Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Plan: Stamping text on the Gelli Plate

This worked so well, I wanted to share it with the Gelli Printing world. I was originally planning to do this with self adhesive foam letters that you can buy in bulk at Michael's, but I hated the font. Then I found these cork letters for $5, and they worked like a charm.
First I put Velcro on the back of the letters I needed. I'll do the rest as I need them. Then I put the other half of the Velcro sticker on the back of an old Spellbinders packet (I compulsively keep packaging materials).

I lined up my letters, and loaded my Gelli Plate with acrylic paint.
Pressed the letters on the plate, and pulled them off.
Now I had a plan to make the text quite subtle, so I printed pink on pink for my first print, and then I pulled the ghost print on white paper. The first one does not show up all that well because of my color choices.

I also did a blue one blue.
When I was putting things away, I noticed that the Velcro is a bit stronger than the cork, so you have to be careful when removing the letters from the holder. I'm thinking of just using felt instead. Velcro doesn't stick all that well to the felt, but we don't need it all that stuck, and I don't want to break the cork.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Where did you find the cork letters?

  2. you could use those felt self adhesive dots you buy for sticking on the bottoms of chair legs to stop them scratching the floor