Recently I've been hearing a lot about ink on gelli plate. Last week when i met Sam Crowe and she was playing with my gelli plate, i saw what she was doing with inks. I thought finally I might get to use adirondaks that i have sitting in a cupboard.
Sam applies ink directly to gelli plate but i used brayer to apply it. The inks were butterscotch, wild plum, eggplant and denim. Before I applied any ink i stamped butterfly from classroom, cut it out and applied it to gelli on opposite side of where i wanted it on print. (remember it will be a mirror image). Then I applied inks and this was followed by stamping.
This part was total experimenting as I didn't know what would happen. I used several Clarity stamps and using coloured archivals by Wendy Vecchi I stamped directly on gelli plate creating a background. When I was satisfied with the stamping I pulled a print. It looks brighter than what you see on gelli plate.
Then i stamped butterfly in area that was left blank aligning it as much as possible. I coloured it with a waterbrush picking up ink directly from ink-pad. I also coloured around it with slate thus creating a shadow.
The little dots are liquid pearls opal white and the glitter is jones tones fine diamantina.
I trimmed print and matted it on black,yellow and black and stuck it on an 8x8 card.
The tag I made from a little of-cut of card. Sentiment is stamped in black archival and clear embossed. Around perimeter i used same stamps and inks as on print. Matted it on black. Ribbon is american sea binding that I coloured with distress inks and spritzed with water. I added some liquid pearls and glitter to it to complete.
I hope you enjoy this and would welcome any comments, Theresa xx
Isn't this lovely! Love it Theresa xReplyDelete
thank you Barbara xxDelete
Hi Theresa I hadn't realised you had blogged, you should have said. Its a gorgeous card. It would be a shame if you hadn't started to use them as you own an Aladin's cave of inks !!!ReplyDelete
Hey Theresa its super. Love it.ReplyDelete
Fantastic Theresa xxxReplyDelete
So glad that you like the inks on the Gelli plate Thetesa.....we really did have fun playing....didn't we...ReplyDelete
Look forward to seeing what Massimo creates...
Have a good weekend....hugs..Jo. X
Thank you ladies. love your encouragement, it helps to spur me on xxReplyDelete
Wonderful Theresa Fab colours....Gelli and inks. It's a whole new world! xxxxxxReplyDelete
This is really lovely Theresa, love the colours and what you have done with the Gelli and the stamps. xxReplyDelete
This is fantastic Theresa, so pretty xReplyDelete
I haven't tried stamping into my gelli plate directly with ink yet , must give that a go :-)ReplyDelete
it's great Lisa. just do it gently not like when we stamp on card. no need to press. just kiss the stamp to gelli xx and have funDelete
I love your card, the colours are beautiful .I didn't realise that you could use inks on the gelli plate. What inks are ok to use ?ReplyDelete
i used adirondaks and coloured archivals. black archival stains. distress inks are good as well xxDelete
Its beautiful xReplyDelete
beautiful Theresa xxReplyDelete