Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gelli® Printing, Planners & Travel Totes!

More
and

More and more, we're seeing art journals and planners morphing into one creative entity—becoming a perfect place to consolidate your lists, goals, schedules and...art! Watch this video for ideas on monoprinting your own artful planner pages!



The key to keeping a planner/art journal is having it with you! That can mean keeping a special tote for your planner and supplies—and Gelli® plates fit right in. Whoever said "you can't take it with you" clearly didn't have Gelli® printing in mind! Gelli plates offer so many advantages as a printmaking tool—and among them is portability!


Gelli printing on-the-go is easier than ever! The convenience of stamping with Mini Printing Plates takes the fun to a new level. And you can create with them just about anywhere! They're great with paint and a brayer—or stamp pad inks. So be sure to include these essentials in your tote bag!


I had a ton of fun painting this canvas tote bag with DecoArtMulti-Surface Satin acrylic paint and decorating it with strips cut from Gelli prints! It's the sturdy Voyager 15" Riggers Bag from Harbor Freight—and it holds a LOT of supplies!





So the question becomes—what to pack! I'm partial to the StaplesArc Planner because the disc binding allows you to easily add and remove pages. The Arc Compact Punch turns any print into a page you can insert. It's slim profile and light weight make it a 'must-have' in my tote! But just so you know—punching through heavyweight paper with the Compact Punch takes some strength. Lightweight papers are a breeze to punch.


Working on single sheets gives you plenty of options for paper choices. Strathmore has a great selection of pre-cut papers and pads that are sized just right for packing in your tote. My favorites include their Mixed-Media paper, Printmaking paper, and Ready Cut Watercolor paper—hot press—for it's smooth surface.


A 5.5"x8" Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal is another thing I keep in my bag. It stands up to wet media—and Gelli prints look so beautiful on the quality paper. And I especially love that it lays flat when open—it's such a pleasure to work in.


For paint, I'm always happy using DecoArt Fluid Media acrylics. The bottles are small and pack easily—and a few drops are enough paint on a small Gelli plate! Take your primary colors, white and black—and you can mix the rest. A color wheel is always good to have handy too.


Another wonderful source for color is Splash Ink by Yasutomo. It's a system of the three primaries (Yellow, Blue, Magenta) and black, designed for mixing any color. Inks are thin, so adding it to a medium or white heavy body paint can make it even easier to Gelli print with. Plus, you can alter any acrylic paint color by adding just drops of Splash Ink! Use a Niji Waterbrush with Splash inks to embellish any print. And add a special sparkle of color to your pages with Niji Pearlescent Watercolors. The Niji Water Brush is a 'must' in any tote!


Stencils and masks are so easy to pack—so I keep a bunch of them in my bag. There's always room for my favorite 'Bits', 'Fragments' and 'Remnants' by The Crafter's Workshop—along with some of their fabulous 6x6 stencils. I'm loving these stencils, designed by Rebekah Meier—so many images to use—especially with the Mini plates!


A selection of wonderful Andy Skinner stencil designs by DecoArt—as well as some fun 6"x8" Americana stencils—are in my tote too! Love them all!


I'm crazy for the Gelli Printing Tools—and regardless of the plate size I'm working with—I love combing patterns through the painted surface. So both sets of combs—Squared Edge and Rounded Edge—are in my bag! Aside from creating all sorts of swirly, wavy designs—they're great for adding lines to my planner pages! Perfect for creating original, artful 'List' pages.


Packing an art tote for Gelli printing is pretty straightforward. All you need are Gelli plates, paint, a brayer and some texture tools—plus whatever planner or art journal you work in. But that's just the beginning!


Then, there are supplies needed for journaling on prints and creating planner pages—and collage. This is where everyone's list starts to vary. We all have our favorite art materials to work with.


If you've discovered the total relaxation people are finding in adult coloring books—stick one in your bag for those moments when you're looking for a calm, happy escape. There's a reason these are bestsellers everywhere! I like to cut up colored-in sections and collage onto a Gelli print for that extra element of design and color. They're also a great source for design ideas!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!

AND OUR WINNER IS.... Lisa McGushion!!

And now...it's for time our GINORMOUS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

In this season of giving, all of us at Gelli Arts are brimming with excitement about our giveaway this month—with tremendous gratitude to our entire Gelli community.




I'm not a magician—but I'm pretty good at cramming things into a small space. HA! Even I can't fit ALL of the cool stuff in this giveaway into the tote bag.

Our lucky winner gets it all—and can decide what goes in the tote :) 
And yes, the tote I decorated is part of this prize!

