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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gelli Plate Play

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your day. We have had cloudy and damp days lately, so I have been inside playing with my new purchase -- the gelli plate. I have used a lot of different inks and paints and my favorite to use with the gelli plate is Mica Gloss inks from Judikins. They are just the right consistency and stay wet longer, so this makes them easier to use. This is a background I made with them using a Kite stencil called Nouveau Damask. I was so tempted to add more designs and colors to this, but I really liked it as it was so I left it this way. You can see some of the shimmer of the ink on the bottom right.

I started off by dotting 2 colors of ink side by side on the plate and brayering them on smoothly.

I then laid my stencil on top of the ink.

I found that using a paper towel removes the ink a little better than paper, so I laid a paper towel over the stencil and brayered over it to remove the ink.

I lifted off the paper towel and stencil and then laid my card stock over the ink that was left and this was the result!

Here is the card I made with this background. I did not want to cover too much of the background because it was so pretty.

A little closer look. The dies I used are Memory Box Fresh Foliage and Quickutz Scallop Circles. The bird is a digital image from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Inky Background


Donna Ellis said...

Wow! you certainly have me intrigued, April - especially with those bold beautiful colors! Fabulous card! now for my other hat: Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

May said...

I really love the colors you use, and I thank you for showing us the great techniques! I loved seeing how this all came together. Thank you for sharing - and for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

barbarayaya62 said...

your background is fabulous and the little bird stand out a lot with the color you used to color! beautiful card! thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! BArbarayaya

Lori Kobular said...

I absolutely LOVE the background you have created! It looks gorgeous! I love that stencil you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #9!

Heidi Stamps said...

Gorgeous background!

Joanna Solecka said...

Great card and thank you for sharing the way you made it ;) Thanks for taking part in our scrapyland challenge

Anne Temple said...

Oh my goodness April - this is stunning! Love those colors and thanks for sharing how you did it. This is actually the first project I've seen done with a gelli plate that makes me think about getting one (and I've seen lots :-). ) So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Anna-Karin said...

Hi April! Sorry for not stopping by for a while! This card is so beautiful and I love your gelli printed background, and the bird. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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