Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Making Foam Texture Plates for Gelli Printing!

When you want to create prints with your own original designs, consider making reusable flexible foam texture plates! Watch this video and see how easy it is!


Here's what you'll need:
  • Carpet tape (available at home improvement stores)
  • Craft foam (regular thin foam works well)
    Note: Craft foam is also available with sticky-back adhesive. It costs more, but eliminates the need for carpet tape.
  • X-acto knife, straight edge, and self-healing cutting mat (or other cutting surface)
  • Scissors and punches (note: fancy edge scissors are great for this!)

Here's how to make a foam texture plate:
  1. Cut your foam substrate to size. I usually make it about the size of my Gelli plate. You can also create smaller stamp-like plates.
  2. Apply strips of carpet tape to your substrate. Trim tape from edges with an X-acto
    knife. Or — use craft foam that already has sticky-back adhesive ... and skip the carpet tape step!
    Note: Carpet tape is extremely sticky, gummy stuff . It can mess up your cutting tools — and you may need to clean them with an adhesive remover, like Goo Gone.
  3. Cut regular (no adhesive) craft foam into various shapes. Use fancy-edge scissors and punches to add more detail.
    Note: It’s easier to cut your shapes from foam that has no adhesive on it — and your scissors and punches stay clean. That’s why I prefer the adhesive only on the foam substrate :)
  4. Arrange and press foam design elements onto the sticky surface. Your texture plate is ready to use.

To create your Gelli prints:
  1. Apply paint to your Gelli plate. Use a brayer to roll paint into thin layer.
  2. Press the foam texture plate into the layer of paint — and remove it. (It will leave an impression in the paint)
  3. Cover the painted plate with paper, rub to transfer the paint — and pull your print. Leave the paint on the foam plate to use for your next print.
  4. Apply more paint to your Gelli plate. A contrasting color usually works well. Press the the painted foam plate into the painted Gelli plate. Some of the previous color should transfer to the gel plate. Cover with paper and pull your print.
Keep layering the prints. When the images are slightly out of registration, it can create an exciting visual vibration :)


Since the foam plate is flexible, you can bend it to press only part of it into the gel plate — which gives you even more creative options!

Your foam texture plate is also an excellent stamp! Roll a layer of paint on it with a brayer and stamp the image on some prints! Double the fun!

Have fun making your own designs! You’ll enjoy using your texture plates over and over! And they’re so easy to stack and store!

IDEAS:
Looking for design inspiration? If you’re not familiar with notan — a Japanese design principle based on the placement of light and dark — please take a look at our Pinterest Board: “Inspired by Notan”. That’ll get you going :) Notan is a perfect concept to keep in mind when creating foam texture plates!


TIPS:
Areas between the design elements on the foam texture plate remain sticky. When the texture plate is pressed into a painted Gelli plate, some of these areas will become coated with paint and lose their stickiness. You can brush or sponge a thin layer of paint or gesso onto any remaining sticky areas to get rid of the tackiness, if desired.

I’ve also used a soft paintbrush and dusted the sticky areas of foam texture plates with Perfect Pearls and Pearl-ex, adding a little mica sparkle in the process :) Baby powder works, too.

You can use a foam texture plate to create a series!


Or have fun embellishing your prints!


And now for the Giveaway!!!

This time I am giving away a 6"x6" Gelli plate ... AND ... a set of 4 original one-of-a-kind foam texture plates — made by me!

Each foam texture plate is a 6x6 inch square. The foam texture plates have been dusted with Perfect Pearls to eliminate the sticky areas :) So they sparkle, too!



Our one lucky winner will be randomly selected on Friday - February 1st, and announced here and on our Facebook page.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page.

Want a better chance to win? Join Gelli on Pinterest and let us know — you’ll be entered twice! If you’re already following us on Pintrest, tell us and we’ll count you in for a second chance!

Good luck and Happy Printing!

Don't forget - come find Gelli Arts on Pinterest and check out our Notan Inspiration Board!
 
