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I’m on vacation for a few days to visit my brother and his lovely (and pregnant!) wife. While I’m away some of my favourite local artists and bloggers have agreed to do posts for you! Today, Karen shares her newfound love of the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. Enjoy!


I was honoured when Sara asked me to guest post for her blog while she is vacationing. Hope you are having a great time Sara!

Last week, I bought a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and I have been having a blast learning and experimenting with different kinds of prints. I have created lots of fun backgrounds for art journal pages, but I was even more delighted when I realized the great backgrounds I could make for my scrapbook pages!

Today I am sharing my very first gel print scrapbook layout. Hooray!

For my print I used two colours of Silks Acrylic Glaze- Watermelon Mist and Carmen.

First I did a very simple layer of Watermelon Mist (pink). I just spread the glaze on the plate, put the paper on and pulled it off.


For my second layer, I spread on some Carmen (red). I pressed down a stencil and while the stencil was on the plate I used a roller dots stamp over the plate for extra texture.


Then I lifted the stencil before applying the paper.


Here’s what it looks like after the pull! Love it!


What a great base for a page right?! Next I chose some paper from the Simple Stories I {Heart} Summer line, which I just love, by the way. And once I added a few embellishments it was done.


So it’s official – I am in love with the Gelli Plate! How about you?!


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