Friday, July 10, 2015

Gelli Plate Printing and a DT Project

I completed this tutorial for the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.
I think I have found a new favorite tool ... Lovin my Gelli Plate!

What you will need:
Gelli Plate ( mine is 8 X 10 inches)
Craft mat
Canvas bag
Acrylic paints ( I used Ranger Distress Paint)
Rubber brayer
Stencils (variety)

1) When I’m working with the Gelli Plate I cover my work surface with a craft mat and place a piece of cardstock on top of the mat and under the plate.  (For extra protection.)

2) I added a little acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate. (A little goes a long way.)

3) Using a rubber brayer I spread the paint over the plate blending the colors into a thin layer.

4) I placed a variety of stencils on top of the wet paint.

5) I removed the stencils from the plate to reveal the design.

6) I placed a canvas bag on top of the plate and pressed down gently with my hands.  I turned the bag over and repeated the process.

7) I lifted the canvas bag off the plate and VIOLA! … oh the possibilities!

8) I attached some flowers to the front of the bag to complete it. What a unique little gift bag.

Here's another bag I made ... no two ever turn out exactly the same.
I also have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. “Life is Good”. I made this card using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Kreaxions Stencil B, Kreaxions Positioning Parts and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905. I will say this punch is one of my favs! Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the design team has done this month.



  1. Love your bag Joan! That Gelli Plate is so cool!
    Your card is gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend! BL

  2. this is a cool technique.. great bag project too. BL

  3. Love that technique! Your bag is beautiful! And your card is gorgeous! BL

  4. That looks like so much fun and love the end result. Bl

  5. Great project. I love using the gelli plate put never thought to use anything but paper with it. The bag came out awesome.