Lotte says,  “I worked in batches, with lots of tea in between – once I got going, it was a nice and relaxing pace, definitely a mindfulness exercise, if you're into that kind of thing!”


Stamps Lotte used…

PaperArtsy Eclectica: Ellen Vargo 06; Minis 39, 45 and 48 


Other materials...

Gelli plate and brayer

Smooth white medium weight cardstock

Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paints: Greenish Yellow; Olive Green Light; Gold Ochre; Sky Blue Light

Golden: Gloss Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Ranger Archival ink: Shadow Grey

That's Crafty!: 6 x 6 mask  Lots of Circles

Stencil Girl: 6 x 6 Half Moon Slant

Carabelle Studio: A6 mask Circles

Punchinella waste (for use as stencil)


Step-by-step: Transparent Gelli Printing


1 Squeeze out a small drop of Yellowish Green, and add about twice that amount of acrylic glazing liquid.

2 Brayer paints until they are thin and evenly coating the Gelli plate. Position the stencils on top, making sure there are as few gaps as possible.

3 Take the first print, and leave the stencils in place on the Gelli plate.


4 Remove the stencils from the Gelli plate and take a second print.

5 Follow the steps above with Olive Green Light, Gold Ochre, and Sky Blue Light.

6 With Shadow Grey Archival ink, stamp around the edges of the print for the inside pages, and all over for the front piece.



To finish the project: I used the Gelli printed pages to create a journal! Instructions on how to do this can be found on the Craft Stamper blog on Saturday October 5th.





This project first featured on page 48 of the November 2019 issue of Craft Stamper magazine.