Thursday, February 6, 2020

Gelli Arts® Valentine's Cards with the Printmaking Starter Kit by Marsha Valk



Hi there! It's Marsha here today sharing Valentine's cards and tags!

Plus- read to the end to learn how you can enter to win our Valentine's Day giveaway!

The Gelli Arts® Printmaking Starter Kit won the Creative Impulse Award for Creative Kit of 2020 at Creativeworld in Frankfurt.


It's one of three new kits we offer that include everything you need to create a fun gel printing project.

Each one comes with full instructions, so they make great starter kits for anyone new to gel printing.



The Printmaking Starter Kit has full instructions to gel print on the tags included in the kit. However, the tags can also act as a super cool texture tool!

Watch me create a bunch of Valentine's cards with the contents of The Printmaking Starter Kit, and i'll show you exactly what I mean!


I chose to work with a Valentine's themed colour palette instead of using the paints included in the Kit.

The paint in the kit is more than enough to gel print tags as well as notecards though, and i'm saving it for another project!


Parchment paper is a thin translucent paper that you can use to blot excess paint from your Gelli® plate.

I like to use it to cut temporary stencils and masks. It's also perfect collage material, so don't just throw it away: use it to gel print on, and then paste it onto your artworks!




Please share what you've made with the Printmaker Starting Kit on Instagram using #gelliarts and @GelliArts - we love seeing your creations!

Happy printing!

-Marsha

Materials:
Gelli Arts® Printmaking Starter Kit

Other:
String
Scissors
Permanent Pen
Acrylic Paint (I used Liquitex)
Folded Notecards (4.5")
Repositionable adhesive dot roller

Optional:
Sari Ribbon (Sara's Saris by Sara Ferret)


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Giveaway time! 

We are giving away a Printmaking Starter Kit + red and white acrylic paint to one lucky winner!

To enter: leave a comment on this blog post and we will randomly draw a winnerDeadline is Monday, February 10, 2020 11:59PM ET. Good luck!



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119 comments:

  1. I would love to win the starter kit. I have a gelli plate but never used it yet. I've been following all the tutorials on YouTube but need the courage to dive in.

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    1. Go for it. It is just paint and paper and so much fun. You will wonder why you waited so long.

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    2. But be warned.... it is addictive! Soon you'll have a house full of beautiful papers.

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  2. Such fun! I love card making, and have been making Valentine's Day cards. The stencil with all the little hearts was a great idea, easy to make and added to your cards. Thank you.

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  3. I'm always impressed by the ease and fun of creating something so beautiful like Marsha's Valentine's Day cards.

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  4. I love all the things you can do with the gelli plate, so far I have only used it with fabric since I am a quilter.

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  5. I'm just learning about using a gelli plate but ALWAYS love working on new projects with my grandchildren. I would LOVE to win this starter to share with them.

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  6. I would love to win this , it looks like such fun to use!

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  7. gelliArt print making is such a great technique for Valentines. I enjoyed your blog post.

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  8. Having fun making some Valentine cards this week! These are great samples. I love the idea of using stencils with the Gelli plate!

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  9. I love anything Valentine-theme and these prints are super cute and pretty!

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  10. Love these designs, perfect for Valentine's day. Will definitely be using these techniques for cardmaking

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  11. I am a printmaker and workshop teacher and just started doing some gel printing. I can make some great backgrounds for my prints and it makes a wonderful class for beginners.

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  12. Looks like a fun technique to create Valentine's cards for my friends!

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  13. Great tutorial! Especially love the impression made by the two tags tied together!

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  14. Loving the tutorials, thank you! Planning on making Valentine's cards this weekend.

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  15. Great inspirational ideas. Thanks so much!

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  16. I loved this. Looks doable and will do!

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  17. love these ideas and would love to win!

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  18. I love using the gelli plate! But I run out of ideas on what to use the finished papers for - hahaha! Thank you for a chance to win this beginners kit!

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  19. I love valentines - was my fav holiday at school!!!

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  20. I love my Gelli Plates! This new kit is great.....I would love to win it!