Our HUGE prize includes the following:
  • 1 - 8"x10" Gell Arts® Gel Printing Plate
  • 1 - 5"x5" Gelli Arts® Student Gel Printing Plate
  • 1 - Gelli Arts® Mini Printing Plates (Square, Triangle, Round set)
  • 1 - Gelli Arts® Mini Printing Plates (Rectangle, Hexagon, Oval set)
  • 1 - Gelli Arts® Printing Tools (Squared Edge 3 pack set)
  • 1 - Gelli Arts® Printing Tools (Rounded Edge 3 pack set)
  • 1 - Voyager 15" Riggers Bag - canvas tote decorated by Joan Bess
  • 1 - M by Staples ARC Customizable Notebook - 8.5"x5.5" - black leather cover
  • 1 - M by Staples ARC Expandable Discs - set of 12
  • 1 - Staples ARC Compact Punch
  • 1 - Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal - 5.5"x8" - 64 pages
  • 1 - Strathmore Printmaking Paper - Lightweight - 5"x7" - 40 sheet pad
  • 1 - Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor paper - 140b. hot press - 5"x7" - 25 sheets
  • 1 - Strathmore Mixed Media - 140lb. vellum surface - 6"x8" -15 sheet pad
  • 1 - DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - 10 color Assortment - 1 fl. oz. bottles
  • 2 - DecoArt Americana Stencils - 6"x8"
  • 3 - DecoArt Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencils - 8"x8"
  • 3 - The Crafters Workshop 6"x6" Stencils - Rebekah Meier Designs
  • 2 - The Crafters Workshop 4"x4" Balzer Bits Mini Masks
  • 2 - The Crafters Workshop 4"x4" Ronda's Fragments
  • 1 - The Crafters Workshop 4"x4" Rebekah's Remnants
  • 1 - Yasutomo Splash Ink - 4 color set - 1 fl. oz. bottles
  • 1 - Yasutomo Niji Waterbrush - 12mm - Medium
  • 1 - Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolors - 21 color set
  • 1 - Caran D'Ache Neocolor II - Water-Soluble Wax Pastels - 10 color set
  • 1 - Derwent Inktense - 12 Ink Pencil Set
  • 1 - Speedball 4" Soft Rubber Pop-in Brayer
  • 1 - Inkadinkadoo Clear Block - Large
  • 1 - Lesley Riley's Reverse Alphabet Stamps
  • 1 - Recollections Alphabet Rubber Stamp set
  • 1 - Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black ink pad
  • 1 - Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Inkpads - 4 color set
  • 1 - Faber-Castell - 4 PITT Artist Pens - black
  • 1 - Faber-Castell - 6 PITT Artist Pens - Brush - Basic Color Set
  • 1 - Tombow Dual Brush Pens - 6 pen set - Secondary Palette
  • 1 - Sharpie Metallics - 4 pen set
  • 1 - Elmer's Painters - Opaque Paint Markers - 5 pen set - Sherbet Swirl
  • 1 - Uni-ball Signo - 3 pen set
  • 1 - Sakura Pigma - Professional Brush - 3 pen set
  • 1 - Sakura Glaze - 2 pen pack - White Opaque
  • 1 - Sakura Quickie Glue - Pinpoint Roller Glue
  • 1 - UHU Glue Stic - 40g
  • 1 - EK Tools Cutter Bee Scissors with Security Cover
  • 1 - Cedar Canyon - 6 Rubbing Plates - Curves set
  • 1 - The Color Wheel Company - Color Wheel
  • 3 - Tape Works - washi tape
  • 1 - Avery Specialty Labels - 8 sheet assortment
  • 1 - Tags Pack - 40 assorted tags
  • 1 - Just Add Color - Botanicals by Lisa Congdon - 30 illustrations to color
  • 1 - North Light Books - Gelli Plate Printing by Joan Bess - autographed by author

To enter the giveaway, click on the red "ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE" button below! (This will ensure that we can contact the winner and that entries are limited to one per person. One winner will be selected from all the entries via a random number generator to receive this very special giveaway!) Entries will be accepted until 12pm noon on 12/22/2015. Our lucky winner will be contacted by email and announced here on the blog and on our Facebook page no later than 12pm noon on 12/23/2015

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!

Please—share your prints with us on our Facebook page, or on Instagram using the hashtag #gelliprint, #gelliplate or #gelliarts . Tag us with @gelliarts on Instagram and Twitter too! We love to see what you're creating!!

Remember, we now have Gelli partners all over the world, so it's easier than ever to find a Gelli retailer near you!

A special thanks to our fabulous friends at DecoArt, Strathmore Paper, The Crafters Workshop, Yasutomo and Lesley Riley for their generous contributions to our special Ginormous Giveaway!

Good Luck and Happy Printing! 

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season from all of us at Gelli Arts to all of you!



