Using my Gelli Arts Print Papers

It is no secret that I love my Gelli Arts Printing plate.  I am always telling people how I love my Gelli Plate and I get asked all the time what I do with all the Gelli Print Papers I make.

I will admit that I do make a lot of prints and not just on paper (but I am saving that for another post).  So I thought I would show you another project I made with some of the prints.

Here is a little accordion book filled with prints, stamps and quotes.

Gelli Arts Prints

Open view of accordion book

Stencils used are from Crafters Workshop and the Stamps are from Dina Wakley, Wendy Vecchi, Tim Holtz and Stampotique.

Gelli Arts Gelli Print accordion Book

Interior Pages


Gelli Arts Gelli Prints book

More Pages


Gelli Arts Gelli Print

Interior Pages

Gelli Arts prints accordion book

Lil Monster Close Up

I love this Monster stamp by Stampotique.

I stamped him on a Vellum Gelli Print,and cut him out, no extra coloring was needed.

Close Up

Close Up

This is a close up of my favorite print. There are so many layers in this print and  I am kicking myself that I did not scan it first as I think it would make a fabulous background paper. Oh well, live and learn.

Recently one of my friends saw me making prints and was not impressed, she thought they were “ugly” but when I showed her what could be made with them she got it.

I love to make these little books filled with Quotes, they make nice little gifts that can cheer up someone’s day.




Teaching on a Cruise Ship

I taught Mixed Media classes on a cruise ship last year with Cheryl Mezzetti and I had so much fun I decided to teach on a cruise ship again.
So I am excited to announce that you can find me on

March 1 – 6, 2014

aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas

a 5-Night Mixed Media Cruise to the Western Caribbean


Cruise Liberty of the Seas Royal Caribbean

Liberty of the Seas

leaving from Fort Lauderdale.


4 Different Mixed Media / Art Journaling Classes
we are limiting class participation to 32 crafters.
Update:  October 21, 2013
There are only 3 crafting spots left!!!
The Art Studio will be open 24 hours a day so you can play whenever you want
We will also have an on board store featuring the latest Mixed Media Supplies.
If you are interested only in cropping and not the classes we will have a special option just for you.  Call Everything Scrapbook & Stamps for more details on 561 432-5201.

 What to expect

The ship is sailing to Belize City, Belize & Cozumel, Mexico Share a high five with Shrek as part of the DreamWorks® Experience.  Put on your boogie shoes for hit Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.Liberty of the Seas has a FlowRider® surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, and much more.

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I am busy planning all completely new classes.

I am literally exploding with ideas

It is going to be so much fun, I hope you can join me.

I have been gone

from this blog for a while, it seems like a very very long time but in reality is about 6 weeks.   Trying to catch up from my buying trip to Las Vegas and the recent guest teachers we have had, along with designing new classes and remodeling the store has really whittled down the time I have had available to manage this blog and make Art. I miss it. . .

In the few minutes I had spare I have managed to have some fun with my Gelli Plate making some more prints and using some of the papers to make a couple of mini books.

I love Gelli Plate Printing, I am obsessed

Here are some images of what I have been up to

Some recent prints

Gelli Prints

Gelli Prints

I used the 6×6 Gelli plate and decided to fold three of the prints in half.  Using a simple pamphlet stitch with hemp to bind the book.  I then stamped various images and added some quotes to complete this little book.

Here is a look at the cover.

I love this quote stamp by Tim Holtz

Gelli Prints

Gelli Print Book Cover


Here is one of the interior pages

Interior Pages

Interior Pages

The heart shapes are punched from another Gelli Print

Interior Pages

Interior Pages

I stamped this mushroom image and then colored with pencils, adding a quote I made on my label printer.  I used Gel medium to glue the sticker down.

Center of book

Center Pages

Center Pages

Brush and Pencil stamps are by Impression Obsession

Mini Book

Mini Book

Here is another view of the book

 and here are some playing cards I am altering using the Gelli Plate

Playing Cards

Playing Cards


I hope all the images have made up for the long time between posts.

I think I am back on track time wise so will post again soon,

until then go make something !

Cruising to the Caribbean

As a child I was fortunate enough to travel to a lot of wonderful places and countries.  I love traveling and seeing new cultures, tasting new foods and sightseeing.

Then I bought a store and traveling for me, apart from trade shows, ceased.

So I jumped on the chance to teach on a Mixed Media Cruise last year.  Cheryl Mezzetti asked me to co-teach with her aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. We traveled to St. Thomas. St. Marteen, and Coco Cay in the Bahama’s.  We also had three days at sea, which is when we taught classes.

The first class I taught was an Art Journal that could be used as a photo album, travel journal or technique journal.  There were different techniques used on each page.  Unfortunately I still have to complete the interior of my own album with the souvenir’s I collected.


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I am so excited and honored

today Ranger Ink (one of my favorite companies) featured my project on their blog.  I made a mini book for my Dad for Father’s Day.  I used Claudine Hellmuths Multi Medium to transfer an image of the town where I was born onto watercolor paper.  It worked fabulously!  Here is the link to the project:  


This is the photo image transfer page that you see through the cover of the book. It is from Birmingham, England the town I was born in.


This is a a photo of Dad and Me, I have a photo transfer of London in the background.  Accents are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line


the tutorial is up on the Ranger site if you want step by step directions.

I am so honored to be on their blog!  Thanks Ranger Ink.