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215 comments:

  1. I am so intrigued and inspired by this gelli plate mono printing! I would love to win those awesome one of a kind, custom texture plates and a new gelli plate, too! Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful prizes!!
    ~Glo

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  2. I'd love to try the Gelli Plate! I also joined on Pinterest. I'm interested to see what people do with the prints that they make on the gelli plates. Thanks for the great video and chance to win. :D

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  3. So inspiring! I don't have a gelli plate yet. Would love to win. Heading over to Pinterest now to follow you!

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  4. Yes please, count me in. I have started giving small art classes and Gelli plates are a hit!

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  5. wonderful ideas, I have a 9x12 plate, and have so much fun with it
    but would love the 6x6

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  6. I LOVE my Gelli plate! I am a Gelli addict and follow you on Pinterest. I was thinking of using the foam stuff to make my own stamps. Too funny! Would love to win this for my daughter who loves gellin too!

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  7. Wonderful prize package opportunity. I have a plate and am doing a class on how to use it on Thursday. Thank you.

    AnnetteD

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  8. Followed you already on pinterest

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  9. Wow what an amazing project full of ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Printmaking is the best and now with Jelli Plates you can create in the comfort of your own home!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I cant wait to start cutting up my neglected foam sheets!!

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  12. I am a follower on Pinterest (and FB and YouTube!!)

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  13. I am so intrigued by the Gelli plate. I would love the opportunity to use one with some texture plates

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  14. Followed on pinterest and facebook. the gelli prints are fascinating. I would love to win a plate and start my journey.

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  15. The gelli plates offer sooooooooo many ways to create - I love it! These texture plates are a wonderful idea and I'm so glad that everyone that has these ideas is so freely sharing them so we can all join in the creative fun.

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  16. I have the Gelli plate and am ready to go...thanks for the inspirational video!

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  17. I'm now following you on pinterest and would love the chance to win. I've been watching videos and looking at lots of inspiration. I'm looking forward to when I can join in with the fun.

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  18. I ordered a gelli plate and can't wait to start creating fantastic things. It looks like soooo much fun.

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  19. Wow, that is such a great idea! I love it! Can't wait to try it out.

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    1. I am now following you on pinterest!

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    2. The ideas you come up with are awesome. You inspire me!!!

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  20. Wow what wonderful results so pretty!Will follow on pinterest too! Love seeing all your ideas and the videos are so helpful.

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  21. beautiful designs! i am also a fan on pinterest. :)

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  22. i would love to win a gelli plate. i can't afford to purchase one so i've been making my own with gelatin. this video is awesome showing amazing new technique with foam texture. yea. i love new ideas. thank you!

    i am a follower on Pinterest too!

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  23. This might be the best idea for the Gelli Plate I've seen yet--and I have loved all of the ideas! And what an exciting giveaway -- thank you!

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  24. I'd love to take part in the give away and I'v also joined Pinterest!

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  25. What a great idea, love these "1 of a kind'rs"! Already on Pinerest

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  26. what a great idea... so many possibilities. Lovin' the Gelli

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  27. I am so excited, I love seeing all of the great creations made with the gelli plate. I love the idea that you can use it on paper, fabric, and even other things...can't wait to see what I can do with it. Thank you so much too for sharing this great foam invention!

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  28. Tnkx for sharing, really great!

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  29. Following Gelli Plate on Pininterest...Love all of the inspiring images there. Thank you so much!

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  30. Definitely going to try this. It looks like fun - and so easy!

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  31. This is such a great idea and the possibilities are endless. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the great info and the generous giveaway.

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  32. perfect for the printing party i'm planning for 2 8 year olds!

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  33. Wow, that is a thrilling design concept!

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  34. Totally awesome vid, I am so gonna be making some of these, the effect is just fab.
    I already follow you on pinterest :) and would love to win your unique made by you foam plates.

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  35. Using craft foam for your shapes is a great idea. I've used the adhesive-backed foam for stabilizing plastic film, bubble wrap and textured fabric to use with my Gelli Plate.

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  36. I love this idea. So much fun! i will have to give it a try.