89 comments:

  1. What a Giveaway!!! I'm drooling just looking at it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great giveaway! I can't even decide what I love the most!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh swoon,drool,faint,happy dance etc... Good luck everyone!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW what a prize. That tote is stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hoping to win this one, someone whom I thought was a friend just stole thousands of dollars in art supplies from me and my whole body of work. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a Grinch who stole my trust in humanity. SMH Good Luck everyone (~);-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is so generous. Thanks for the chance of winning these.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, this is such a generous giveaway and who doesn't want to join this? I do! That tote is so gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Goodness! What an amazing and generous prize! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow omg what an Christmas present this would make good luck to all and thank you for the chance to win and Merry Christmas to you all

    ReplyDelete
  11. OMG, you guys are terrific! The person (me, me, me please!) who wins this is one lucky duck! Best of luck to all! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh I wish ... just for one single time *sighs*
    What a mass of mouth watering products ... Suzanne

    ReplyDelete
  13. My kids and Husband wouldn't see me for days! HaHa!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow what an amazing prize. I have entered and have my fingers crossed firmly. Thanks for the chance

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow what an amazing prize. I have entered and have my fingers crossed firmly. Thanks for the chance

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is one AMAZING prize!!!! I would be honored to give all that a wonderful, loving home!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What an amazing tote, I love the detail of the Gelli prints. Gorgeous. What an extremely generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity . Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi, as usual I'm not able to subscrive because there's a problem with the code... but I'm not a computer and I could want to partecipate to this wonderful giveaway! could you please do something for me as usual??!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. OMG what a mega bundle and fabulous tote !! just found your blog and fb page, now excitingly following both !!

    hugs Diane xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. OMG! This is an amazing giveaway. I won't win because I am never that lucky. Lol. Thank you so much for your generosity. Xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. OMG!! I do believe you have rendered me speechless! Not an easy thing to do!! This prize package is too ginormous for words to describe how happy the winner will be!! Will you be sending an EMT to stand by when the winner is announced? Just in case they have a heart attack from the joyful shock of being so lucky! Fingers crossed now that I have entered my information!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your giveaway is as real paradise. The enchanted dream.....
    How wonderful to would win!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What an awesome giveaway! Would be wonderful to win.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I haven't even tried Gelli plates yet but what a great intro to the product and techniques!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wowza! I think I'd pass out if I won this fab package! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!!! Merry Christmas!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Bless you and gosh would I be blessed if....

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow! My jaw literally dropped when I saw your totally amazing giveaway with such an astonishing array of beautiful goodies. So very generous of you and will share this on Facebook too.
    Thanks for the chance, Fliss xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a fabulous idea! Make your own planner! Love it! Somehow you make it all look so easy. And I LOVE the bag! What a wonderful giveaway, such awesome goodies and some really fabulous sponsors!
    Happy Holidays to the Gelli Arts family!

    Elaine Allen

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wowzers what an amazing giveaway, all fingers, toes and even my dogs paws crossed for this one. I'm especially loving the tote bag, beautifully decorated 😊

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh my golly goodness, what a treat and a half this is! To win this would make ALL my dreams come true. So generous! That tote is stunningly gorgeous. The creativity that you present is mindboggling. Love, love, love it. Merry Christmas to one and all xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Totally an amazing and generous gift!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. How awesome! Such a great giveaway. Would love to try those gelli plates. Someone is going to be very happy.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Fabulously generous prize pack! Crossing all my finger and toes!

    ReplyDelete
  35. This is an amazing giveaway! It would be so much fun to win!!!!! Thank you for doing this. What a treat.

    ReplyDelete
  36. OMG This is an absolutely AMAZING giveaway. You've outdone yourselves this time. Who ever wins this will be one lucky ducky artist! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a fabulous and very generous give away!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome group of supplies!!! Merry Christmas!!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Wow, now this would be a person's Christmas wish fulfilled for sure!! I would love to win this fantastic giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Seriously! WOW - what an awesome prize pack! I have everything crossed! Merry Christmas everyone xxx

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this amazing prize! Merry Christmas :)

    ReplyDelete

  41. All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW........and I would love to win this fantastic give away! Thanks so much for the opportunity and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway! I hate to admit this out loud, but I had never thought of using my Gelli prints in my planner, but you had me at hello! Now fingers crossed to win.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wow! A truly amazing giveaway- mind blown! Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Fantastic giveaway! Good luck everyone and happy holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh My!! What a wonderful give away. It would be all me dreams come true, and some. Thanks for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I hope the Universe chooses wisely. This is pure magic for an artist. NAMASTE....and Happiest holidays to us all.




    ReplyDelete
  47. Oh Wow.....what an absolute fantastic giveaway...someone is going to have a great Christmas surprise..good luck everyone...and happy holiday x

    ReplyDelete
  48. Completely over the top but so great and usefull this give away!! Love looking at your posts and get inspired every time! Thanks for that and wishing you a fine and colourfull christmas and a good, loving, healthy and succesfull 2016!

