Saturday, September 14, 2013

My newest art addiction....

I I need another crafty thing to add to my list...  However, I have been having a lot of fun with this and wanted to share!  So what is this new addiction?  Drumroll please...

Gelli-Plate Printing!

I ran across a video many months ago and saw the cool projects people were creating and had to jump on the bandwagon!  I plucked down my moolah for an 8 x 10 Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts and started experimenting.

I already had most of the other stuff you need to play around with it, so I only needed to buy the plate.  My first experiments were just okay (not even gonna share them here) but it wasn't rocking my boat...  Fortunately, I was able to find many video resources via YouTube and Pinterest, and I have been playing since.  It does take some playing around to find out what works and what doesn't work (for me). 

I ordered a pack of rubbing plates with leaves and had SO MUCH FUN with those today!  Since it was a cooler day and a little fall-like early this morning I was inspired.  I just had to do some prints using fall colors and leaves.  These new rubbing plates worked VERY well, so I guess I will need to get some more in the future!  They come in a pack of 6 and were easy to brayer and use as "stamps" on the acrylic paint.

So...what do my prints look like you ask?  Below is a portion of what I did today.  I think I ended up with 25 or so...  These are my favorites.  Some of them got a bit muddy, but I think they will be great as backgrounds for some card projects.  I have already turned a few of my earlier ones into envelopes and have used pieces to make some cards.  I will share some of those things on another day.   The scans don't do them justice...they are 8 x 10 beauties in person! Enjoy!