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  37. I would love to win this. The whole set is great!

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  38. Wow, the list of things you can do with a gelli plate gets longer and better. Love the effects here and that they can be done quite cheaply yet look so fantastic. Many thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  39. I'm following you on Pinterest as well. I love getting the daily pins with new ideas.

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  40. I have a 8x10 gelli plate and love it! Would love to win the 6x6 for smaller projects. The hand made foam stamps...very clever idea! Thank you for the chance to win some...I am also following on Pinterest :)

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  41. Awesome video. Makes me want to run right out and get the other components to do this. I already have the Gelli plate. I am also following you on Pinterest.

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  42. What great ideas! I'd love to win your giveaway so I could play to my heart's content. :-)

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  43. Great idea. I've used the thin foam to make some roller type plates but these would be way easier. In fact given that it's -15 outside and I don't feel like a walk I think I'll go play

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  44. lisbeth.bruhn@hotmail.comJanuary 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Oh i really hope that i will win the plate and the foam. Here in Sweden i can´t find gelli plate and i try to do some plate´s of gelantin but they dont last very long. Cross my fingers and hope for luck

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  45. Absolutely Brilliant!
    Everything about this video is just perfect and so inspiring!
    Thank you so much...gelli plates are the gift that keeps on giving!!!
    I do not know how you sleep at night with how the Gelli Plate has taken the art world by storm...:)
    oxo

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  46. Oh how fun!!! Love it when you make videos, makes me want to get my plate out!!! Thanks!

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  47. I wouldn't miss my gelli plate for the world! This video was very inspiring. It also convinced me that a smaller plate is ideal for this technique. (Also for many stencils on the market). So yes, I would love to win your giveaway!
    BTW, I'm a Gelli Arts follower on Pinterest too.

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  48. I've been making my own foam stamps and stencils out of those sheets today ... log and on BAM there you are using them with gelli plates! Serendipity RULES! :-D

    Love what you did!

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  49. Ah, this is a very cool idea. I have made foam plates before for painting but I didn't think to pair it with the Gelli plate. I could use a Gelli plate too!

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  50. I LOVE this idea and will be doing it during my next Gelli fun day!

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  51. I love the creativity here! I followed you on pinterest and the Asian board for light principles. Love learning new things :)

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  52. I love that idea! It gives great results and the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. I would love to try this medium. I volunteer at a few non profits from kids to seniors. It may be a fun workshop.

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  54. Very, very, VERY cool!
    Gelli plates makes monotype printing so much easier than plexi!!

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  55. I've been following you on Pinterest since the day my Gelli plate arrived in the mail. I've watched all your videos and love all your techniques. My greatest joy is when I pull my card stock off the plate to see what I've created -- blows me away every time. I'm having so much fun -- just like a kid with his toys. Would love to win the 6 x 6 and the texture plates. Thanks.

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  56. I love my original sized plate and would love the small one for cards. Love the foam plate idea!

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  57. Thanks for the new video for the great ideas. I love my gelli plate. I am having a friend over tomorrow to play play play.

    Gail

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  58. I'm already a follower on Pinterest.

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  59. Hi there - its always lovely to receive a new post on your blog - nice to be "given something" (as in your inspiration re using new ways to interact with your gelli plates) !! Most other emails are people trying to sell me stuff ...........
    You've also reminded me that I have this foam stuff that I bought ages ago and that I ought to be thinking outside the box in terms of how I can make use of it. Thanks again

    It would of course be delightful to win the Gelli plate because then I could join it to my other one and make larger prints.
    I have followed the Pinterest Board too - some good ideas on there


    S

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  60. Great idea! I always planned to make foam stamps and never got started...now I must so I can use them with the Gelli plate!! Lots of inspiration here! Thanks!!!

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  61. Ty for the tutorial. Can't wait to try this!

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  62. I know I already posted on FB. Can't help myself. I have a bachelor's degree in printmaking and I am so thrilled with your innovations. I always wanted to do gelatin prints but hated the thought of one more thing to do (making the plates), so your innovation was revolutionary. And then, the revolutions just keep on coming with all the things you think of doing! I love it-it brings printmaking to everyone's home.

