Sunday, 12 October 2014

Gelli Plate and Ink Pads


When we went to Port Sunny Tracey from Lavinia stamps was demo-ing a gelli plate and using ink pads as her medium, as opposed to the traditional acrylic paints. You can actually see what she did at the show on her video here. I used Adirondak to brayer on the background, but only have a black versa fine pad, so instead used Stazon. As you can see, it didn't work, it left white spaces. Oh and the image fell off my acrylic block too!!!


So I tried again, but this time used distress inks to stamp the images onto the gelli plate and as you can see, this worked much better, at least the colour came through this time.


As I didn't know if it would work or not I didn't take too much care to make sure it filled the whole page, so I brayered across the top and edged with walnut stain distress ink and coloured the main LP PA image with distress ink markers. I think it needs some more black on it to balance it out so I may add some random script or I may cut up a quote and add it.

10 comments:

Lin said...

oh well done Sam I def need a gelli plate!! xx

Helen said...

Don't you hate it when the stamps fall off the block like that! The second version worked much better.

Sid said...

Those backgrounds look fab !! Nice to use inks instead of paint on the Gelli !!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Sam these are lovely they are do pretty. The backgrounds are really stunning xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I think it turned out amazing, Sam! Makes me want a hello plate!

Lucy x

Amanda said...

Not tried ink on mine yet, seeing how good yours have turned out I need to play.
Love
Amanda x

Corrie Herriman said...

The end result looks pretty good ! Have to try this out !
Corrie

chrissies said...

Terrific technique and ideas Sam--thanks for sharing

Love Chrissie x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous background.

hazel said...

I love how the background turned out, I've not tried ink on my Gelli Plate yet.
xxx Hazel.

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