In a few days, I will be holding my first Gelli printmaking workshop. I'm calling it Gelicious because, as most of you know, Gelli printing is truly a delicious activity! One of our activities will be to make a fun little flag banner using rice paper. I've already sewn a little packet of flags for each student.
Here's the how-to if you'd like to give it a try at home. (Of course, I'd much rather show you in person!)
Supplies you'll need:
- Rice paper (you can buy it in rolls at Hobby Lobby)
- Sewing machine
- Gelli printing plate
- Acrylic paints
- Glue Stick
- Twine or other stiff ribbon
Step 2: Cut the long sheet in half lengthwise. Don't worry if it is not perfect. (As you can see from my cut, I'm an eye-baller, no ruler necessary!)
Step 3: Fold over about one inch along the long edge of the sheet.
Step 4: Sew the flap down staying close to raw edge. You want to create a pocket about 1/2 inch deep.
Step 5: Cut the long sheet into rectangles. Don't worry about cutting through the seams.
Step 6: Use your Gelli plate to create some beautiful prints. Then choose a phrase and stamp it out onto small strips of rice paper.
Step 7: Glue the message onto each flag with a glue stick.
Step 8: String it up!
Once I finished the flag banner, I decided to go back and trim the bottom edges to create fun accents.
My message to my students and to you, my bloggy friends:
How thankful I am we are here together!