that myself. It was so much fun and getting mail in bright colorful painted envelopes would never ever get old!!! I used my 8 x 10 Gelli Plate and Liquitex Basics paint, as well as a couple of florescent Pebeo Studio Acrylics. I went back and filled in any bare spots with craft paint. You must try this, you will love it!! So here are some of my results...


DIY Texture Plates and Stamp

Hi there hope it's a happy day...I wanted to share the texture plates I made, as well as a rubber stamp I carved from a dollar store eraser. These supplies are so inexpensive and the possibilities for designs are endless!!! I found the thick 8" foam circles at Ollies for .79. The label said they were bulletin boards, but I think they make much better round texture plates :). I used sticky back thin foam sheets from Hobby Lobby for the designs, so no gluing. I think they were also .79 for a 9 x 12 sheet. I also got my little stamp carving tool at Hobby Lobby for less than $10. I have a stack of those round erasers, and a few other shapes, so more good fun fun fun to be had. Thanks for having a look!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gelli Print Flowers and Bird Canvas

Hello...this was my first attempt at using my 8 x 10 Gelli Plate like a stamp on a canvas. I stuck my Gelli Plate to an 11 x 14 acrylic sheet for direct stamping on the canvas, which did not work as well as I had hoped. The canvas has too much texture to get a solid print, but after stamping over the whole thing a few times, I was happy with the background results. Next time I will use a large piece of foam board or illustration board, something smoother. The flowers and the little birdie are cut from other Gelli prints and embellished with black and white paint pens. I love how it came out, and it has a lot of colorful texture when viewed close up. Thanks for having a look!!

Gelli Print Fish Canvas

Guess what I made??...another gelli print creation little fish on a 12 x 12 canvas. Acrylic paint background, Gelli print fish and hearts, Painter's paint pens.

Gelli Print Cookbook Makeover/Altered Book

OK it is name is Pamela and I am a Gelli Plate addict I cannot stop making things more awesome with Gelli prints. This project is an old cookbook makeover. My mom had this cookbook my whole life and I don't really cook a lot, but I can turn this book, which has a hardback three ring binder, into a sweet art journal. This cookbook has A LOT of pages, and they are pretty thin. I would like to use them though, so I will put a few together and coat them with white gesso and see how they hold up. Otherwise I will cut new pages from heavy cardstock or watercolor paper to fit. Here is the old cookbook before it got a makeover...

First I put two coats of gesso on the inside, outside, and the spine.

Then I used Mod Podge Matte and a foam brush to glue the Gelli prints on.
SO much prettier now!! More pictures when I get the inside done. are pictures of the inside of the cover and one of the dividers...

Gelli Print Corkboard Frames

Hello has been a while since my last post. Life has been extra busy!!! We are setting up shop in a new place and I found an old cork board in the attic that I decided to cover with Gelli prints I loved the results so much, I had to cover another big cork board I have had for a long time. The only supplies I used are Mod Podge Matte and a foam brush. Just another way to use some of my awesome and colorful Gelli prints. I am now on a mission to cover my world with Gelli prints. What have you done with your Gelli prints? I would love to see :)