Jul 25, 2014

Gelli plate fun


Today's project was so much fun to create! And very messy! I recently purchased a 6x6 gelli arts plate and that is what I used on today's card.

I made the card below using stamps from Just For Fun Rubberstamps. I started out by applying acrylic paint  in 3 different shades onto the gelli plate. Then I stamped the gelli plate with the Stamptangle Pattern Background to create a texture on the gelli plate. (This process actually took paint away from the gelli plate where it stamped.) I absolutely love this background stamp and can't wait to use on another card!

After the paint dried (it didn't take very long), I used a couple shades of green gelatos on the bottom part. I also used the stamp Sea Oats from JFF to stamp some grass using green distress ink.




 The Collaged Row of Houses by JFF were stamped onto separate card stock and then colored using gelatos (doors were colored with a copic because I don't have brown gelatos). They were then fussy cut and adhered to the card. The sun is a solid silhouette stamp - sunny silhouette, so I just used some yellow ink and fussy cut it after stamping. I used a cloud stencils and some modeling paste (another new to me product) for the clouds. To finish it off I stamped the words from the set Sentiments 1  unmounted sheet and cut the words apart to adhere separately to the card.
 
Just wanted to leave a little review about the gelli plate. According to instructions on package, the company recommends the use of acrylic paints because dye inks will stain the gelli plate. I only used acrylic paints with mine, and it got stained anyway. The staining is not supposed to affect the quality  in any way. Maybe the paint brand I used was too cheap? I don't know, but at least now I can use my dye inks on it as well without worrying about staining it. 
And then just to warn you, you have to be very careful how you keep it, even for a short period of time. After washing the paint off of the gelli plate and a stencil, I had put the stencil on top of the plate, and now my plate has a probably permanent pattern on it. This was my mistake because they did mention that on the package and I was just too careless with it. 


I am playing along in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - No DP
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes 
Party Time Tuesdays -Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes must be mixed Media
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Chocolate Baroque Challenge - color challenge (see logo below)

 

Thanks for visiting, hope you have a nice and sunny weekend!



9 comments:

Letisha Lee said...

wow, this card is so cool! Love the mix media look- and the gorgeous bright colors! Thanks for entering it in this weeks challenge at partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com .. Hope to see you again very soon! xx

Sandra said...

Great fun project, inspired me to have another go with my Gelli!

laurie said...

What a fun card, love the colors and textures!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

gorgeous creation, just love the different patterns in you background

Thank you for sharing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Ellie, what a great design, and I love your gelli plate background. Thanks so much for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Judith xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful and whimsical design, I also love the Gelli print background. Thanks for joining in the fun at Chocolate Baroque's Colour Challenge, Shirleyx

Florence said...

What a Fabulous project. Love everything about it. Really enjoyed reading how you made this tfs. You have created so much depth with the GP on the background. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
Flo x

Karen D. said...

love it!

Claire said...

Wow great job with your new gelli plate, that background is lush! I love the little houses too. Thanks so much for joining our Colour challenge at Chocolate Baroque
Claire xx