Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another stamping therapy session. Today I have a video tutorial for you on gelli printing for card making. This is my most requested video and I finally did a video tutorial on it. I hope that I can explain this in a manner that is easy to follow.
What is gelli printing?
First and foremost let me explain what gelli printing is. Gelli printing is monoprinting with out the press. A gel printing plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable, and stores at room temperature. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. I work on a 5 x 7 because I am primarily a card maker and that size works best for me.
Gelli printing for card making
The gel plate I have is from Gelli Arts. It’s a 5×7. I got from Amazon. The other brand that I know, is Gel Press. They also have a variety of sizes. I love sitting down and making a bunch of prints all at once. Then I have a ton of backgrounds on hand to make cards with. Plus printing is kind of addicting. It’s always a surprise when you pull a print. Here is another card I made from the prints.
For this card, I kept it super simple. I stamped the pixie sprigs on the gelli print with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Then stamped the sentiment on black card stock in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.
There is also a ton of mediums you can use with the gelli plate. You can print on any weight of card stock, deli paper, tags, tissue paper, canvas, and chipboard. I am sure there is something I am missing that you can print on. I am mainly a card maker. So, I print onto white card stock.
I hope you found some inspiration using the gelli print and Unity stamps. If you try this technique out for yourself, tag me over on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook group. I would love to see what you make with this technique. I love seeing your creations so much. If you missed last weeks stamping therapy post. Click here to take you to that blog post on making an easy watercolor background! That is our time for today!
Thank you so much for joining me for my stamping therapy Thursdays.
I will be taking a break from the blog for awhile as I prepare for having my baby! The amazing talented Amanda will be taking over the Thursdays blog posts. I will miss you all so much on Thursdays but, I will still be around making samples and quick tip videos!