Gelli Plate Party – Month 2

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!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Gorgeous page! Love the colors!

  2. Wonderful!

  3. 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 says:

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

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

  8. Fabulous, that’s a gorgeous page.

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

  10. 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 says:

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

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

  13. So cool, lovely effects.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. It’s fabulous, Marjie!!!

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

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

  19. 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. 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. Wonderful page, Marjie!

  22. Gorgeous page Marjie! I love those letters too! x

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

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

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

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

  27. Ooooooh! Pretty! Love those letters – a favorite.

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

  29. Oh so cool…great colors and love using deli paper 😉

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

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

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