Saturday, January 16, 2016

Badges made with Gelli prints

A few weeks ago I joined the Gelli printing trend.  I know I am like five years late to the party.  I wasn't sure I really needed one.  I did.  You do too.
These are a couple of the prints I made on my first day.  It is so stinking easy to do.  You slap on paint and layer on stencils.  Boom-art! I had a blast.  I even got my six year old daughter pulling prints.  
So now I have this huge stack of prints and they are just hanging out.  What do I do with them? I made some fun and funky postcards(I will share those a bit later as I am sending some out for swaps). 

I also had these awesome black and white stickers from Flow magazine.  I decided to color in the stickers using my Distress Markers and stamp on them a bit with a Finnabair stamp set.  
Once these were colored in I realized they would look awesome on my Gelli prints.   I had a bunch of leftover pieces that I punched into circles and I started layering. 
I added some extra details using a black pen and a white pen. The words are Chit Chat from Tim Holtz.  
They look pretty cool on their own.  I took them down and had color copies made so I can play with them even more. 
I poured resin on some of them to make magnets or maybe necklace pendants.  
The rest I have been turning into badges. 

All of the ones above are pins.  I added extra touches on them like silver leaves, millefiori flowers, resin flowers, and crowns.  Some just have ribbon danglers, but others have some beads as well.  

These two are magnets.  All of the circles are printed on cardstock and mounted on a heavy mat board for extra support.  

I love how well the Gelli prints copied.  I can make a bunch and still keep my originals. 

How do you use your Gelli prints?

I am entering these into: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Stencils 


  1. Wow Jessica! You are one cool, creative chick! These are fabulous!!

  2. These are amazing! I, too, am about 5 years late to the gelli plate - but that is why we keep on crafting, too many things to make,,too little time! Thanks for sharing, I will have to pull mine out

  3. I have never heard of Belli pens, but you have definitely wetted my curiosity. I love the way your your necklace turned out. I have resin here, but have never used it. Lost the directions. The pins and the magnets are so cute. You are so creative. Now I am going to look into the Gelli pens. You say I need some.LOL

  4. What a wonderfully creative way to use your Gelli prints - the badges look amazing covered in the resin!

    Thank you for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Just wondering, is the Gelli plate your 'new' item? Anne DT xx

    1. Hi Anne, My gelli plate is my new item. These are truly my first prints I ever pulled!

    2. Thanks Jess, you did a great job!

  5. Wow! What a brilliant way to use your Gelli prints!) It's definitely a good idea to copy your favourite prints too! A great project and I am so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  6. These are fantastic Jessica...they are such a cool idea and I LOVE them! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  7. Fantastic project. Thank you for joining us at TioT ♥

  8. Well this are a breath of fresh air. I have never seen anything like this marvelous creations! I do not have a Gelli plate but you are making me think about getting one. So many wonderous colors and buts in these! Fantabukous magnets and badges. I can see this being a fun project! Awesome sauce use of your new Gelli plate!

    Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New@ challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

  9. A fabulous project, thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  10. Wow Jess, I have been on the fence about the Gelli plate system, but having seem your wonderful work today, I might be picking up one very soon!! I love the original patterns you achieved and I also love what you did with them, so creative!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  11. Woo Hoo! So glad to see you here and I LOVE the button badges. AWESOME!!

  12. Now these are fun! I love that you made them into a button like this. I have no idea what the heck a Gelli thingy is but you make it look cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge Blog. Cheers, Nicole

  13. Jess.text me about this. Mine has been sitting unopened for a year. Silly old time crunch.

  14. These are fabulous and I love how you have used those images!!!! I have been hoarding them too but haven't had a lightbulb moment with them yet. Your badges are sooo adorable! LOVE them!

    Claudia x


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