|several layers on old sheet music|
It arrived yesterday. Today is my birthday, so I stopped at Starbucks for my free birthday drink, then headed for Michaels to stock up on more colors of cheapo craft paints.
Then I met DH for lunch (salmon burritos at Rubios), then came home to plate with the gelli and watch the San Francisco 49ers win their divisional playoff game. All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better day. And it isn't over yet...
|two layers on card stock|
This batch is more interesting than the ones I did that Sunday with Rhonda because I knew a bit more about what I was doing and used only colors I liked, plus I used more mark making items than the first time. I really like the large dots left by the plastic base that some markers came in.
The swirly marks are some grunge board cut-outs that I stenciled over and them picked up before putting the paper down.
When I say 'layers' in the captions, I mean that I made a print, let it dry while I did other ones, then used that same paper for another batch of paint. I mostly did that on ones that were boring, and I definitely like the look that multiple passes gives you.
|close up of the one above|
((God, I hate blogger. These pictures are going to be all over the place but hopefully you can figure it out from the captions. Oy.))
The most fun thing about the gelli plate - for me - is not knowing what it's going to look like until you pull the paper up. Surprise!
So... are you thinking about getting one yet? Huh??
Blick has them on sale and there's a bunch of inspirational and instructive vids on YouTube.
|two layers on deli paper|
|brayered paint on, laid down the stencil,|
brayered over it, then picked it up and put the paper down
|put another sheet of paper down right away and|
got this secondary shadow print
|a couple layers on part of an old dictionary page|
|this one looks cooler in person,|
turquoisey dots in the yellow
|kind of the reverse of the one above|
|love this one, it looks sort of rusty|
|I really like the aqua and orange combo|
|more dots made with the plastic base that some markers came in|
|put some cream colored paint down after the above print and got this|