Thursday, May 23, 2013

First Gelli Printing Attempt

Hi, everyone!  It's Broni here.  Recently I've been noticing and admiring all the Gelli Arts prints I've been seeing around blog land and on Pinterest.  So I decided to give it a try.

I watched several videos and studied some tutorials and found these two to be most helpful for what I wanted to do:

eclectic Paperie Gelli Arts linked video

Gelli Arts Clearly Gelli-printed video

I followed all the basic steps using the Gelli Plate and rubber brayer along with the Claudine Hellmuth Studio mini acrylic paints, Metropolitan collection.  I used Modern Red first, then Dab of Yellow.  Next I brayered on some Multi-Medium Matte gel through both the Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil and the TCW Mini Chevron stencil.  Here are couple of close ups before the gel dried.

When the gel was dry, I rubbed on some Distress stain in Brushed Pewter.  I let it dry for a minute then wiped the extra off with a damp paper towel.

Doesn't it look cool?  The gel acted as a resist to the stain.  You can see the shimmer is still there in the photos.

I didn't really want to cover up much of the print, so I made it into a very simple card.  As I was editing the photos I thought that this would be cute as a baby girl card.  What do you think?

Here's one more close up:

Thanks so much for dropping in to see what I was up to!  I think I'm ready to try some more Gelli printing.  How about you?



Wendy Kidd said...

Wow, Broni - this is so pretty! I love the way the colors layer. Was it as much fun as it looks like it is?

Kim said...

It's perfect, Broni! I love the colors you pretty!

Teresa Jaye said...

wow Broni, so pretty - amazing layering and showcased beautifully on your card.

toni said...

Lovely gelli print! I like the way you've used gel medium as a resist on top great ideax

butterfly said...

It's an absolutely beautiful print, Broni! Love the idea of using the medium - it gives such great texture to the look...
Alison x

Erin Smetak said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! For your first try, I think you've hit a HOME RUN!!!!

Micki said...

Ok, I love the resist with the gel. Never thought to use the multi medium...... and yes, perfect as a baby card. Love the colors, I'm thinking I need to bring out my gelli plate and my multi medium :-)

Tracy said...

How cool that is Broni....your first try is a winner for sure..gorgeous!!
Big hugs

Unknown said...

Looks like you had tons of fun and it came out so beautifully! :)