Gelli plate and drywall tape

Have you been down the drywall aisle at Lowe’s recently and picked yourself up some self adhesive drywall tape? The one with the awesome circles? Cause I have, and I love it!! We were there looking at shelves for my craft room (yay!) and eventually ended up wandering by the drywall tape. I had to get some, it was only $5 and has 100 feet! Happy! Then I thought “would that work on the gelli plate?” (yeah, it’s a full blown obsession. I admit it) and guess what? It works awesome!Β  Let me show you:

Drywall tape 1Drywall tape 2

These two pages were made by applying the tape to a blank page, then layering gelli prints over it. I love the texture and the little circles! The awesome little circles make me really happy!

Art Journal077

This one is the secondary pull of the print above it. How fun is that?! The backing strips of paper from the tape can also be used as stencils, either to add all over dots, or selectively placed highlights. I love using the paper strips to add a little bit of black to the pages, it really brings the page together. And I love dots πŸ™‚

Art Journal076 Art Journal081Art Journal079

Some more fun prints πŸ™‚

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There are many, many more, but I promise not to bore you πŸ™‚ Plus all that scanning and uploading could be time spent making more prints!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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4 Responses to Gelli plate and drywall tape

  1. Great idea! Indefinitely need to get some of that for collaging. Awesome texture.

  2. Bev says:

    Wow – love all your papers! Great hint about the tape.
    I’ve become addicted as well.

    • Thank you! I am having a lot of fun with the drywall tape and my gelli plate, I keep my eyes open for other things that could be used when ever I am in the hardware store πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the comment and stopping by!

  3. Beth Norman says:

    Great work. I think I’ll go buy some drywall tape today. TFS.

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