Friday, July 10, 2015

Gelli Plate Printing

Joan here today sharing a tutorial using my new favorite tool … a 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 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.


  1. Thanks Joan. I've never seen/heard of a Gelli plate before. What a great tutorial!

  2. Wow! Love the patterns created with the gelli plate. So unique