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  21. I love my Gelli Plates.....this new kit would be a wonderful addition to my collection!!!!! Pick me!

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  22. I am a Gelli addict! Love playing with them. Thanks for all of your great ideas.

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  23. I am a Gelli plate printing addict. Love all of your great ideas! Keep'em coming.

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  24. I love the idea of using the parchment paper for stencils. I will have to do that the next time I print with my students. I think I will now be making cards for myself!!

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  25. I know some kids who would love gelli printing and this is the perfect way to start them off. I have plates to share but this way I could send them home with one of their own. Please!!!!

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  26. Would be great to use
    to make some prints to
    hang in my craft show
    booth!
    Carla from Utah

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  27. Loved the textures on the cards.

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  28. Love the matching tags to go with the Valentines :D So fun and creative.

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  29. I love using my Gelli plate and seeing other ideas to use it. Thanks!

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  30. I am a Middle School Art teacher and would love to use this kit for a community gathering we are having to bring families to school for educational and fun activities. I have art sessions for the gathering and think Valentine's cards would be perfect! We would then use the kit for my Art classes!!!

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  31. Love, love, Love gelli printing. I would like to give this kit a try as it may be an easier sell to a beginner!

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  32. Great new things for me here. Love the idea of using parchment paper - terrif for baking and, now! multipurpose. :) Love, Love the string and paper reinforcement heart. So cool. Thx for sharing! Enter me, please!

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  33. A starter kit would be wonderful to kick start me into using my Gelli plate. I have watched many videos and am in awe of how people use them!!

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  34. I really liked the various textures used, especially the one made by the two tags. I can't wait to try using some of these ideas on my projects.
    Thanks,
    LucyLee

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  35. Wow! Thanks for presenting this video at this time! Great inspiration for making Valentine cards! (Also, I think the video is the perfect length! Thanks for that!)

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  36. I love your card making ideas! So creative.

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  37. Marsha! These cards are adorable and you make them look so easy to make! Thanks for a chance to win this Starter Kit!!!

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  38. I would love to win the starter kit & try these great ideas.

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  39. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for the inspiring video tutorial!

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  40. I really would love a starter kit as I have never tried this but like the results.

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  41. I haven't had my gelli plate out in a while, but I can see that I need to make some Valentine cards. These are really pretty!

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  42. I'm hooked on Gelli printing, but mine is old and large. I make too much mess trying to print cards. Would love a small one, it would make life so much easier.

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  43. Thank you for the parchment paper tip for cleaning the plate! Can't wait to try this. The video inspired me!

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  44. �� LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE ��Gelliplate printing �� I use temporary stencils too. I make them out of paper, left over packaging cellophane and any textures I find around my house. Cardboard with string glued on make interesting marks too��

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  45. I love the gelli plate. I use it in my art program for adults with disabilities, love all the great ideas.

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  46. Love your cards, and the techniques could be used for other projects too.

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  47. Love, love, love! Can't wait to try. (Looks like even my ex will be getting a V Day card from me!)

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  48. Lovely! Parchment paper is a great idea.

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  49. Great project for Valentines! Thank you for the opportunity to win this kit.

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  50. Thank you for this tutorial and the inspiration ❤️

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  51. I would love to incorporate this into my art arsenal

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  52. I would love to make my own gift wrapping paper with this starter kit.

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  53. Such neat ideas. Love all your designs. Thanks for the chance to win. That would be amazing!! Hugs

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  54. Would love to win this fab kit...great tutorial and the video's are always a fab idea to help with the creative process.

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  55. So much love! Wonderful 💕. Love to try this and love the giveaway!!

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  56. I just made some cards yesterday and would love to add to my skills.

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  57. I'm a beginner and you make things look really easy. Thank you for sharing!

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  58. What fun! I'd love to play, too, so please add me to the giveaway list.

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  59. I just got a Gelli plate to make Valentines with. Love this video. I can’t wait to try these!

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  60. Interesting blog. Would love to win the starter kit and follow your instructions.

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  61. Yay! A give-away! Sign me up! Thanks

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  62. these are just beautiful!! It's my favorite holiday;) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  63. This inspired me t ogo make some valentines!

