I consider myself somewhat color challenged. I tend to go with the same color palette so I tried to play with some other colors and color combinations as well. To get me started, I had to go with teal!
I squirted out a small amount of paint right onto the Gelli Plate, then rolling the brayer through it, in all directions, until I had an even coat of paint on the plate. Then I grabbed the $1 Silicone Kitchen Baster tool and just ran it across the plate. The first picture below almost looks like there's hardly any paint on it, but the first and second prints turned out pretty cool, I think.
Next I added some greens to the plate, distributing the paint as before with my brayer. This time I used bubble wrap to pull some paint off and create the negative bubbles:
Pink Paislee's She Art stencil.
Lovely Large Flower stencil and TCW's Balzer Days of the Week Bits Mask. This time I used white card stock for my first print:
In the next picture, I grabbed a baby wipe and a sheet of notebook paper and cleaned the stencils. I laid the stencils with the paint smeared side facing up and wiped/rubbed the baby wipe across and this is the result. I absolutely LOVE that effect.Remembering to snap a picture. This is on white card stock.
Here are a couple more examples on the notebook paper:
And I love using these "cleaning" papers to layer prints:
I also love the look of laying my "cleaning":
The next couple of pictures are just different color combos - don't know why I have such a hard time with color combos! On the print below, I used an empty Duct Tape roll, stamping it onto the painted gelli plate, then pulling a print:
I also used the end of my paint brush to try doodling:
And sometimes, just pulling a print without any stencils, marks or stamps is pretty cool too. Here I had just added dollops of white paint to the plate:
Playing with the Gelli Plate is a lot of fun. There really is no wrong way and it's a great way to get all your paints out and just play. One advice, lots of space. Next time I think I'll take over the dinning room so that I can spread all the prints out. And then of course, comes the hard part, choosing which print to use first.
I decided to go with the red/orange "She Art" stencil print and the heart doily print. I tore the prints into sections and glued them to a sheet from my Strathmore Mixed Media pad, using gel medium.
I added more layers with Dylusions Ink Sprays, followed by using up the rest of that red paint that was on my Non-Stick Craft Sheet using my craft scraper to distribute.
White Linen Ink Spray, using a brush to blend it in a bit. Once dry, I layed the 12 x 12 Profile Stencil on top and using my foam blending tool, dabbed black gesso through the openings. After I lifted the stencil, I used a brush to "connect" the lines. Julie has a great video using her Profile and 3/4 Profile stencils, which I was watching as I was doing the "connecting".
I hope you enjoyed my journey of playing with color combos, paints, stencils and the Gelli Plate. I had one of those "slap your forehead" moment watching Michelle's video for Inspiration Wednesday over at Donna Downey's blog. She used Embossing Folders...... duh, why didn't I think of that? Can't wait to play with those on the gelli plate. As for those awesome Profile Stencils, they are awesome. Perfect to quickly create a face. :-)
Supplies used for my Gelli Plate fun:
Supplies used for Lady in Red:
Supplies used for Lady in Red: