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