It seems to be the trend right now, to create organic stencil patterns for your Gelli plate by using a hot glue gun. Now this idea intrigued me, but not enough that I wanted to risk burned fingertips so I went to my glues and pulled out a flexible adhesive...Helmar Foam Glue. I then took out a sheet of Parchment paper and just went to town having fun making some random shapes.
After the Helmar Foam Glue dries ( and it depends on how thick you make your lines ), simply peel it off from the parchment paper. I get my paper from my local grocery store.
I made several designs, I must admit, it's as addicting as the Gelli printing process. Your kids would have a ball doing this and wouldn't it be fun to have them draw a stencil to use?
I found that thinner lines make a prettier print. In this one I made the lines of Helmar Foam glue thick and didn't get as good of an impression.
The glue really holds it shape well and they are a lot of fun to create without any burnt body parts, always a plus, right?
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina