Friday, September 20, 2019

Recycle! Print with Packaging Materials by Birgit Koopsen

Hi there, welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!

It’s Birgit here today and I’m back with a new recycle video!
This time I’m using packaging materials.

Unfortunately almost everything we buy in the supermarket is packed, a lot of times, in plastic. That’s a lot of trash we create!  But, when you take the time to look at your waste with different eyes (i.e. the eyes of a gel printer) then you will realize that a lot of this so called trash makes perfect printing tools. This is also great when you are creating on a budget!

In this video I’m showing you 3 different types of packaging; egg cartons, pill strips and cookie trays. Each of them makes beautiful and surprising prints! I am sure you can find many more “waste” items to use in your printing sessions!

So, I am challenging you to look at your trash with gel printer eyes, create something beautiful, share on social media and tag us @gelliarts so we can see what you came up with.

Products used:
Brayer (Speedball)
Acrylic paint (Gelli Arts® and DecoArt)
Packaging material
Heavy copier paper

Thank you so much for visiting!

Happy printing!

-Birgit Koopsen


  1. Exquisite, each and every one! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  2. Great, now I have to go get some cookies....

  3. Fabulous! I use household items all the time but never considered the bottom of cookie trays, etc. Can't wait to make time to play with to search the pantry! Thanks Birgit and Gelli Arts for all the wonderful inspirations!♥

  4. What great prints! Loved the last cookie print! Colors and texture are amazing.

  5. VERY,Very Cool, thanks for the inspiration. x


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