Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)


I feel like I say that every month, but Tina puts the most amazing products together!!!

This project utilizes the delicious

Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint (Beach Hut)

Stampendous n studio Stamp Set (wired)

Clearprint, 6X8 Clear Vellum Field Book


Prima Marketing Chalk Edger Ink (Pastel Peach)

The Clearprint Vellum Book made me think of Vellum Envelopes right away…

this was where my inspiration for the mini notes with envelopes began:)

I decided to try the Fresco paint on my Gelli Plate.  They are a match made in heaven:)

Squeeze out a small amount of paint, spritz with a little water and roll out on the

Gelli Plate using a brayer.

Lay a stencil down on top of the rolled out paint.  (At the time, I didn’t even realize the Stampendous n studio Stamp Set came with a 6 x 6 circle/dot stencil…same idea as the one used here)

The print you see above to the right, is the image created by laying the Vellum 

page on top of the stencil, on top of the “loaded” Gelli plate.

Not wanting to waste any paint, I flipped the stencil over (paint side down) onto another piece of Vellum and got the print below.

Below, I started the process again….dab of paint, spritz of water, roll with the brayer.

Press the stencil onto the Gelli Plate and then pull off…below is the imprint left.

I really like the transparent look of these Fresco Paints!

Next…Vellum on top.

Below is the print from this.

Again, I took the stencil from the Gelli Plate, and pressed it onto another piece of vellum.

(paint side down)

Below is that print.

So, now that I have some printed vellum ready, I drew the envelope pattern on each.

(a 6 x 6 stencil is the perfect size for this envelope pattern)

You can get the pattern here.

Trace the pattern with a pencil.

Once traced and cut, erase the pencil lines.


& glue the bottom using kraft glue or matte medium. (this is what I used)



For a little more detail, I used the very cool stamp (above) from our kit.

For the card to go inside the envelope, I DID use the circle/dot stencil that came with the

Stampendous n studio Stamp Set

I opened the Prima Marketing Chalk Edger Ink (peach) and stamped right over the stencil onto a piece of white card stock.  Then cut each card to measure “just a hair” over 2 1/2″ square.

I added some details with my Scarlet Lime Pen

Adding a bit more with the card stock cut out and stamped words on white.

On the back of the envelope flap I stamped, using a small section of the “wire circle” in the Stampendous n studio Set.

The texture on top of the peach card stock came from the “wire grid” stamp included in the

Stampendous n studio Set.

More projects to come with the rest of the GREAT products included in our May Kit!!!

Go to Frog Dog Studio and see what our team creates!

It’s a joy to share with you!!


The Crafters Workshop First Ever Design Team

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I am so honored to be included in The Crafters Workshop’s brand new Design Team!  I have been using their wonderful stencils for quite some time, and will find it extremely easy to promote something I already love!!

Stencils are such a wonderful tool for both “old” and new artists alike!  I often have lovely women in my classes who feel intimidated to “create” assuming they did not have enough “talent” due to their lack of drawing skills…Put a stencil in their hands, and the walls come down!!  For my own art, stencils often provide me with inspiration…a jumping off point….especially when I have “artists block, they help me find focus and give me great direction.

Please stop by The Crafters Workshop this month and the months to come to see exciting projects and tutorials from the new team!

Thank you TCW for this wonderful opportunity!!