Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Gelli Print Blog Hop and Giveaway

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 15 - Gelli Print Blog Hop with a tutorial and a giveaway!

Today I'm starting off the Gelli Print Blog Hop with a how I made this tutorial of this Flower Power mixed media painting.

Flower Power, Mixed Media on Cardstock, 20cm x30cm, 8" x 12"

Supply List - cardstock, gelli prints (you could use scrapbooking papers), paper cutter/scissors, gel medium and acrylic paints.

1. I created some gelli prints using red, orange, yellow and pink acrylic paints and a variety of textures.


2. I cut them into a variety of different sized rectangles and squares and collaged them onto cardstock using gel medium, starting from the middle. Coat the collage in a thin layer of gel medium.


3. When finished I trimmed down the edges.


4. I then used white acrylic paint to outline the flowers.


5. Next, I painted in between the flowers with an opaque colour to blockout the background - I used turquoise and white.



6. Repaint the white lines as they may have turquoise paint on them and this will make them crisper.

Here is the second one I made -



 I tore the gelli prints into strips before gluing them down, I then made a glaze by mixing a little of a transparent paint with a lot of gel medium - a few drops of paint to about a teaspoon of medium, paint over all of your collage.

GIVEAWAY!!! Yes!!!  I'm going to be giving away the first mixed media Flower Power painting.

All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog from today until 3pm Perth time/3am New York time on 23rd October when I will choose and announce the winner. It's as easy as that.

Here's the list of all the Gelli Print Blog Hoppers for you to visit over the next week - check out their beautiful artwork and look for some more giveaways:




Have fun!!

PS 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.







42 comments:

  1. Thanks for this tutorial Michelle, I will give it a try with my son. Maybe not flowers in his case though!

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  2. Great tutorial thank you for sharing. Love the bright colours you have used.

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  3. Great idea. Maybe I could incorporate some of my "what am I going to do with this" heap of printed papers.

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  4. This is a great tutorial. I'm always looking for different things to do with my Gelli prints. Thank you!

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  5. Lovely work and a great tutorial Michelle!

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  6. Great tutorial. Always looking for new ideas on what to do with my Gelli papers

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  7. This is stunning! Thank you for sharing how to do it, I'm definitely going to be trying this.

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  8. what a fun technique...thank you for sharing...I can't wait to try this

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  9. Thanks so much for this great tutorial, Michelle, and the opportunity to participate in this fun blog hop. Cheers! Joanna Grant

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and joining in the Blog Hop. I look forward to your post!

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  10. Love this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love your pieces and all your art. Thanks for the hop, I always leant so much!

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  12. Great to see another way to use gelli prints. Vibrant work, very nice.

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  13. What fun!
    I've only recently discovered gelli printing at a workshop!

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  14. Way cool technique. So glad you shared this. It looks super fun and a great way to use up all those wonderful prints we keep pulling. hehe :0)

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  15. Love this, thank you for sharing - cant wait to try it.

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  16. What a neat process!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. I am defiantly going to try this! I have several collages of my Gelli prints but I have never added another layer. I am really excited to try. Thanks

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  18. Pretty cool technique, Shells. I've done something like that using playing cards that I glued down to a two page spread in my altered book. Then painted. I like your idea. So fun that we can see someone else approach and have it trigger ideas. Love it.
    I'm an American and I teach art in Ukraine. Always looking for new ideas.

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  19. Love the colors! Love the techniques! You rock!!!

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  20. wow- this is fabulous. Thanks for the complete tutorial. Now I know what I can do with my foot-high stash of prints!!

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  21. Super work. Thanks for showing us how you work. Back to my gelli plate now.

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  22. Such a fantastic tutorial! I would love to win your amazing flower art!

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