Gelli Play Wednesdays 4-20-16

Good morning!

I am sure you all will notice that I am posting Gelli Play Wednesdays on a Friday. We had a little chaos in our household this week. “V” gave us a spectacular bodily function show at 2:00am Tuesday night. Poor thing has the stomach flu. It threw all artsy plans out the window. I am glad to report that she is feeling better and I had a few minutes to myself. So without further ado…

Gelli Play Wednesdays using ink on the Gelli plate.

I have always read that using ink on the gelli plate would stain your plate. Being the rebel I am I decided to try it. And I fricking love it!! I did not use pigment ink so I can’t attest to the results for them. So I am going to give you a list of pros and cons.


  • Easy clean up (just use a baby wipe no matter the stage of printing).
  • Instantly dry!! 
  • You can still achieve multi-colored prints
  • Unlimited possibilities as far as color.


  • The ink beads up on the gelli plate which creates little dots on the print. I didn’t really mind it but some of you may.
  • I had a little trouble pulling a print through stencils. If I stamped through the stencil it was fine. (If that makes any sense)


In regards to the beading of the ink on the plate, I did try using a brayer to both roll the ink onto the gelli plate as well as using the brayer after I applied the ink to the plate. It didn’t make enough of a difference for me to do again. In fact, in my case, it took the ink off and I had to reapply it anyway.

In the end, I loved the ghost prints more than the originals in this case. It was a ton of fun to create these! A whole new door has been opened for me!


Here is the link to the video:

As always, if you like this, comment, share, scream it from the rooftops! 🙂 See you next week (on Wednesday I promise!!)!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Elaine FITCHPATRICK says:

    The prints look textured from the ink beading up. Pretty neat. Haven’t used ink pads with plates yet but will try this soon. Would love to have all the little gelli plate shapes. Currently using ones I cut out of homemade plates which work really well when decorating gift bags, etc. but I like the real ones for on regular papers. Always a wish list. Enjoyed the video.

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  2. Elaine, you are so right! There is always a wish list. 🙂 I have never had the patience to make my own plates. I had to wait for quite awhile to get my first Gelli plate. lol. Thank you for your comment!


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