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  63. I just purchases the 8 x 10 gelli plate and would love to add the 6 x 6 to my collection! Starting an online class with Julie Balzer on Feb 1st on gelli printing and can't wait to start!

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  64. WAY cool!!!!!!! What a fabulous idea!!!! I do follow you on pinterest.

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  65. Going to carve some time out soon and give this a try!
    BTW- I already follow your boards on Pinterest! That's where I found out about this blog post.....

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  66. ooohhhh, I wish I had a gelli plate right now...loved the video! I also signed up to follow you on Pinterest. This looks very addicting! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  67. Love all these ideas! Would love to win the plate & the foam stamps!

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  68. Great article; has me wanting to get out the supplies and begin experimenting with gelli plates. What a great giveaway.
    Kristin

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    1. Congratulation KAM (Kristin)!! You are the winner of our 6x6 Gelli plate and the custom Foam Printing Plates!! I saw on your profile that you have a blog... would you be OK if we post a link to your blog along with your name on our FB page as the winner? I hope so! Congrats again... please email your shipping address to nkelley@gelliarts.com.

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  69. Wow what an awesome idea and all the great tips! I love the video!! I would love to win the plate and foam stamps as I have been wanting a plate. Thnx for this great giveaway and I do follow you on pinterest as well!!!! thnx!

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  70. I found this link because I already follow you on pinterest!! This looks like so much fun. I have to go buy the supplies this weekend I think! I own an 8 x 10 plate. Tried to order the 6 x 6 but my store was out of stock. So, I would love to own the 6 x 6 one too! Thanks for the tips. I'm having a lot of fun with my plate so far.

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  71. Oh wow! I just love your stamps. such great ideas. Can't wait to make my own. I just love my Gelli Plate. I follow you already on Pinterest!

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  72. Yvonne (yrd@hotmail.com)January 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Hi,

    Great tutorial and great texture plate. It would be so cool to win plates that you made!

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  73. Fab tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. Have bought the pre-glued foam just need to make the stamps. Thank you for the inspiration. I already follow all your boards on Pinterest.

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  75. Wow! great giveaway! I would love to win a Gelli Plate!

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  76. What an awesome idea! Thanks for more creative inspiration! :-)

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  77. Wonderful wonderful stuff! I will gladly follow you on Pinterest!

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  78. C'est une superbe idée. Et c'est très gentil de proposer une chance de gagner un tel cadeau.

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  79. I am so grateful for all tips and tricks with the gelli plate! I am a follower at Pinterest.

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  80. I love this idea! So simple and very effective. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  81. This plate is fabulous... Thank you very much for this video : gorgeous!

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  82. merci pour ces idees fabuleuses:

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  83. What a great stuff can you make with this gelli plate. Fantastic. Sure I will try to win this one. I am be a follower on Pinterest to. Thanks for all the examples and tips.
    lovely greet Marja

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  84. Wow, this is such a great idea! I will have to try this as soon as I can get some craft foam. It is so much fun playing with the Gelli plate. I am one of your followers on Pinterest :-)

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  85. What a great tutorial and prize!! I am obsessed, addicted, cant stop playing with my gelli plate. I am up all hours of the night having the time of my life. Such cool, beautiful, pieces of art. I followed you on Pinterest. Now I will have to spend a couple hours there. Thanks!

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  86. I've only just starting using my gelli plate but am excited by all the ideas I have for it!

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  87. Such gorgeous material to play with and your foam plates are super! Would like a chance to win some..........creative greet Miranda

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  88. Is there no end to the creative stuff to do with gelli plates!? Love this idea and look forward to trying it. Thanks!

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  89. How I love the texture plates you have created Joan! The embellished print is so stunning. I already follow you on Pinterest and I am seeing the Gelli plate pop up in more and more places! Thankyou for this

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  90. I've been bit by the Gelli bug pretty badly! Or is that goodly? Here are TWO entries because I'm already following your Pinterest page (and FB, too)! Now, back to making beautiful messes!

