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Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here!

I am so excited to be able to attend ScrapFest in Richmond Hill, Ontario on behalf of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. Jodi Wilton, my daughter Emily and I will be in the booth promoting the magazine, selling subscriptions and sharing the love of this uniquely Canadian paper crafting magazine! One of my favourite parts of attending shows (in addition to getting to meet all of you) is being able to teach some fun techniques IN PERSON much like we do in each issue of the magazine.  We call the showfloor classes Technique Tasters and at ScrapFest on September 27 I will be offering TWO FREE Tasters to attendees on a first come, first serve basis.  I hope you all take advantage of this and join us at the show!

One of the techniques I will be showcasing is Packing Tape Transfers using the Gelli Plates from Gelli Arts. For those of you unable to attend, here’s how we’ll be doing this.   It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 and so fabulous to create a glossy pattern background!

1- Paint your Gelli with acrylic paints.   That’s right – roll it on, use stencils, doodle with a brush, etc…  Paint it up!  The image you see on top of the Gelli is the image we will pull.


2- Let the paint dry completely on the Gelli Plate and then place some packing tape sticky side down on the plate (overlap the tape if necessary) until it’s covered.


3 – Pull off the tape! Yes, that’s essentially it!  If you let the paint dry completely, all the paint will lift off the Gelli Plate and adhere to the tape!   Mount the tape sticky side down on a piece of foil (that’s what we will be doing in the class) or dust the sticky/back side of the tape with a coloured powder or baby powder to remove any tack left from the pull.



At ScrapFest we will be using the tape pull as a glossy background for a card.

The ScrapFest logo was cut out of some Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock using the Brother ScanNCut machine.

Put glue on the back side of the die cut and place on top of the Gelli transfer.

Mount it on top of a card blank (or your scrapbook page) with 3D Dots! Voila!


Have fun! Just think of the possibilities!!!!

If you are in the Richmond Hill, Ontario area, we hope to see you at ScrapFest Saturday September 27 from 10 – 5.   Come to the Canadian Scrapbooker Booth EARLY to get your free ticket to your Technique Taster!! CLICK HERE for details

See you there!




To See more of Karen’s work visit her blog – The Art House Studio


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  1. Toni L. Marasco Reply

    Love the gelli plates–will definitely try this technique. Thanks for the inspirtaion.

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