Saturday, 18 May 2013

Gelli Print Business Cards

Love making gelli prints? Thinking about selling your art? Strapped for cash? No time to order some more business cards?

Then why not make some of your own gelli print business cards.

I use cardstock for my business cards....

1. Use a word document program for the words on the back.

Tips - Do a practice test on normal photocopying paper to make sure your spacing is correct.  Insert your cardstock into your printer so it prints out straight. 

2.  Make a great print.

Tips - try to cover all of your paper with paint so there is no wastage.

Here's the one I used for demo purposes:

 You may wish to varnish them at this stage too or wait until you have cut your cards if you wish to add any further decoration/paint.

3. Cut out your cards:

Tips - use another business cards to get the right size, use a paper cutter or craft knife and steel ruler to cut your cards straight.  I had a round corner trimmer that I used to make my corners round.

4.  Hand out your business cards:

Tips - if you have a booth or a market stall then offer people a selection of cards to choose from, to interested people I say "Pick a card, any card, every card's a winner!"  or "Would like a little piece of my art to take home with you?"

There you go...Hope you are having fun making your gelli prints.  Here are some more of my blogs about my gelli art.

Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?

Then I would love you to join me at the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. This group is open to people who use a Gelli Arts Plate or who make their own gelatin plate.


  1. Hi Shell, I like the Gelli art. Can you tell me where you got the plate from, please?

    1. Hi Sue, I got my gelli plate from
      I still love it, so much fun.

  2. The beauty of creating your own business cards is the feeling of fulfillment of being able to do so. And what you showed us is an example of a well made and well thought-out process of printing your own business cards. Thank you for sharing the idea and giving some tips on how to perform this better. I'm sure a lot of people will benefit from this. Thank you!
    Kristofer Mcginty

  3. This is a great tip to people who wants to write a letter or just by expressing how they feel or even greet their loved ones. This is a nice way to put it in different styles especially it’s nice to look at. It can really make your loved ones smile.


  4. What an excellent use for Gelli prints! Thanks.


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