Friday 3 April 2020

Journalling with Gelli Plate Prints

Journal Page using Gelli prints

Hi everyone - time for our April challenge at A Vintage Journey hosted by the lovely Julia Aston of Create with Me.

It's Gelli Time!

Yes, get those gel plates out and have a play.  Printing and mark making are unique and somewhat addictive when you start so let us see what you create and how you use it in your project.  Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I love using my Gelli Plate and it's a bit of a go to - when my mojo is lacking! I love to experiment with textures and layers and just seeing what happens. No two prints are ever the same and that is its magic! 

I therefore have alot of prints lying around and decided to see what would happen if I punched some circles and created a montage.

Journal Page using Gelli prints

I punched 2.5, 2, 1.5 and 1inch circles of 5 prints and arranged them on my page - this was a challenge! Once happy I stuck them down and then adding a little extra stamping, doodling and stencilling - including a little on the black background.

Journal Page using Gelli prints

I am sure the girls at AVJ have some great ideas - so do hop over for some inspiration. We would love it if you joined in the challenge.

Stay safe everyone.

Nikki xxxx


  1. What a riot of wonderful colours, patterns and textures Nikki! and they look stunning set against the black. Jennie x

  2. Oh wow - what a brilliant way to use all those prints which result whenever the Gelli plate is out to play! The colours and patterning of each bubble is even more exciting when it's set beside contrasting colours and patterning - and I love the added doodles to give each one a clearly defined edge. The flower silhouettes look fabulous over the top.
    Alison x

  3. Fantastic Nikki . Love how you have used your fabulous gelli prints to create an equally fabulous montaged piece of art. The black backdrop and added extras really bring those prints to life.- so striking !!

    Stay safe and well
    Hugs x

  4. Hi Nikki x I always smile when I visit your blog, Frankieeatsworms x it’s a great name x I hope you are well and I see on Instagram that you are keeping fit during lockdown x Your GP prints are stunning and a great idea to collage them in this way.... love it 🥰

    Take care and huge hugs
    Annie xx


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