Gelli Printing on 3-D Objects!

Hi friends! I admit, I am a bit obsessed, I am not sure why I am using my Gelli Arts plates so much lately but I am finding them so addicting! I was looking for a way to dress up some packaging today and though hmmmm, “can I Gelli print on that?” Turns out I can!

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Watch the video for lots of fun techniques!

Supplies:
Gelli Arts printing plate 8″x10″ or homemade gelatin plate (recipe below)
Acrylic paint
Soft rubber brayer
Kraft Take out boxes
Kraft Jewelry boxes
Canvas Bags
Other boxes to print on
Other cloth bags to print on
Jewelry Tissue
Deli paper (dry waxed paper)
Other: Stamps, stencils

Directions:
1. Ink printing plate with acrylic paint and a brayer.
2. Press box to plate making sure to make full contact. You can place your hands inside the box to ensure total contact.
3. Clean up excess paint with deli or tissue paper.
4. Add more layers of printing until you are happy with the results.

More info:
Homemade gelatin printing plate recipes: Temporary, Permanent (see recipe in description)
More printmaking tutorials

Thanks to Papermart for sponsoring this tutorial, please check them out for loads of plain packaging to print and stamp on, it is so much fun and you can make a truly unique statement! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Roller Derby & Wedding Favors!

Hello friends! Last night I took my family to watch a bout of roller derby. I really wanted my kids to see strong female athletes giving their all on the track. The girls of Bangor Roller Derby did not disappoint and they won the match against the Poison Pixies of Dover New Hampshire! It was so much fun to watch and cheer for the home team. Even my son thought it was cool and I really wanted my girls to see that there are other “female” sports other than softball and cheer-leading to be involved in.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that my girls play softball and I have nothing against cheering, my girls have done that as well but roller derby is freaking cool, I wish it was around when I was in my twenties!

OK I know you visit my blog for the crafty goodness and not the sports report so today I am going to share the latest addition to my shop. It is a set of SVG die cutting templates to make boxes and paper bows! Don’t worry there are printable PDF versions too. 😉

DCF 1.0

You get a tall box sized to fit 12″x12″ paper, a shorter box sized to fit 8.5″x11″ paper and 2 bows plus labels for the boxes.  6 SVG cutting files in all. When re-sizing in your software be sure to check the “keep proportions” box so the box does not get skewed. The printables are arranged on two 8.5″x11″ sheets. The box can be made larger by cutting the template in half on the alteration line and taping a piece of paper between the two halves. You can make it taller to fit your needs. These boxes would be cute as party favors, wedding table decorations or gift boxes, you can find the kit here.

Puff Box & Paper Bows SVG

Oh and speaking of roller derby, or skating in general you might like this skate card template set as well:

Skate Card SVG

another cool thing about derby is that they skate on quad (old fashioned) low top skakes, i used to work at a roller rink and I still wear my low top speed skates whenever I take the kids out to skate. My kids like the “blades” but hopefully they see the coolness of their mom’s ways…well, maybe not. I hope you are having a great weekend! Til next time happy crafting!

Sarah Paris Style Swap!

The cool thing about being a designer is that you get to meet other awesomely talented designers! When I asked my fellow designers at MyGrafico if anyone would like to do a “Style Swap” Sally from Sarah Paris Style was the first to say “yes!” so I get to play with some of her products and she is using mine to make some fun projects. Here are the first projects I made using her “Celebrate the Season” papers available at MyGrafico:

Paper: Sarah Paris Style, Template: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber stamps: Studio G, Ribbon: American Crafts, JoAnns

How pretty are those papers? I love that they are festive but they don’t commit to any holiday in particular, they would work as well for Christmas as they would for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa {she is one smart cookie to make such versatile papers} These boxes are holding the homemade fudge I will be gifting this year. I used the clipping mask from my 3-D calendar kit to trim the paper (on the computer) before printing it as not to waste ink then all I did was cut, fold and glue. I found a Carnation Old fashioned Fudge kit at the supermarket for $6 and It made enough fudge to fill all 6 of the boxes. I comes with an 8″x8″ pan and if you cut it like this it is perfect:

If you make the fudge in a square pan and cut it like this it fits the boxes perfectly!

Better yet I didn’t even have to make the fudge, hubby did, talk about easy;)

Now be sure to hop over the Sarah Paris Style blog, she will be posting a project made with Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff goodies sometime today and if you want to grab this gorgeous paper you can visit her shop at MyGrafico {it’s where all the cool kids hang out!} I’ll have another project using her cool products tomorrow too, until then happy crafting!