Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Gelli Arts® & DecoArt Summer of Fun Collaboration

We are excited to partner with DecoArt paint company this month!  Our design teams joined creative forces to come up with some fun projects using Gelli Arts® gel printing plates and DecoArt® Americana Premium!  

Our first project is from Marsha Valk who created this summer fun collage art piece that made her think of summer days in the yard and vacations aboard:

For complete details and see her project come to life click here

Giovanna Zara brings alive a white cotton bag inspired by lovely succulents in her mum's garden!  

Find Giovanna's full details and video here to create your own custom summer time bag!

Bob Pennycook takes us behind his studio for a walk in the forest.  He uses that forest for inspiration for many of his prints and paintings.  We love having such a wonderful fine artist on our team!

This is a five color, multi-layer print that started as a photograph.  You can see his layering process HERE

One symbol of summer is pinwheels, and Kirsten Varga shows how to make colorful pinwheels using double sided monoprinted papers using the 9x12 GelliArts® printing plate.

Kirsten provides awesome step-by-step instructions and video here to create your own!

Catherine Tonning-Popowich brings summer to life with these summer sunsets on canvas crossbody purses and artist canvas board for framing.  

Catherine's project details and video can be viewed here!  Really lovely!

Tania Ahmed brings us Gelli Printed Parchment Paper Flowers!  Recently she has been very flower obsessed, so she is growing them, looking at photos of them, painting them and now trying out making paper versions. She used Gelli Arts Parchment Paper and found it was a good weight to make 3D flowers!  

They are just gorgeous!  Tania created this great video here to share how she makes them!  Absolutely gorgeous!

Jo Lawson transforms a teapot into a gorgeous gel print piece of art.  This is inspired by the dream of future garden tea parties with her daughter!  

So many beautiful details and you can see her creative process here.  

Lucy Brydon creates some summer fun theme prints inspired by the work of Wayne Thiebaud who printed fabulous works of sweets, cakes and ice creams!  

You can view Lucy's step-by-step details and video along with her inspiration here.

Make sure to visit DecoArt's post HERE for their team projects and a fun GIVEAWAY!

Thank you to all the Artists who participated in this collaboration.  Special thanks goes to DecoArt® for partnering with us.  We welcome all the amazing DecoArt® fans to visit and like us on Facebook and Instagram.  You will find lots of project ideas to incorporate all your DecoArt® paints on our Youtube channel!

Now for the fun part!  We are each giving away the paints/plates to create your own project!  


DecoArt® Americana Premium products (9 Acrylics and 6 Mediums) and:

Gelli Arts®: 9 X 12 Plate, Mini Set, Parchment Paper & Printing Tool

Click here to enter the giveaway: Gelli Arts® x Deco Arts® Giveaway


  1. Such wonderful inspiration!

  2. Such a wonderful range of projects! My fav are the cotton bags and purses. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  3. Beautiful Projects and lots of inspiration!

  4. I love my Gelli plates and am always looking for new inspiration.
    Greatly inspired to try these projects!

  5. I absolutely love everything Gelli Arts!!! You've changed my life for the better:by sharing the talents of your lovely artists! Thank you so much for all you do!

  6. so much beautiful projects !!

  7. Thank you for sharing, fabulous inspirational projects, all in a different style! Corinne

  8. Beautiful work - I want to try making flowers!

  9. Lovely projects! Love Giovannas bag.

  10. Fablous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  11. The layered forest gel print, speechless!

  12. I really like the different techniques that were used by the artist. I want to incorporate some of these in my mixed media play.

  13. This looks like so much fun, such a free, open-ended way to express yourself.

  14. Love doing monoprints on the Gellli plates!


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