Monday, June 9, 2014

Torn Gelli Plate Technique

The look of torn paper and a Gelli Arts Printing Plate creation all in one . . . I think I am in heaven.

Gelli prints stamped with Picnic Greetings UM sentiments. Picnic card bases and panels.
The funny and talented Barbara Gray created this technique video, and I couldn't wait to try it and share the results.

Are you ready to get creative? Grab a Gelli Arts Printing Plate, and let's go!

Allow the first layer of blue acrylic paint to dry. Brayer a thin layer of fuchsia paint and immediately apply Geometrics stencil. Use copy paper and bubble wrap to remove layers of fuschia paint while wet. Allow to dry completely.
 Brayer on thin layer of green acrylic.
Use torn copy paper to mask area of paint removal.
Lay white paper over the torn paper and gel plate. Rub firmly to ensure a successful print. 
Carefully peel off the print, making sure all layers of paint adhere to the white paper.
Peel the torn paper off the gel plate.
Save torn paper mask for use on ATCs. 
Achieve several unique looks by using various stencils and paint colors.
ATCs inspired by Karen's post!

Adhere scraps from gel prints onto 2.5x3.5" Dungarees Light Blue and Picnic Dark Blue ATC bases. Embellish with Picnic Borders & Backgrounds and Greetings UM watermelon slices. Stamp with Black India ink and paint with matching green and fuchsia acrylic paints.
What are your favorite Gelli Arts printing techniques?

I hope you have a terrifically crafty week.



  1. that looks fun! Beautiful stuff Julie!

  2. What a fun technique. I love how the "white space" leaves the perfect place for the greeting or sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Brilliant. I, too, love the white space created by this technique.

  4. Awesome,Julie! I like this technique a lot!!

  5. Thank you, Julie for sharing this technique with us. Love the white space that it leaves for the greeting!

  6. Love it, hopefully will get to play next weekend, such fun.

  7. Love these, Julie! I need to start playing with my gelli plate again.

  8. love them, thanks for linking the video

  9. Now THIS is something even I can do :) Great technique!!

  10. So beautiful! I had seen this video, but had not tried it yet. your results are wonderful

  11. Great technique, Julie. Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a magical process! I think I need to get me one of those Gelli print plates...


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