Gelli Print Glass Paperweights

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by Joan Bess, Gelli Arts

Gelli Print Glass Paperweights

We don'’t know about you, but DIY paperweights when we were kids were pretty much just rocks with paint on them. So today we’re tossing those stones in a lake and giving a staple on dad’'s desk a much-needed makeover.

Boy, we hope you're gonna use these homemade paperweights a longggg time! Post a pic of your finished project with the hashtag: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Place the Gelli plate down on a smooth, flat, non-absorbent surface, like a baking sheet. Then spread a thin, even layer of acrylic paint across the plate using your soft rubber brayer.
  • 2
    Create textures and designs with stencils, masks, or texture tools. You can also add several different layers or dimensions to your print if you'’d like. When you'’re done creating textures and designs, place your paper on the paint and gently rub to transfer the paint onto the paper. Remove and clean off any excess paint on your plate with water, baby wipes, or hand sanitizer. Cut the paper to fit glass. Tip: Make sure your print is dry before starting the next step.
  • 3
    Clean the piece of glass with the spritzer, wipes or hand sanitizer. Once clean, make sure the felt is large enough to cover the bottom of the glass. Then trim the felt so that it fits with no overlay. Remove the adhesive back from the piece of felt and lay the felt sticky side up. Remove the protective paper from the mounting board and place your Gelli print face-up onto the sticky side of the felt. Make sure there is a 1/4" ring around the edge of your print, showing 1/4" edge of sticky felt. Trim the felt leaving 1/4’’ edge around your felt.
  • 4
    Place the glass over the print with the image showing through the glass. Press down until all edges of the sticky felt are adhered to the glass.

    Need to see it? Watch the video that's provided near the top of this page.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Gelli Arts 5" x 5" Square Student Gel Printing Plate
  • •Glass with Smooth Bottom that Prints Can Be Adhered To, CPE The New Image Group 9 inch x 12 inch Stick-it Felt Sheet Black, Your Favorite Acrylic Paints & Cardstocks
  • •Stencils, Masks or Other Texture Tools
  • •Baking Sheet, Rubber Brayer, Hand Sanitizer, Baby Wipes or Water Spritzer, Scissors & Paper Towels