Carolyn Dube's Gelli Print Party kicks off its second month today and I'm happy to be joining in with this page from my art journal.  You can find all of Carolyn's details here:

I started with a print I made back in December when I did this tutorial for Unruly Paper Arts.  I used my Gelli Arts plate on deli paper using multiple layers of paint applied through stencils.  


The waxy paper becomes almost leathery in feel with the layers of paint added to it. I love the rough torn look of it. I added lots of stamping and some bits of tissue paper, tape, felt arrows, and my favorite part – the die-cut letters spelling out 'path':

I made these with Tim Holtz's Sizzix Word Play die, using a leftover print that I glued onto grungepaper.  They seemed a bit lost on the page so I cut another set of letters with black cardstock, and used those to create a shadow effect behind my 3D letters.

You can get your very own Gelli Plate here (I know you want to!):

Gelli Arts Printing Plate

I'll link this to 'Anything Goes' at Simon Says Stamp. Thanks for the visit!  Be sure to head on over to Carolyn's blog to join her par-tee!



  1. Rhonda on February 27, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Gorgeous page! Love the colors!

  2. Jeeves on February 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm


  3. Lin on February 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Beautifully done, Marjie – these art journal pages look like so much fun to make! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  4. Lynn Stevens on February 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Going to try and comment again today, for some reason yesterday It wouldn’t post!
    The Gelli plates look so fun and with fabulous results. Would love to try this sometime.
    HHugs Lynn

  5. Marja on February 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

    WOW This is really great art work Marjie. Beautiful structures and beautiful combination of all.
    lovely greet and nice Sunday

  6. Sandra on February 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    This is amazing, Marjie! Love all the layers you’ve created with the Gelli plate and stamping! I really need to get my hands on a gelli plate! It looks like so much fun! Hugs, Sandra

  7. Sharon Callis on February 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Hi, Loving your work, looking forward to working with you on the Xyron Design Team x

  8. Silvia on February 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Fabulous, that’s a gorgeous page.

  9. Sue C on February 2, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Fabulous page Marjie! Love the Gelli Plate designs and the deli paper is fabulous ! Sue C x

  10. kathy/NorthCarolina on February 2, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I looooove this. I love that the central circle makes me feel as though I’m walking a mediation path. I love the fresh colors and all the partial circles throughout the piece. I could go on and on…but I have to go fix breakfast for Dale. Just fabulous!

  11. Maria McGuire on February 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Really love this Marjie. Your right a total leathery look instead of a print look–LOVE the words!

  12. Kate on February 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    So fun! I love this technique! You rocked it.

  13. Brenda Brown on February 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    So cool, lovely effects.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. Wanda Hentges on February 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    It’s fabulous, Marjie!!!

  15. Anita Houston on February 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    My stupid path takes me to places I sometimes don’t want to go…lol! Love the circular pattern here Marjie…drew my eye in to the sentiment instantly! OH THE COLOR…yummy!!! Gorgeous page!

  16. Laura S on February 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Gorgeous! I especially love how you did the letters to make them stand out.

  17. Terry on February 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Well this is just Gelli good! Love the background and I really may break down and add another thing to my crafting pile! Happy Weekend!

  18. Linda Cain on February 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    congrats on the Xyron Team! and I’ve GOT to try this Gelli pad! VERY cool piece here!

  19. Buttons on February 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Gosh this is amazing Marjie. Layer upon layer of delightful detail that combine beautifully rather than getting confused or lost. You have a real artistic eye for this technique. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, hugs Jenny x

  20. Redanne on February 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Wow Marjie, the deli paper makes a wonderful backing! Love the richness of the colours and the stamping is fabulous. The word path looks fabulous in close up!

  21. Willy on February 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful page, Marjie!

  22. Alison/craftytrog on February 1, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Gorgeous page Marjie! I love those letters too! x

  23. Judy Shea on February 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Damn, girl.. this is beautiful. I’m gonna spin that wheel.. wonder where it will take me?

  24. Lucy Edmondson on February 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

    This is brilliant, Marjie! I love it!
    Lucy x

  25. butterfly on February 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    All those painty layers really do give the piece amazing texture, and I love your shadowed lettering – wow!
    Alison x

  26. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on February 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Great change of colours from the out- to the inside Marjie.
    Lots to see….so nice!
    greetings, Alie :-)

  27. linda on February 1, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Ooooooh! Pretty! Love those letters – a favorite.

  28. Debby on February 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Great page! Don’t tempt me to get a gelli plate. Just got a 40% off coupon from Dick Blick. LOL!

  29. Martha Richardson on February 1, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Oh so cool…great colors and love using deli paper ;)

  30. Carolyn Dube on February 1, 2013 at 5:37 am

    My eyes are so happy- the layers to colors- and most of all your composition. My eyes traveled around the elements being guided by arrows, the path of the circle, and the color! The party is rockin’ now!

  31. Jessica Sporn on February 1, 2013 at 5:14 am

    great page — love how those arrows move my eyes around. And what a perfect saying for all of us!! xoxo

  32. Julie Tucker-Wolek on February 1, 2013 at 4:13 am

    You are amazing!!!! I just loveeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and the random arrows!!

  33. Helen Tilbury on February 1, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I would just love a gelliplate! They look like a tonne of fun!! Maybe one day when my kids have left home I’ll have more time to play! Your piece is awesome, especially your shadow-backed alphas!!!

  34. Valerie-Jael on February 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Great page, love the colours. I still can’t join in as I haven’t got a gelli plate, poor me. Have a great weekend, Valerie

  35. Sharon on January 31, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    This looks really great – love all the different images and great colour combo! An amazing journal page!!