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Haunted House Gelli Arts® Prints

Posted on June 18 2018

Gelli Arts® Mini Hexagon Printing Plate

Haunted House Gelli Arts® Prints

 Hi there! It’s Marsha back again with a couple of haunted print ideas for Halloween!

As you probably know, whenever there is paint left on the Gelli® Plate after a first print, you are in for a treat: you get to pull a second, GHOST print! 
For these prints I was lucky enough to play with the brand new Gelli Arts® Mini Printing Plate Kits!
There are two new mini kits: one features the 3” round mini plate while the other kit features a 3” hexagon mini plate.

 Each kit comes with a round storage case, which is not only handy to store the mini printing plate in, but it also doubles as a stamping block! Both kits also come with a super fun new texture tool and a piece of punchinella.

 Step 1:

 Use the mini kit to stamp a hexagon pattern on a white sheet of paper.

I used Ranger Distress Ink to stamp with. Distress Ink is a water-based dye ink and it beads up on the Mini Printing Plate. This creates a cool stamped image with a stippled effect.
Add the ink to the mini printing plate, make marks in the ink with the texture tool and stamp. Or add ink and stamp through the punchinella.


Leftover ink on the punchinella adds even more interest to the stamped images.
Don’t ink up the Mini Printing Plate after each stamped image, but see how many interesting ghost images and colour variations you can create after the initial ink up.
Watch the video to get a better look at how I created the background!
Step 2:

 Create a couple of spooky masks. I drew the silhouettes of a house, bats and a couple of ghosts onto card-stock.

The drawings don’t need to be detailed, but it is fun to add a couple of openings like windows, doors, eye sockets or mouths in each of the masks.
Cut the masks.

 Step 3:

Add a layer of paint to a Gelli® Plate of your choice.

 Arrange the masks on top of the paint and pull a print onto the hexagon patterned paper.

Remove the masks, but leave the remaining paint on the plate.

 Step 4: 

 Add a layer of white (or another light paint colour) on top of the remaining paint on the plate.
Pull a second, ghost print onto black (or dark coloured) paper.

 Step 5:

 Repeat as often as you want!

Step 6:
Add details to your spookiest prints. Use pens, coloured pencils, stencilling or stamping!

You can add (blood) splatter by tapping onto a (red) paint marker.

Don’t forget your paint covered masks: they can be awesome distressed collage elements.

 Step 7:

Frame the prints to add to your Halloween decor or use this technique to create unique and personal party invites! 
Gelli Arts
8” x 10” Gelli Art Printing Plate


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