I'm enjoying playing with my Gelli, a Gel Printing Plate by Gelli Arts (www.gelliarts.com)
Like the literature that came with it said, it is easy to use. I'm having fun with new stencils bought too, a brayer, acrylic craft paints and stamps. Jessica Sporn is my inspiration from seeing her use hers on her blog videos! Thanks Jessica. I'm just a beginner, she's the CHAMP!
On the top card I simply cut out some attractive pieces from practice papers I made on the plate by laying the stencil on the plate and adding paint on top and using the brayer to cover the stencil part I wanted to show. Then you lift the stencil off carefully, and lay the paper on the plate and smooth the back of it with your hands and fingers. Then lift the paper off carefully. But even if something smears, its just part of the effect!
I used the fabric paints to circle some of the circles here and make some raised dots ...
...and to make the hearts on the inside.
It takes maybe over night for this fabric paint to dry.
When it's completely dry I'll write on the inside of the card for Patty!
Most of my art, especially this process, is a little messy.
But I don't think Patty will mind. She is used to my messiness!
And this is the back. Different colors!
Now I am working on fabric with the same process to make a small art quilt. I'll show that when it's done. (August sometime)
Not sure this qualifies for Sunday Sketchers but I'm posting it there anyway. If you want to see ALOT of my recently painted sketches scroll back to my Thursday Post!
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