I've got a quick tutorial for you today on using the Brother ScanNCut to create masks for Gelli Prints! For those of you who have asked about the ease of using the built-in software, hopefuly this tutorial will show you a bit about how easy it is.
Draw your design on a piece of plain white
paper. Don’t worry about overlapping
lines, focus on the general outline.
Load the design into the Brother ScanNCut for
Scan to Cut Data so you can save the design.
Choose the first scanning option – an outline
scan. Be sure to drag the arrows in,
close to the design.
Save the design to the machine.
Load plain white cardstock into the machine for
cutting. You could also use a file
folder or even stencil plastic.
From the home screen, choose Pattern.
Choose Saved Data and then choose your design
from the saved images in the machine.
Scan the paper into the machine.
Select the entire design.
the design so that it fits perfectly on the scanned paper.
the design. Be sure that your blade is
set to the correct depth.
the pieces from the cutting mat. You
want both the positive and the negative of the design.
yellow acrylic paint onto your Gelli Plate with a brayer.
into the paint with the back of a paintbrush or another blunt tool.
a plain piece of paper to the Gelli Plate and rub with your hand in order to
create a print.
Be sure to clean the Gelli Plate afterwards with a piece of scrap paper.
two colors of blue acrylic paint onto your Gelli Plate with a brayer.
the three masks onto the inked plate.
Arrange them in a pleasing manner.
the same piece of paper face down on the plate, rub with your hand, and remove.
red acrylic paint onto your Gelli Plate with a brayer.
the stencil you cut onto the inked plate.
the same piece of paper face down on the plate, rub with your hand, and
Congratulations! You have a wonderful three layer Gelli print!
You can reuse the masks and stencil you’ve
created or incorporate them into a new piece of art!
I've also made a video for you with the same tutorial:
To learn more about Gelli Printing, try my online class "Getting Started with the Gelli Plate." You can buy a ScanNCut online here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Please note that I was compensated by Brother to create this tutorial, but the enthusiasm is all my own!