garden tea party prints

Gelli Arts® Artists Tutorial

in collaboration with DecoArts

INSPIRATION

watch this #finnabair teapot transform into a gorgeous gel print piece of art. inspired by dreams of future garden tea parties with my daughter, this teapot is for her.  this project includes so many fun techniques and ideas for your gel prints!

special shout out to fellow Gelli Arts® Artist, @sara_ferret and the ladies over @teabagpartyclub for their ever-inspiring #teabagart !!!

TECHNIQUE

  1. brew yourself a few cups of tea and save the tea bags. empty the loose tea (i just cut the bottom) and dry them out completely.
  2. while you are enjoying your tea, create a few garden prints using parchment paper, your gel plate, DecoArt acrylic paints, and this beautiful stencil from Stencil Girl Products.
  3. paint the teapot, box, or journal white in places that will not be covered by gel prints.
  4. use modpodge to adhere the parchment paper prints to the teapot.
  5. while that drys, find your Lavinia stamps and decorate your teabags and prints.
  6. sew your teabags back together, be sure to include some of your left over print scraps. i made mine into little tucks for the tea labels.
  7. cut and create a few super simple paper flowers to adorn the outside of your teapot, box, or journal.
  8. EMBELLISH! glue everything on (use tacky glue, hot glue, E6000) and throw in a few feathers!

i even had a special mad hatter join the tea party!

CREATION

MATERIALS

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  • Gelli Arts® 4” Roller
  • 8”x 10” Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate
  • magazine pages
  • acrylic paints (decoart americana premium)
  • metallic paint (dina wakely media used here)
  • “wildflower and grasses” stencil (stencil girl products)
  • Lavinia stamps
  • black ink (versafine and stazon)
  • spoon for burnishing
  • matte medium or modge podge
  • scissors
  • cosmic shimmer gilding flakes (creative expressions)

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