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  64. What fun ideas! I think I might try to do some of these with my kids who love to make valentines.

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  65. I love getting these videos. They are always a great source of inspiration.

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  66. Beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  67. I would love to win a gelling plate starter kit, the valentine tags are a great idea!

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  68. Recent addiction with monoprinting etc..... Gelli Arts definately the culprit!!!! More and more to explore...... Can't wait...

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  69. Love the Valentine's that you created! So cute! Can't wait to start printing some!

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  70. I love this and would live to win!! I am trying to introduce myself to new mediums and new processes. Looking forward to reading your blogs and some new learnings. I am having fun with the stencils I purchased recently.

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  71. I’m new to Gelli printing and I’m having so much fun so far. I’m still learning and your tutorials and posts are a source of great inspiration! Thank you!

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  72. I love the versatility of this technique--how everything you use to make the print can then be used in another project.

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  73. Fabulous inspiration as always. Love my gelli plate.

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  74. These are amazing - so many textures, which is one of the reasons I love Gelli printing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. This looks so fun! Thanks!❤️❤️❤️

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  76. This looks like so much fun! I would love to try this with my art club or even my on kiddos. Too cool!

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  77. Would love the opportunity to get creative with the printmaking starter kit.

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  78. So simple, yet so beautiful! These would be cute framed together for a sweet wall hanging. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  79. Each time I learn something new!!! Thank you!!!

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  80. Love the idea using tags! Creates such a great effect and a gorgeous Valentine’s card!! TFS!

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  81. Pick me!!pick me!!pick me!!Happy Valentine’s Day !!!

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  82. This looks like a wonderful little kit to get started with gelli printing -- or to get re-started.

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  83. So simple yet so striking. Great tutorial. Thank you.

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  84. So much fun! I have to make some valentines. :)

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  85. Awesome Valentine cards! I love watching the Gelli Art videos.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  86. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I would love to try this!

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  87. I would love this kit to help make unique mixed media cards and for my art journaling. What beautiful techniques. Love it. ❤️❤️

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  88. I would love to win a starter kit, I’m always learning and these cards are such beautiful Project xx kaz xx

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  89. Great video—love the use of tags,

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  90. When I see your posts I always think “why didn’t I think of that?” I do appreciate your inspiration.

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  91. My therapist wants me to make a Valentine to myself, so I will try this!

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  92. Beautiful Valentine cards, so may ideas. It would be great to win the started kit.

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  93. What a perfect shape Gelli plate for cardmakers! Thanks for the inspiration. 🥰

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  94. Great tutorial and really cute results! I’m a bigger, so it’s nice to see demonstrations that don’t intimidate! Thank you!

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  95. These cards are so adorable. Love them all. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  96. Can’t wait to try a starter kit!

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  97. Would love to experiment with this!

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  98. Brilliant ideas, never thought to use parchment before and the tags look amazing xx

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  99. This looks like so much fun! I would love to try it!

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  100. So inspirational and it looks so do-able so need to give it a try too.
    And thanks for the giveaway, would love to make a chance to win.

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  101. How awesome. I am currently teaching a printmaking lesson to my middle schoolers. I haven’t ever done gel printing, this would be so fun to show kids how to overlap and layer.

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  102. Working with the gel plate is so addicting and I appreciate having more inspiration and ideas to start back up playing again! The heart cards are just in time for Valentine's day.

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  103. I recently ❤❤❤❤ discovered Gel printing and I can't stop. It is the best art medium I have ever used. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I would be so inspired if you held art contests with creative prompts! 🎪

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  104. Thank you for the chance to win such a cute gel plate, i love the size! I would love ti win this!

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  105. Yay, I love the idea of making some neat valentines card with the gelli plates.

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  106. I'd love to learn this process, it looks so fun.

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  107. I'd love to learn this process, it looks so fun.

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  108. So mesmerised by these Gelli prints.
    Such a satisfying way to make prints x

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  109. Love the unlimited amount of options that you could create using the Gelli prints x

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  110. So much fun playing with the gel plate!

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  111. Beautiful Marsha, especially the first one!

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