Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Gelli Plate Papers

These are my first attempts at using my Gelli Plate with acrylic paints and some metallic paints.
I had some colored card stock I wasn't that thrilled with the color of so I chose some colors I thought wouldn't clash but maybe enhance.
The second photo with the purple paper I just spread the metallic ink and pressed the paper. The first and third papers are also with metallic ink, but tried out some stencils. The last photo is on lilac paper with acrylic paint and stencils.
I think this is going to take some practice, but as each pressing comes out different, and they will be used as backgrounds whatever I put on top will inevitably improve their looks. :-)
If you have a Gelli Plate and have been playing around with yours leave me a comment so I can come over to your place and maybe pick up some inspiration. I think I'm going to need a lot more practice. Maybe some more YouTube videos.
Of course, Carolyn at A Colorful Journey is giving a class starting April 1st on just this subject and I've already signed up. I can see after this first practice it's a good thing I did. Pop over and check out the details of the class you might like to sign up also.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

1 comment:

Bonnie Irvine said...

I haven't tried this yet but I like what you have done. They would make fabulous card or art journalling backgrounds. I am intrigued!