I wanted to do a little playing the other day and see if I could interest Mom in making some mono prints using the Gelli Plate. Umm, that didn't work, but I did have some fun making some prints using ink pads, a brayer and a well.... it just sort of happened from there.
Cardstock (110 lb or higher)
Stencil (Mixed Media)
background stamp (Mixed Media)
Mica (Mixed Media)
Double stick tape
pop up dots
double stick tape
To view a quick overview of the process, click here.
Step by Step
1. Cut white card stock (2 pieces 4 x 5.25 inches from an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of white cardstock). The remaining piece will be your card base.
2. Prepare your gelli plate adding color as desired. As always, click the image for a larger view.
3. Secure the stencil to one of the 4 x 5.25 pieces of cardstock. Place the stencil and cardstock face down on the gelli plate and rub the back of your cardstock to transfer the color to the cardstock. Lift the cardstock and set aside. Place the second piece of cardstock on the gelli plate and pull a second impression.
4. using the second impression, cut the leaves. I cut six leaves using three different dies. Emboss and edge lightly with some dark brown ink.
5. Using a fine brush or toothpick, draw a fine line of glue along one side of two of the leaves. Add a little bit of Mica Powder to the glue and set aside to dry. You could also mix a little mica into the glue and brush into place if desired.
6. With the card front, add a strip of gesso about 1 1/4 inches wide near the right front of the stock, leaving about 3/8 of an inch border. When dry, mask the rest of the card front. Using the background stamp, stamp the gessoed area.
7. Using some light brown ink, ink the edges of the card base.
8. Apply the card front and add the leaves as desired over the gessoed area, allowing some of the stamping to show through.
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of mixed media play! Take a leap and do a little yourself. It's really lots of fun!