Well I finally had a chance to try the packing tape technique shown on the Gelli Arts website http://gelliarts.blogspot.ca/. Was a lot of fun! (although I have to admit that waiting for paint to dry was hard...I was so anxious to see the final result LOL) Will definitely do more of these and use them in my journal and on scrapbook layouts.
This is the Gelli Plate before laying down the tape.
And this is the tape with Perfect Pearls and some dictionary pages adhered to it.
Thanks to all that visit my page and leave such encouraging comments. It means a lot!