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Friday, July 19, 2013

Hang Loose Gelli Print Transfer

Hey there, folks!  It's Broni here and I'd like to have you join me for my second attempt at Gelli printing!    Grab a cuppa and let's go!

I've been itching to delve further into the world of Gelli Arts, but unfortunately before now I just haven't had a chance to do it.  I'd seen (and bookmarked) the Gelli Print Transfer technique using packing tape and decided to give it a go.  It was a little intimidating at first but having a video PLUS the written instructions really helped.

Here's a look at my finished card before I show you the process:

A summery, Hawaiian-like any-happy-occasion card!

A couple of important points before we start:  1) You HAVE TO LET EACH LAYER DRY before you add more in this process.  2) What you're seeing on your Gelli plate is exactly what you'll see on the finished product!

To get started I used my brayer to roll out some Claudine Hellmuth Studio traditional tan paint onto my Gelli plate.  Then I used some netting and a comb to add some pattern.  I also used a couple of odd-sized pieces of copy paper pressed into the wet paint, then lifted off to give me some open spaces. LET DRY.

I mixed sky blue and blank canvas paint and brayered it onto a Donna Downey foam flower stamp, then pressed it onto the Gelli plate.  LET DRY.

Then I mixed classic teal and white paint and used a toilet paper tube and a drinking straw to add circles.  LET DRY.

Next I pressed some bubble wrap and some crimped cardstock to pick up more paint and add it to the Gelli plate.   I also used a q-tip to add some dots of white paint.  LET DRY.

After letting this all COMPLETELY DRY, I added some strips of packing tape.  I'm very inept at working with tape, so there are not photos of this step!  I burnished the tape using a bone folder then very carefully removed the tape one strip at a time.  Here's what they look like from the front.

And here's what the strips look like from the back (the sticky side of the tape).

I decided to add a little glitter dust to the sticky side of one of the strips, then adhered it to a strip of kraft colored cardstock.

I ended up cutting this strip in half lengthwise to use on my card.  I stamped the wave (in Distress Tumbled Glass ink) and the palm trees (in Distress Frayed Burlap ink) from a Taylored Expressions stamp set onto the white card front using a second generation of the image.
I spritzed some canvas scalloped trim with Dylusions  Vibrant Turquoise ink spray, and added it, the Gelli transfer print, and some Caribbean twine to the card.  I stamped my sentiment in Archival Coffee ink and called it done!

That's it, folks!  What do you think?  Have you tried this technique yet?  I'd love to know!

I'm entering my card into the A Mixed Media Color Challenge #3.  This is one of my most favorite color combos!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Broni
I think this is absolutely inspiring and I am going to give it a go.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tutorial Broni, I have so neglected my Gelli Plate, but I think I will be digging it out this week end for a play now ! Sue C x

Tracy said...

Wonderful Broni, great step by step tutorial!!
Tracy xxxx

Kim said...

Love this, Broni! Great color combo and I love all of your extra designs on the Gelli Plate...great stsuff!

Micki said...

Awesome, love your step by step and the color combo is wonderful.

Donna-Marie said...

GREAT Tute!!! I love how you used the packing tape...what a FAB idea!! I might have to get me a gelli plate looks like you had way too much fun LOL :-)

Bonnie Irvine said...

I had no idea this was even possible on a gelli plate. Thanks for th step by step and tips. The results are beautiful. Fabulous colour combination. Your card is so summery and tropical.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Broni! So pretty! What a fab way to showcase the gelli plate! Thanks for sharing the how to and for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Thx for showing your steps on the gelli plate, Broni! Just FABULOUS! This is such a Pretty card all put together! Thx for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

toni said...

Hi Broni been meaning to comment on this gorgeous card. Love your Gelli transfer print, love the cool colours and your step by step x

Erin Smetak said...

Awesome card, Broni! Love the tape with the gelli playe! Definitely going to try that out!

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful!! What a patient artist you are, waiting for each step to dry!!! But the results are magnificent!!!