Thursday, December 27, 2018

Jungle Style Prints with Gelli Arts® by Giovanna Zara

Hello everyone, Giovanna here! Today, I hope to cheer you up a bit from this gloomy weather with a super colorful post. These prints will feature luscious leaves, bright greens and yellows, flamingos, and giraffes all together to create a jungle style theme.

In this video, I apply the technique to heavy cardstock, plain envelopes, and cotton fabric. Enjoy!



On White Heavy Cardstock:




Put some drops of acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® 6"x6" gel printing plate. I used Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint in Freshwater, Deep Jungle, Kiwi, and Sunbeam colors.


Spread the paint evenly with a brayer.


Lay the stencil on the plate.


Press lightly with a sheet of white cardstock.


Repeat until you fill the whole piece of cardstock.


Clean the plate with parchment paper, which makes a perfect background for other craft projects. Now you can turn your heavy cardstock into cards.


On White Envelopes:


Figure out where the addresses go and mask them with scraps of paper.


Put some drops of acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® 6"x6" gel printing plate. Here I use Sunbeam, Freshwater, and Kiwi.


Spread the paint evenly with a brayer.


Lay the stencil on the plate.


Press lightly with a white envelope.


Repeat until you fill the whole envelope.


Peel off the masks. Now you have a printed envelope to go with your cards!


On White Cotton Fabric: 

What about a rainbow jungle style?






If you’re going to wash your fabric, first mix your acrylic paints with a fabric painting medium in a palette.


Put some large drops of acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® 6"x6" gel printing plate. Here I use Freshwater, Mixed Berries, Sunbeam, Kiwi, and Tiger Lily.


Spread the paint evenly with a brayer.


Lay the stencil on the plate.


Lay the fabric down and press firmly.


Lift the fabric. Clean the leftover paint with a piece of parchment paper.


Repeat until you fill the whole piece of fabric. Now you can turn your printed fabric into anything you want, such as a pencil case!


We can't wait to see your jungle style prints!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Giovanna



Materials:

-Gelli Arts® 6"x6" gel printing plate
-Gelli Arts® 4” roller
-Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint Set - Bright Colors
-Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint Set - Classic Colors
-Gelli Arts® Parchment Paper
-White heavy cardstock
-White envelopes
-White cotton fabric
-Stencils
-Fabric Painting Medium

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Philadelphia, PA All rights reserved.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Giovanna,
    Loved your video! Could you tell us what stencils you used?
    Thanks!

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  2. Thank you for this delightful tutorial. Could you give me a hint, please, as to what exactly the stencils shown are called, and where I can buy them? I am not generally a stencil user, but these two are especially pretty. Thanks a lot in advance for your reply.

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  3. Wow!!! Amazing works, Gio!! Wonderful jungle style projects! The pencil case and the envelope catches my eyes!!
    Love how you used your own fabulous stencils!!! :D
    Well done!

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  4. Thank you for your lovely comments, the two stencils I used in the video are designed by me and you can find them on my Etsy shop https://etsy.com/shop/GiogioCraftShop . Hope it helps :-)

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  5. I’m also interested in this stencil....... lovely design!

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  6. Lovely vibrant projects...I have the stencil already so I can give the jungle look a try! xxx

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  7. Wonderful Giò! You are a very interesting artist!

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