Thursday, 14 April 2016

Gelli Plate Play

I'd had an idea brewing for a while. I pulled some gelli prints and chose the ones with the most white space to brayer on DecoArt multi surface satin neon paints. 

This is a good way to extend to the edges of the paper so you end up with a full A4 sheet as opposed to the 8 x 10 you get from the gelli print.

Added some background stamping using my new to me set of Seth Apter Solar System stamps and various colours of stazon inks.

I chose four of the prints and cut them into four (A6), added marks with paint and a sharpie pen to each piece.

And finally I made them into cards and added a main image to most of them.

I used a PA mini image in a frame as the focal piece for this card.

A Tim Holtz image stamped onto tissue, you can actually still see the background underneath through the tissue.

And I haven't used my Stampotique stamps for a while, so out they came. The images were coloured with distress pens.

And as I had some strips of gelli print left, I stuck them on the inside of the insert. 

I purposely haven't put any sentiments on any of them as I don't know what I want them for yet.


Helen said...

Can't see it very well on my phone but they look gorgeous

Sandy said...

Wonderful ideas Sam and I am embarrassed to say I have not used my gelli plate! By the way Sam, I do love Stampotique images - they make me laugh. Yes, I see dead people!
Wonderful post today!!
sandy xx

Helen said...

back at the computer screen now and can see the pieces properly - and yes, they really do look gorgeous!!

chrissie said...

Love how make collections of the backgrounds Sam and you always so well

Love Chrissie xx

Sid said...

What fab backgrounds and cards Sam !!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous cards!

Seth said...

Thanks so much Sam. Love the backgrounds and how you have used the stamps!

butterfly said...

Brilliant adapting of the prints to create some truly fabulous cards, Sam - looks like lots of fun too!
Alison x

hazel said...

Fabulous backgrounds and cards Sam.
xxx Hazel.

Corrie Herriman said...

Great work Sam ! Love the cards !
Corrie x

Sue said...

Really like these Sam, lovely colourful cards xx

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