Hello my friends and fellow crafters. I hope this will be a quick post but I know I have quite a few pics.
I was nearly going to give the Claritystamp blog challenge a miss this month as everything got in the way and I hadn't had time to make anything. Then this morning Massimo said he needed to make a prayer box. It was supposed to be a shoe box covered by paper.
But obviously no oridinary paper would do for him. He said let's make gelli plate prints.
So he set about choosing the stencil and the acrylic colours.
So out with the large gelli plate and the ocean swirl stencil. He spread 2 greens, a bit of ultramarine and a tiny bit of black with the brayer and laid down the stencil. Together we mopped the paint off the plate with copy paper and once I lifted stencil, we were left with this beauty.
Then he spread wedgewood blue over the plate once the other paint had dried. I repositioned the ocean swirl stencil and then using punchinella (sequin waste), I lifted some of the paint off. Once I removed the stencil we were left with the above.
Then once it was dry he again spread gree, ultramarine and phthalo blue over it and together we pulled off the print below. I must say we were both very pleased.
Now we only had 4 more to go. He did give up after the third. There was a lot of waiting involved which didn't amuse him in the least.
The hard work was now done and then it was up to me to cover the box.
It was a large graze box that I had kept as I liked it's shape and thought one day I will need it.
Below are the pics of the box from different sides.
We both really liked it.
And so I decided I would enter this in the Claritystamp challenge that asked for the use of stencils.
I hope you enjoyed the process and like our combined effort. Please feel free to leave any comments as Massimo would love to read them, Theresa xx.