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  91. I have never tried this! Love the cut foam! thanks for the inspiration!~

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  92. I've made foam plates before but hadn't thought to use it on my gelli. Thank you for all your wonderful demos. Just love the gelli plate.

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  93. I'm in! And I just started following you on Pinterest, wonder why I did't do it earlier? Your tips and turorials here are always so inspiring!

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  94. Very cool - can't wait to try this. I'm sharing my mom's gelli plate, so would love to have my own! Oh, and I also follow you on Pinterest.

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  95. I really love what you showed in the video demo, and would love to be considered for your giveaway! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  96. What a great great idea and love the video demo. Thank you for both the video and for a great giveaway.

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  97. I enjoyed the video - Thanks!
    Great giveaway!!

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  98. I'm so excited to find you guys on pinterest so I followed you there... and these foam plates are so daggone cool! Love your designs; and thank you for offering them!

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  99. Love it!! You have such awesome ideas. Can't wait to try these out.

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  100. I just love how you can use just about everything with the Gelli plate! What a great idea!

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  101. Hello ! Iam a gelli addict too, and I follow you on Pinterest since a few months. I've made some texture plates with my old chipboards alphabets and I used them for my greeting cards.
    I'll post a photo on your facebook page ...
    Thanks for all the great videos, tutorials and posts.
    SoF

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  102. I'd love to have a Gelli Plate! I've enjoyed watching your video's and the creativity you share. I am fairly new at Mixed Media - am having a major love affair with it. I've yet to make anything that really speaks to me, just pushing forward.... Thank you for all you inspiration!

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  103. Please , more blogs!! Love your ideas and love your product. It has been a great way to pass many bad weather days.

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  104. I am new to mixed media and the gelli plate intrigues me! I also am now following you on pinterest and fb! Thanks

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  105. Joan, thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea.

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  106. Looks like fun...would love to try this!

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  107. hi i love the concept of the gelli plates, im a blog and facebook follower

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  108. sorry i dont know how to do pinterest but am a very keen follower

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  109. Wow! In cleaning up this past weekend I discovered a pack of craft foam. This blog post is pure serendipity for me! Thanks so much!!

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  110. I am totally obsessed with this! What fun, super easy, and so creative! I would absolutely LOVE to win!

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  111. geez louise! I'm always learning so much MORE that can be done with my fave geli plate. GREAT post! It gave me about 100 new ideas. thank you!

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  112. What a cool idea!!!!!! Two thumbs up!!!!!!

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  113. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

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  114. Thanks for sharing the wonderful ideas :) And another Thank You for the chance to win :)

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  115. I was given my gelli plate for xmas and am having soooo much fun I would luv to win . tkx for all these great new ideas and this fab product <3

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  116. I wonder why I haven't heard of Gelli Arts before? I think I have been hiding under a rock or too immersed in my own projects, but it looks like a WONDERFUL process that I can't wait to try. The 6" x 6" plate looks like a perfect size to print on origami paper. I hope I win it ;-)

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  117. I have been LURKING around here forever. I would LOVE a gelli plate...
    Also, your inspirational videos are absolutely fab!

    Thank you for making them for us to be inspired by!

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  118. Definitely going to have to try my hand at this!

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  119. I would LOVE to win a Gelli plate as they look awesome!! I would love to get my hands on one and have a wonderful time playing with it lol!! Janene McAnally

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  120. As an elementary art teacher, I am always looking for ways to expedite the printmaking process with my students. Your wonderful creation would make that possible for me and my students. Thanks so much for offering this give-away!

    Pat Stevens:)

    pstevens@cbcsd.org

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  121. Wow! What a fabulous way to make our own paper!! Can't wait til mine arrives in the mail! Kaylee Cammack

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  122. I loved the video and can't wait to try making my own foam print plates! Thanks for the great ideas and a chance to win!

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  123. Wow Joan! Your texture plates are super cool. What an inspirational idea. I will definitely be getting my craft foam out to create my own. Would be absolutely thrilled to receive original texture plates from you, though. Your designs are stunning. Fingers crossed, Theresa.