    ReplyDelete
  49. The is the most generous giveaway I have ever seen, Joan! Gelli Arts rocks! Thanks for a fantastic year filled with gelli inspiration and I'm looking to seeing what you create in 2016. Happy Holidays to everyone at Gelli Arts!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. OMG I wish I could win this package. Happy Holidays & thanks for the basket give away.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Some fortunate person will have lots of fun with this very generous giveaway. If only.....sigh.

    ReplyDelete
  52. What an awesome, fabulous, fantastically enormous Giveaway! Thank you, Gelliarts!

    ReplyDelete
  53. What a fabulous prize package. I would love to win it.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Oh my gosh! Thuis is fabulous! Thanks for gevingerd is a chance to win. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs Yvonne

    ReplyDelete
  55. I would be happy with just the bag. It is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Thankx for the chance tot win this wonderful giveway!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Such an amazing prize. Thank you for this fabulous opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Wow, what an incredible giveaway! I love my Gelli Plate - it is fantastic for making collage papers, among it's many other uses!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Brilliant give away would so much love to win this bundle for when im out and about. good luck everyone

    ReplyDelete
  61. This year is my 1st attempt at using a Gelli plate and I am officially hooked! Can't wait to try even more. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Absolutely awesome products in a fantastic giveaway. So very generous.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Absolutely awesome products in a fantastic giveaway. So very generous.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love Gelli Arts products and would love to win this as a gift for my daughter and granddaughterd

    ReplyDelete
  65. I love Gelli Arts products and would love to win this as a gift for my daughter and granddaughterd

    ReplyDelete
  66. Custom Roll Labels Printing Services - Roll labels are a cost-effective and efficient way to order beautiful custom stickers or labels in bulk. You can order custom roll labels and stickers in any custom die-cut shape at print247365.com in USA.

    ReplyDelete
  67. What an awesome some giveaway - I love all the products and tote! I'd love to win these, since I can't afford to buy all of them. I love playing and creating with Gelli plates!

    ReplyDelete
  68. What an awesome some giveaway - I love all the products and tote! I'd love to win these, since I can't afford to buy all of them. I love playing and creating with Gelli plates!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Fabulous prize. Thanks for the opportunity. That bag is amazing

    ReplyDelete
  70. OMG! You really know how to cause a thrilling throbbing for a creative heart! Whoever will win that bag is going to be on cloud nine even before christmas :).All these gelli opportunities ... I dare to hope .. *fingers crossed* . Enjoy your holidays! Greeting from pw0personal (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Awesomeness!!! Would love to win!!!

    ReplyDelete
  72. A gift of all gifts... How magical would it be to get lost in the magic of art with these fun and enticing products and supplies... It will truly make someone's Christmas this year, thank you for making this happen and for all your amazing products❤️
    Happy Holidays to each of you at Gelli Arts❤️‼️❤️

    ReplyDelete
  73. I had never seen such a giveaway! Thanks a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  74. The colorful tote just make me feel giddy and happy. You always have such great giveaways and amazing video demos to inspire. Looking forward to busting out some paints and gelli plate tomorrow for some Christmas Craftin'.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Fab giveaway. Love the gelli arts blog. Xx

    ReplyDelete
  76. oh my goodness, I enjoyed this video so much! I want that special hole punch for sure :) The whole time I watched this, I was envisioning teaching my grand-niece how to do this. She's only about to turn 8, but she's an artist with an eye for detail. She's already got her own wonderful stash at my house. I know a comment isn't necessary, so you know I'm not gushing. I've only got one Gelli plate, but I love it. Your new geometrical shapes are on my Wish List for my next purchase. My little niece will love those too. Good video.

    ReplyDelete
  77. This is truly an incredible giveaway - BUT - that tote is freaking awesome!!!!! It's a wonderful prize all by itself!!! Gives me inspiration!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  78. What an amazing and very generous prize package! I can't tell you how excited I would be to find that I was the winner! I would definitely "Squee" with utter delight! I'm not afraid to admit, I want it all! Thanks for the chance to have it all. I truly love the tote!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Great giveaway! Could you explain how you decorated the bag. I would love to make one but not sure how you put your art on the bag. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  80. A dream Christmas gift for a lucky person.Good luck everyone x

    ReplyDelete
  81. This is a wonderful giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky one. Good luck everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  82. This is a wonderful giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky one. Good luck everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  83. This is So Amazing!
    Just look at the generosity!!
    Eye Candy for my plate!!

    ReplyDelete

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for stopping by!
Happy Printing!
Gelli Arts®

You might also like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...