Gelli Print Note Book Tutorial

Hello – I have a confession to make:  this week’s book is super simple! Book number 12 in The 50 Book Project is a Double Pamphlet binding, which honestly I love and create all the time. But I feel guilty because it’s so simple and easy, it feels like cheating.  To make myself feel better and because I love my readers, I created a tutorial for you.

 

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

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Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

 

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

Gelli Print Notebook Tutorial

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If anything is unclear, please don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comments.

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18 Thoughts on “Gelli Print Note Book Tutorial

  1. Peggy Mcdevitt on March 22, 2015 at 8:27 pm said:

    Thank you so much. Can’t wait to try this, instructions are clear and consice, much appreciated.

  2. Claudia on March 23, 2015 at 7:58 pm said:

    This is a great little tutorial except for one thing. I think you switched the sizes for the height of the signatures and the height of the cover. Cutting signatures to 4.5 inches and your cover to 4.125 inches makes you have pages that are bigger than the cover. I figured it out and fixed it, but have made books before so it was easy. Again, what a great use for gelli printed papers. Thanks!

    • Ali Manning on March 24, 2015 at 5:35 am said:

      Hi Claudi – thanks so much picking up that error and taking the time to comment. The cover should be 1/8″ taller than the signatures but I’m glad you figured it out. I’ve updated the tutorial. Do you have a photo of the book you make? I;d love to see it.

      • Claudia on March 24, 2015 at 11:35 am said:

        Hi Ali, thanks for updating so those who want to try this will be successful. I’d be happy to share photos of what I made, but cannot figure out how to do that with my iPad. If you have an email address or know how I can do it, please let me know. Thanks.

  3. AnnMarie on March 24, 2015 at 4:34 am said:

    Thank you very much! I am so happy to take part of your books! Sincerely AnnMarie

  4. Thank you for sharing. I will certainly keep this so I can make one. Thanks again!!!

  5. Thanks for the great tutorial! Love the gelli prints!

  6. Thank You so much. I’m going to try this.

  7. Pat Healey on March 30, 2015 at 11:33 am said:

    Thank you very much for putting this tutorial out there so we can try it. I am gathering my materials and plan to spend today making one.

  8. ThIs is a great, clear tutorial, thank you very much. Can you tell me what weight of paper you used for your gelli print please?

    • Ali Manning on March 31, 2015 at 6:13 am said:

      Hi – the paper I used is a 98lb/160gsm mixed media paper. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

  9. Great tutorial! I just made one to use as an art journal for a book study. I have one question: How do you keep you painted paper from cracking when you fold your cover? Thanks for the great instructions!

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  11. Susan Bailey on July 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm said:

    When you use the beeswax to prevent the cracking of the cover/gelli print… do you wax just on the center fold and the ends or do you beeswax the entire cover??? thank you

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