Sunday, September 29, 2019

Gelli Print play

I have a drawer full of acrylic paint and 2 Gelli plates- one card sized and one larger.  I don't use it too often, and it is not too difficult to take it out and play with it. So, when I saw the rubber band challenge at SCS in the Ways to Use it challenge, I took it out. Marilyn, one of the sample makers for the challenge, used a Gelli plate and a brayer with rubber bands on it for her sample, so I was inspired!

I used fall colors on this one- reds, orange, yellows and this is how it turned out.  I trimmed it down and chose this fall leaf stamp by Unity Stamps.  I embossed the image using black fine detail embossing powder. I colored in the image with Distress Ink markers. There is a touch of shimmer in one of the paints I used, so there is a nice sheen on the background.

  This is another Gelli print, more orange than reddish. I thought this fun ghost mice image from Great Impressions would be fun on the background. A strip of Washi across the bottom, some sequins and a little stitch border by Hero Arts finishes the card.

Hope you had a great weekend!!!

Challenges :
Love to Create- Mixed Media
Gem of a Craft- AG
Paper Players- Bingo- Fall, Orange and leaves

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Lynn said...

WOW those are gorgeous. Love how they turned out. Beautiful colors.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous background Shelly - I have just invested in a gelli plate, and I am looking forward to playing with it
Love the way you have finished both cards - especially the leaf one

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Lovely bright orange background. Glad you found inspiration to pull out your gell press. Must have the girlfriends over to create more gell press backgrounds.

That leaf really caught my attention. Tremendously beautiful in all it's coloured splendor.

Both cards are lovely. I look forward to seeing more gell press backgrounds.

Jaydee said...

Fabulous background - I never use my gelli press and really should. I LOVE your fabulous textured leaf. So glad you joined us at the Players this week

Lola said...

Both are so pretty. I don't know what a gelli plate is, but the backgrounds are stunning.

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So lovely projects! Thanks for joining us this month at WeLove2Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

*Vicki* said...

My gelli plate is just stored away and I know I'm itching to get it out and have a play for a day when I have some time that is! :) Your backgrounds look really amazing and I love the texture with the rubber bands too!! That Halloween design is too cute!! Thanks for reminding me about that gelli plate and the inspiration!

laurie said...

Beautiful set of cards!Love the backgrounds.Thanks for playing along at The Paper glad you joined us!

Lynn McAuley said...

How perfect for your zentangle leaf and your trick-or-treating mice!! Fabulous card, Shelly!