I was so excited to see that the geniuses at Gelli Arts created mini Gelli plates which can be used as stamps!! Yes, stamps! I used them to create round sticker labels for happy mail and mixed media projects. Here are a few pics of my process. Sorry my images are a bit blurry…they are stills from my process video.
I use an old CD jewel case as my block to place the Gelli mini plates on.
I used Golden Fluid Acrylics for my labels, as the labels dry a bit smoother than when you use regular acrylics. You can also just add some water to regular acrylics to thin them out a bit. Roll your paint onto the Gelli plate using a brayer. It can be a thin layer, not much paint is needed.
I stamped stars into the plate using my new hand carved stamps from byhoneysuckle on Etsy. The stamp will remove some of the paint from the plate, leaving impressions in your paint.
I stamped on the label sheet using the Gelli plate, watching for the perforations of the circle labels.
I used the stamp twice, to use up the left over paint, to create a ghost print, in a different area.
After alternating between my circle and triangle Gelli plates, I had a hodge podge of paint all over the label sheet. It does not really matter about placement…they turn out great no matter what you do. I love that!!
Using my new hand carved stamps, I added some stamps using StazOn ink pads.
After peeling off the excess label paper, leaving just the circle labels, I used my Uniball Signo pens in black and white, to add some little scribbles and doodles for interest.
And there you have it. Painted circle labels for use in all of your projects!!
Here is my process video, if you would like to watch me!! MY YOUTUBE VIDEO