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Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)

Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)

OH WHAT A KIT!!! I feel like I say that every month, but Tina puts the most amazing products together!!! This project utilizes the delicious Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint (Beach Hut) Stampendous n studio Stamp Set (wired) Clearprint, 6X8 Clear Vellum Field Book & […]

Frog Dog Studios February Kit : a sneak peek:)

Frog Dog Studios February Kit : a sneak peek:)

CREATING THE GELLI PLATE BACKGROUND THE GELLI PLATE CAN BE FOUND AT FROG DOG STUDIOS along with monthly project ideas from the design team! More great project tutorials to come ALL MONTH!  Visit Frog Dog Studios Blog!!

Gelli Plate Printed Zippered Bag

Gelli Plate Printed Zippered Bag

Gelli Plate Printed Zippered Bag

So, I made another zippered bag…I need a lot of practice:)

With this one, I used my Gelli Plate to paint the fabric, once I had my outside pieces cut out.  (Muslin) I added a textile medium to the acrylic paints, and then heat seat them when dry.

The textile medium assures a soft finish, rather than a hard dried paint that can crack.  It is also washable.  I practiced on some scrap pieces of muslin first, trying to decide on the color and basic tools for the design.

The colors and prints are limitless with the Gelli Plate….

Gelli Plate Printed Zippered Bag

Gelli Plate Printed Zippered Bag

Gelli Plate Printed Zippered Bag

If you’d like to see the tutorial I used for this bag you can find it here!

The zipper was a little tricky for me, as a beginner, but I learned a little something each time.

Thanks Anna!!

Monday’s Journal Page

Monday’s Journal Page

Gelli Plates are rather addictive…I really LOVE the way Distress Paint naturally moves on the plate creating pattern before you even “work it.”  I also like using just one color…especially when adding DOODLES:) If you’ve never worked with Distress Paints, I highly recommend them…  


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