I have told you of my longing for a Gelli Plate. Well, a little bird tells me Santa is bringing me one today. But what good is a fabulous Gelli plate if you have no stencils?! So, here is a simple project to fix that.
I can’t take credit for thinking this up. I have seen it several places. But, finally decided to try it myself. It was way easier than I thought it would be. I hope this inspires you to try it too.
The picture takes you through the process pretty well but I will do a short narrative too.
You need a piece of durable plastic. What I used was the plastic dividers for a three ring binder. They come in packs of 8-12 and we’re all less than $10. I included the two different packages I found in the pictures.
I drew directly on the dividers with a sharpie marker. Once it was dry, it was permanent. If you rub it before it is dry, it will smear.
The face was the most complex image I did. For it, I drew a face on paper, put it under the divider, and then marked on the divider just the cuts I wanted to make. Doing it this way, I could get my image and also be sure to leave my stencil connected enough to be strong.
For the circles and checkerboard, I cut an X in the center of the sections I was going to cut out and then used my fussy cut scissors to cut them out.
If you accidentally cut something you didn’t mean to, and I did, just cover the cut with clear packing tape and cut out the packing tape same as the plastic divider.
You can make whatever you can dream up.