This month, I was inspired by the stencil to get out my gelli plate and experiment. I am also running super low on birthday cards, so I needed to make multiples of cards without having them all look identical.
I started by cutting two 12 x 12 sheets of paper into 4 x 6 pieces. I used my 5 x 7 gelli plate to roll on color that I hoped (!) would coordinate with the kit papers. I was going for pastels, but learned pretty quickly that you need a lot of white paint and just a little color to achieve this. I used a few stencils and fuzzy yarn to create primary prints and then some ghost prints.
If I didn't like a particular first print (or if it was too light), I kept adding ghost prints until I thought there was enough "stuff" going on. Here is a finished card where you can see stencils, yarn, and a bunch of stuff going on in the background.
For my second layer, I brayered paint onto my plate, covered it with the stencil from the Club Scrap Lite kit, and pulled a print. I just love this graphic look. The pink paper is from an older kit - Cruisin', but all other papers are from Botanicals.
For some, there was enough ink left for a ghost print of the positive image. This halo effect was pretty cool and totally unexpected!
I added some stamps to some, and embellished quickly with a tag to put a greeting on the card. The tag was a bit large for the greeting, so I just cut it down a little bit. I love how the layers show through on this card.
This video from Gelli Arts shows some of the inspiration for these cards. I've probably watched this a dozen times - it's just so much fun to see the patterns emerge and imagine what you can do - no print is ever the same even when you start with the same materials and paints.
I hope you enjoy the next stop on our blog hop - Wendy Bellino!