Thursday, 4 March 2021

Playing with Gelli

Good Morning everyone

For Christmas i was given a Gelli plate which hadn't really been on my to try list but ive been having a little play with it and acrylic paints - still alot of practising to do but ive made a few prints that ive used on these cards, after making the cards i thought i should have taken a photo of the prints first so ive taken photos of the rest of them - see end of post.

5x7" card.  I made this one for my sis in law who's had to have an operation.  This print was neon acrylics in pink and orange, a die cut leaf, punchinella and a stamp. I stamped over the top with this lovely woodware stamp in black, die cut to size with a stitched rectangle die & then die cut a stitched rectangle from the middle at an angle, mounted onto black card, adding the middle panel with foam tape - just to add more interest to the design.
For the background i used a swirl embossing folder, the little coloured strips were off cuts and not wanting to waste them i added them behind my topper panel.  Stamped sentiment to finish.. 

Version 2 - this print was green pearl paint with a touch of yellow paint and a clarity stamp stencil for just a basic print.  The flower heads i stamped onto a scrap of orange paper and paper pieced. 

Version 3 i used one stencil and turned it 3 times with a different colour - pink, orange, yellow neon and green pearl acrylic paints

Version 4 another woodware stamp, print used neon orange, yellow and pink paint. 5x7 white card, i stamped the greeting direct onto the base, matted the topper onto black card and then the base card. 

Items Used:
Woodware stamps  wild meadow, lino cut teasels
Sentiment stamps
Double stitched rectangle dies
A4 Swirl embossing folder

Id love to enter the first card into the following:

and onto some of my other prints - some im happy with, others will be a base to work on or cut into, im beginning to get a feel for it and not to add too much paint and Ive found the quality of paint makes a big difference.  Lots more practice to be had......  

Using feather & circle rubber stamps, punchinella. Neon pink, orange & pearl purple acrylic paints

clarity leaf & leafy swirl stencils, die cut pointsettias(bottom left), diamond stencil, tim holtz media stamps.  Daler rowney Neon pink, orange, yellow & green paint, deco-art copper metallic paint

lattice and leafy stencils, red, yellow & neon orange paint

This photo shows 3 prints from one, so the first one is the one i was working on, the 2nd one clearing the plate and the 3rd one was the piece i cleaned the brayer & stencils onto. Circle stencil & red & yellow paints

Pebeo yellow and green with a hint of daler rowney orange neon paint. Triangle & lavinia pebble stencils. 



gwen70 said...

Wow Emma you have been busy with your backgrounds. such beautiful cards, love the pastel colours xx

meg said...

Love the way you used the prints as a background for the stamps to create these beautiful cards. A great selection of prints for future projects

kate Jeffery said...

beautiful cards Emma
Kate x

Alison59 said...

Wow Emma what fab creations :-)

ALI said...

Beautiful Emma, I only have a media plate and haven't really got round to play properly, always something to

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful cards and backgrounds
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crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous backgrounds and love all the stamps
Carol x

Witchcrafted Life said...

Marvellous job! Version #2 is my personal favourite, but I really dig each of these eye-catchingly lovely Gelli print designs.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

StephW said...

Wow you are brave using neon paint but love the vibrancy! Love your finished cards all for different reasons & now you have a unique stash of gel prints to craft with, fabulous play session! Steph x said...

Beautiful cards Emma and plenty of lovely backgrounds for your stash. Fatima x

Denise Fletcher said...

Brilliant first attempts Emma, theres always a lot of "oohs!" And "aahs" when you pull the paper away to reveal the pattern !

Jenny D said...

Fabulous cards, love the backgrounds and stamped images. Also love all the background and colours you have created. Looks great fun! Jenny x

Darlene said...

WOW these are all just FABULOUS! Gorgeous backgrounds & designs! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Diane said...

Wow, gorgeous selection of colors and designs Emma.

Hugs diane

Jean S said...

Beautiful cards and colours fab work Emma, xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh your cards are stunning. I love all the wee prints too, they are all so pretty and the colours make a huge difference to them all, Hope alls well, Hazel xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love all of your cards! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. I feel a gelli plate play coming on - love your prints - you clearly had fun! Chrisxx

Kirsty said...

What a gorgeous selection of cards Emma, you look like you have been having fun with your gelli plate making backgrounds. Glad your enjoying it. Big hugs Kirsty. x