Do scrapbooking and Gelli Plate printing go together?

Ow, hi there!

Today was a very good day.  I had a playdate with my artsy friends Els and Inge. We started out by trying to scrapbook. I say trying, because it was a while ago we three did scrapbook.  And like most of things, it takes some time to get your groove back. My routine looks like this:

  • I stare at paper,
  • move it around a bit,
  • stare at my pictures
  • talk about one hundred different things..
  • then I finally make up my mind, I cut the first paper and things start to happen.

We were talking about Gelli plates all of a sudden. Because I didn’t exactly know what to do with the page I was putting together.  Els asked me: “why don’t you try out the technique we are talking about?”  And so I decided to take out the Gelli plate and make my first ‘Gelli transfer film’ tapies.  This video from the Gelli Arts channel tells you basically how it works.

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This is how my first try ended up.  Of course, the virus spread really fast around the table, as you can imagine.

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Here’s Els, giving it a pull 😉

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Is it dry enough already?  Patience, girls, patience!

Inge used the Gelli Plate to do a background directly on her first page. She later did one with tapes too.

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And this is us, showing of our layouts:

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Els’ gorgeous en precious son Stef, stealing the show.  But there is tape under there too you know.

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Even the rising of your bread can be a good subject for a layout… Especially when you put it in your greenhouse to rise! This is Inges page.

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And this one is mine.  I finally am finished with scrapbooking our first day in Paris of a two day stay.  Think my album is half filled already!

I’ll sign off today with a close up picture:

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So do I think scrapbooking and Gelli Plating go together?  YES I DO. Why?

  1. Because it just does.
  2. It is super fun to do: printing is fun, and scrapbooking is fun too, so double the fun!
  3. It’s a nice technique you can use for all kinds of crafts really, and you don’t have to own heaps of stuff to create it.
  4. Even happy accidents look beautiful: the word on the photo above was meant to be stamped in paint, but the first layer came off and so i had a ghost image. You can’t really see it in the picture, but the Perfect Pearls underneath make it really shiny.

I hope this blogpost sheds some light on how you can combine your scrapbooking with something ‘mixed media’ en ‘journaling’.  Have fun with it!

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