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Thursday, 14 November 2013

ink on gelli plate


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

17 comments:

  1. Isn't this lovely! Love it Theresa x

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  2. 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 !!!

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  3. Hey Theresa its super. Love it.

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  4. So glad that you like the inks on the Gelli plate Thetesa.....we really did have fun playing....didn't we...
    Look forward to seeing what Massimo creates...
    Have a good weekend....hugs..Jo. X

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  5. Thank you ladies. love your encouragement, it helps to spur me on xx

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  6. Wonderful Theresa Fab colours....Gelli and inks. It's a whole new world! xxxxxx

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  7. This is really lovely Theresa, love the colours and what you have done with the Gelli and the stamps. xx

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  8. This is fantastic Theresa, so pretty x

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  9. I haven't tried stamping into my gelli plate directly with ink yet , must give that a go :-)

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    1. 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 fun

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  10. 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 ?

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    1. i used adirondaks and coloured archivals. black archival stains. distress inks are good as well xx

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