Friday, November 17, 2017

Gelli Arts® - Printing with Leaves - 3 Ways


Hello and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!

It’s Birgit here and today I’m going to show you 3 ways of printing with leaves.
Because it’s fall and there is plenty of printing material available!


I love printing with leaves! It is very simple but also very satisfying as it is almost impossible to go wrong!

The only things you need are paper, acrylic paint and a good handful of leaves.


First start with printing a bunch of colorful backgrounds.


Then place a sheet of paper (same size as your printing paper) underneath your Gelli Arts® gel printing plate so you can line up your paper with that later.


Way 1 – single print:
Step 1:
Cover the plate with paint. Not too thick because then you will lose the details.


Step 2:
Create a composition with the leaves


Step 3: place a sheet of printer paper on top to remove all the 
paint around the leaves.



Step 4: remove the printer paper and the leaves.



Step 5: place a sheet of colorful background paper on top of the remaining paint and pull the print.



Way 2 – double print:
Repeat step 1 and 2 of the single print.

Step 3: Place a sheet of colorful printed background paper on top of the leaves. Make sure to line your paper up with the paper that is underneath the plate. Rub firmly, then remove the paper.






Step 4: remove the leaves.



Step 5: place the sheet you just printed back on the plate, lining it up again with paper underneath the plate. Pull the print.



Way 3 – ghost print:
Repeat step 1 to 4 of the single print.




Step 5: let the paint dry.

Step 6: apply a thin layer of paint on top of the dried paint.


Step 7: place a sheet of 
paper on the plate, rub firmly and pull the print.





Here are additional prints!  Enjoy!!









Thank you for watching! I hope you enjoyed the video and that you got inspired to go out and find yourself some beautiful leaves to play with!




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Create Seasons Greetings Cards with the New Gelli Arts® Card Printing Kit


Hi there! It’s Marsha here. Can you believe there are only ~60 days left of 2017? Which means it’s time to think about holiday greeting cards!

Let me inspire you by sharing five fun and easy cards you can create with your kids using just the contents of the new Gelli Arts® Card Printing Kit!


You can quickly adapt the images to your taste and create any holiday card you need. You can also swap out the colours and texture tools for other colors and textures for even more variety in the prints.


Star Card:


1. Take a foam sheet and draw a pattern on it with a ballpoint pen. Make sure you give it lots of details!

2. Cut the silhouette of a star out of parchment paper.

3. Roll a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint out on the 5”x5” Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


4. Place a blank card on top and pull a print.

5. Roll a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


6. Press the foam sheet into the paint to make impressions.


7. Place the silhouette of the star in the middle of the plate, on top of the paint.


8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Ornament Card:

1. Take a foam sheet and draw a tree ornament onto it with a ballpoint pen. Make sure you give it lots of details!


2. Cut out the tree ornament.


3. Trace it onto a square of parchment paper and cut out the silhouette.

4. Roll a drop of Chili Pepper acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.

5. Place the foam ornament stamp in the middle of the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate, on top of the paint.


6. Remove the red paint around the stamp by placing a parchment paper square on top and press it down before pulling it up again.

7. Remove the foam ornament stamp.


8. Make sure the fold of a blank card is facing to the right and pull a print.

9. Roll a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


10. Place the parchment paper shape on top of the printed ornament on the card and put them both on top of the paint and pull a print.


11. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Gift Card:

1. Cut the silhouette of a gift out of parchment paper.

2. Roll a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


3. Cover the paint with punchinella.

4. Take a leftover square of parchment paper and pull a print.


5. Remove the punchinella and pull the ghost print onto a blank card.

6. Roll a drop of Chili Pepper acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.

7. Place the silhouette of the gift in the middle of the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate, on top of the paint.

8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Cut two strips of Gelli Arts® gel printed parchment paper and a little bow and adhere them on top of the printed gift image.


10. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Tree Card:


1. Fold a square of parchment in half and cut a stylized silhouette of a pine tree out of the paper. Keep the negative part of the cut-out.

2. Roll a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.

3. Cover the paint with bubble wrap.

4. Remove the bubble wrap.


5. Take a blank card and pull a print.

6. Squeeze a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint and a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate and mix them with the brayer until you’ve covered the plate with lovely green color.


7. Place the silhouette of the tree in the middle of the plate, on top of the paint.

8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Cut a couple of small round shapes out of leftover Gelli Arts® Gel Printed parchment paper and adhere them on top of the printed tree image.

10. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Poinsettia Card:

1. Cut the silhouette of a poinsettia out of parchment paper.

2. Roll a drop of Chili Pepper acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


3. Drape yarn on top of the paint.


4. Place a blank card on top and pull a print.

5. Remove the yarn.

6. Roll a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing plate.


7. Place the silhouette of the poinsettia in the middle of the plate, on top of the paint.


8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Cut a small poinsettia and a few little round shapes out of leftover Gelli Arts® gel printed parchment paper and adhere them on top of the printed poinsettia image.

10. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.


Stamp or write a greeting on the card and you’ll have a couple of unique handmade holiday cards to send to your loved ones!

Have fun with the Gelli Arts® DIY Card Printing Kit!


Materials:
Gelli Arts®:
Gelli Arts® Card Printing Kit

Other:
Ballpoint pen
Scissors
Glue stick
White pen or crayons


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