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  124. Thanks for offering this giveaway. I'd love to win! :)

    I've also followed you on Pinterest for a second chance to win!

    Smiles and Purrs!
    Kitty!
    http://www.kittyspretties.blogspot.com

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  125. Fab Video. Thanks for the chance to win a Gelli plate & some custom texture plates. Barbara.

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  126. Wow! What a wonderful giveaway. I really, really hope I win one. I know my card group will want one too after they see what they can make. I am dying to have one of the Gelli Plates. The texture plates are great too....what a prize!

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  127. This is really fun stuff! I received my big plate today and would enjoy having the whole set. Off to join you on pinterest!!

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  128. Thanks for the chance to win a Gelli plate & some custom texture plates.Off to join you on pinterest.
    Fab Video
    Gail

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  129. Love this idea of making your own printing plates! Thanks for the video.

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  130. I can't tell you how much I love my gelli plate! This is a great video with a lot of great ideas. Please keep them coming! And thank you for your generous give-aways!

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  131. What a great idea and love how they look! I love Gelli Plates!

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  132. LOVE it! the designs are amazing - and i did follow you on pinterest too - such great inspiration there! what a wonderful post and thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

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  133. wow, great and funny idea! I don't have Gelli Plates, but after that.....I love it!

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  134. wow look at all the comments, I dream about jellie plates.. They are so on my wish list.. Thank You for the chance to win!!

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  135. Looks so fun! Thank you for the chance to win a Gelli. I'm following on Pintrest, too! Good luck everyone!

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  136. I follow you on Pinterest and get FB updates too. Hope I win! I bought the largest gelli plate and have actually been thinking about cutting it down! I'm dragging my heels on that idea and trying to resist temptation! :-) Hugs, Rockin Robin Caldwell.

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  137. I ordered the two sizes of gelli plates ready for starting to use for the international creative challenge "Thing-a day". I've been looking out for them in the UK so was delighted to find them.
    They're still pristine and new but this will all change tomorrow! I've been following for tips and created some texture plates today in preparation after seeing this video. So excited to start playing!

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  138. The more I see of the Gelli Arts printing plate, the more I want to try it! Having watched this tutorial, I am only sorry that the local craft store is closed for the day, because now I want to go and buy sticky backed foam sheets, too!

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  139. This is soooooo awesome! I can't wait to play with the Gelli plate. Thanks for the chance to win. I just started to follow you on Pintrest too! The combos are so variable that you just got zillions of different prints. So excited.

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  140. Waiting for my gelli plate to be delivered. Ordered the 8x10 but would love to have a small one, too! Can't wait, I'm so excited.

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  141. I love my gelli plate, can't wait to get the big one, but that is still in the future, meantime I am having fun

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  142. This was a lot of fun to watch, for several reasons - but I especially liked your comment about your plates being dusted with Perfect Pearls to block the remaining adhesive - I was wondering how difficult that would be to eliminate and/or keep it from sticking to the Gelli Plate (especially when you bend the foam texture plate). Brilliant solution! I can't wait until I can get one of these Gelli Plates - whether it's by winning or (if luck holds) by saving up enough money!

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  143. I only descovered Gelly Plates today. I most definitely must have one! The results look amazing!!!

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  144. So exciting to be learning about this new technique--yes the whole gelli plate thing is new for me, so I'm learning everything I can about it. Fascinating!

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  145. I tried making some prints with cutup foam like your video, it was so much fun, I would love some of your templates.

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  146. Have been wanting to try a Gelli Plate for forever now!! Would love to win this!!

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  147. Wow what a brilliant idea! My gelli plate is on its way i can't wait to play with it! X

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  148. These texture plates are a wonderful way to use the Gelli Plate. I would love to play with them.

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  149. Love what you've done here and would absolutely be over the moon to win the goodies.
    Great work x

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  150. I absolutely love this idea! Nothing would please me more than to win your custom textured plates and another Gelli Plate so I can do projects along with my grandson! We love Gelli printing! I'm also a follower of you on Pinterest.

