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If you are looking for something fresh and different for art, you may love this!  I learned about Gelli Plates about a year ago, and was so inspired that I could barely contain myself.  This is such a fun, creative way to make art without having to be technically perfect!  So really anybody can have success with this.  There is a lot of room for colors, textures, layering, and more.

If you are going to try the Gelli Plate, you will need a brayer like this one. These work really well, they can easily be set down so that they don’t get paint on your workspace, and they clean up easily with soap and water. They feel good in the hand and get the paint spread out really nicely, so you can use just a small amount of paint to get the effect you want.


This video gives you a small taste of how the Gelli Plate works.  There are zillions of videos on youtube that will show you many different ways to use this fun art medium.


We used Gelli Plates in the class I taught to homeschoolers last year, and it was really fun.  It’s fresh and different, and has just a zillion different things you can do with it.  For people that think they don’t have artistic talent, and for those that like a ton of freedom and flexibility while creating, Gelli Plates are a GREAT choice!

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