Saturday, 16 January 2016

Tangled Gelli Cereal

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I hope the title doesn’t make you think that I am going to share some disastrous food recipe, lol!
I am still enjoying new crafty goodies and have tried two new techniques which I would like to share with you.
I just got my mini gelli plate(3X5)...oh yes, its so tiny and cute! As you know I get jittery making cards, I kept thinking what could be an alternate use of those gelli prints and then hit upon making a name plague hanging for my studio which is getting painted and all spruced up.
Firstly, I just wanted to play with colors and stencils and experiment making custom prints with the plate. I took out found objects like a comb, corrugated card board and bubble wrap for additional textures.
Here are the lovely prints I got on my first attempt...tiny slabs of handmade prints!
Now it was time to gather supplies for the name plague and I cut out a cereal box to make the base!
 I adhered these gelli panel to the base and made 4 sturdy slabs. I inked the edges with Black soot DI to give a border.
What next??? I wanted something different on the slabs for the alphabets and tried my hand at zentangling!
These few hours of tangling the alphabets got me so engrossed I wished I had more alphabets to do. It was so therapeutic and to add to that coloring them with my new water brush pens was an icing! It was as if the alphabets came to like with all those bright colors, I did manage to do some shading too.
It was an amateurish attempt at tangling and I know I need more practice but the entire experience of doing this piece was so relaxing. I did 4 alphabets, TOFA( To gether for arts)...that’s my brand, blog and page too.
I then fussy cut the alphabets and had them stuck on the panels and went around the alphabet shape with my new PIIT pens from faber castle, to highlight and give dimension.
Then I strung all the panels with a metal chain and for the base, used up beads and a bell to spruce it up. The end result...a bohemian chic!
I loved the total colorful splash of the tangled alphabets against the gelli prints...I purposely dint do too many layers on the prints.
Now I can’t wait for my studio to get painted so I can hand this beauty in a prominent place! I am quite trilled at my maiden attempts at gelli printing and tangling...I urge you all to try it too! It’s quite addictive, don’t blame me for that!
I would like to link this to the following challenges...
Crafty catz- word art
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Something old and new
SOS- Something new
Emerald Creek dares- something new
As you like it ch_ Fav paper or non paper project

Until my next Creative journey,
Happy Crafting and re cycling,


  1. really lovely prints Rupa, especially the blue and the yellow and green with bubble/circles !! the zen-tangled alphas are superb !!

  2. It's lovely Rupa, your first attempts are as awesome as the other beauties you often create. It's lovely.

  3. This recipie is so yummilicious :D it so makes me want to try gelli printing :)
    Beautiful creation as always :) <3

  4. Wow..lovely bright prints n I love the way u have used it...tofa tangling looks very pretty...congratulations for your new craft room

  5. Wow..lovely bright prints n I love the way u have used it...tofa tangling looks very pretty...congratulations for your new craft room

  6. I love your colourful tangling, much nicer than the black and white versions. I'm sure this looks gorgeous hanging in your crafty room.
    Julie x

  7. This is a superb creation and you should be proud, I love it, alot of work but the end result is gorgeous...
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  8. Wow..the doodling on alphabets is Awesome !

  9. Fantastic project Rupa!! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Something New" challenge!

  10. Beautiful as always . Never knew about Gelli printing. Grt to learn something new.

  11. Beautiful as always . Never knew about Gelli printing. Grt to learn something new.

  12. A fabulous selection of art. love your zentangles, so bright and colourful.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Wow - love those prints, and the funky colourful letters - this will be such an inspiration hanging in your craft space!
    Alison x

  14. Zentangle alphabets are super cute..

  15. WOW! So unique! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  16. It looks perky & fun Rupa...I love all of them!! Super creative!

  17. SUUUUUUPER-fab project & such an awesome use of gelli prints! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  18. I love the prints you made your new gelli plate! The colours are fabulous.
    Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

  19. This is so cool!. Thanks for joining us for our Anything New Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  20. Fabulous work with the Gelli plate Rupa! Your colours are just brilliant, so bright and cheery. Love the different designs, great project! hugs :)

  21. This looks like you had fun! What a treat to read this wonderful lost and learn about Gelli prints and tangles. I haven't done either. Your finished panels are Bohemian chic! Fantabulous tangles and the colors make the letters pop! Awesome sauce! Congeats in advance for your newly painted walls! :) ~Niki

  22. So many different techniques, fabulous! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It, hugs Samantha :0)