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  151. This idea if really fantastic. I am going to try it. I would love to win the plate.

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  152. This is incredible!! I want to try this!! New background ideas....LOVE IT!! :)
    I'm on pinterest, too!

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  153. I did try this the other night and loved the results. I'd love to have a 6x6 Gelli plate and Joan's foam templates. Thank you, Gelli Arts!

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  154. How wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  155. What a wonderful opportunity! I don't have a Gelli plate yet but really would love one.

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  156. great techniques! I have seen a lot of gelli art lately and really need to get myself a set of plates!

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  157. I just love what you've created with these foam stamps. Iam dying to get a gelli plate buthave to wait for my birthday in April. :(

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  158. Thanks for a chance to win! I follow on Pinterest! Would love to get my hands dirty with one of these! :)

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  159. I want one of the gelli plates so bad I can hardly Stand it!!!!!!!!! Chefl@swbell.net

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  160. Love the technique...thanks for sharing and for a chance a chance to win...I'm also on gelli on pinterests.

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  161. Wonderful inspiration! Makes me want to drop everything and go work on my gelli plate prints. Each time I visit your blog, I get so many good ideas. Keep them coming!!!

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  162. Wow, what a great idea. I'm amazed at what you can do with your Gelli Plate. Thanks for the amazing giveaway too.

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  163. Wow awsome designs,theres so much you can do with these Gelli plates.Thanks for shareing with us :)

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  164. I am following you on Pininterest too!

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  165. Had my first play with a gelli plate today!!! On my blog over the last two days I've photoed my "goods gatherings" and, today, my very first attempts! I'd love if some of you could drop by :-)

    Good luck to whoever wins .... you'll have fun!!

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  166. Stunning examples of the possibilities open to us if we own a Gelli plate. And I sadly don't! But oh the things I would do if I got my hands on one! And of course I follow you on Pinterest too.

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  167. Love these tutorials. I've got the large plate on order and can barely wait 'til it arrives!

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  168. I am loving everything I see about the Gelliarts plate. Can't wait to get one.

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  169. I received a Gelli Plate as a Christmas gift and I'm looking forward to many happy experiments. I'd love to add playing with the foam texture plates to the mix. What a great idea. Thanks!

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  171. Thank you for the great tutorial and the chance to win. I'm going to go find my stash of foam sheets and make some plates right now. P.S...I'm a follower on Pinterest.

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  172. I follow on Pinterest and "like" the facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  173. So many amazing things can be made with these. I would love one.

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  174. What a great idea - making foam texture plates! Please enter me in your contest.

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  175. Ditto. What a great idea. I would love to win.

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  176. Your videos are so incredibly inspiring!! Can't wait to try a telling plate.

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  177. Please let me win! Would love those texture plates ... already have a gelli plate.

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  178. My first visit to your blog ... but not my last! I am thinking about buying a gelli-plate and looking for info. I think I'm sold after your video! thanks!

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  179. This is really, really neat! I have never heard of such a thing. How creative. I can't wait to try this out! I am following you on Pinterest.

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  180. Awesome giveaway and tutorial! I recently purchased several foam sheets to make 'something' with and now I have my project! I am a follower on Pinterest and Facebook.

    Thank YOU! :)

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  181. Hi I really enjoyed your demo for making foam prints. That looks like a lot of fun! I just followed you on Pinterest and I'll search on Facebook to leave you a message.

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  182. Great demo for making foam prints. Cool technique. Is there a specific reason why you didn't cut the pieces out of the sticky back foam and adhere them to a non-sticky piece? Having not tried this yet, I'd think the exposed sticky might be an annoyance after a while. I'm adding you to my Pinterest and Facebook pages!

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  183. Love the technique...thanks for sharing and for a chance to win...I'm also on gelli on Pinterest

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog! I hope you find it fun and helpful in your artistic endeavors!

I will try my best to answer your questions and provide good, helpful information in a timely manner.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for stopping by!
Happy Printing!
Joan

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