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Thursday, March 19, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Monoprinting Fun with Trendy Butterflies and Gelli Plate


Hello! I'm back again today with another project. I'm covering for Monika :o) I'm still having fun with my Gelli plate. Yesterday you saw me do some stamping on gesso. This time around, I did some stamping on my Gelli plate for my prints. It's another fun technique! Here's the card:


Don't have a Gelli plate? Don't despair! There are alternatives. Before I bought my Gelli plate a couple of years ago, I was doing my monoprinting on glass. I bought a few 8x10 frames from the dollar store and used the glass on those frames. Granted I had to Shery-proof it (line the edges with lots of duct tape) to make sure I don't cut myself on the glass (and also to give DH peace of mind whenever I work with things with sharp points or edges).

Stamping on Gelli plate is pretty easy! I brayered orange acrylic paint and then stamped the butterfly from Trendy Butterflies all over.


Then I pulled two prints. The one on top is the first print and the one on the bottom is the second print (which I used in my card). Because I never like wasting paint, I pulled a third print by laying cardstock over the Gelli plate and I got a really nice artsy frame that I can use later. I repeated the process, this time with blue acrylic paint.


The rest is pretty straightforward: I cut my panels in quarters and then adhered them to yellow textured cardstock. I added some sticker stitches and mounted the panel to my card base. Then on scrap cardstock, I stamped the distressed label and sentiment from Blossom Overture, fussy cut it, adhered it on the card with foam dots, and the card's done. 


I have to admit, I wasn't really feeling it with this card when I was putting it together because I was using way too many real layers for my comfort. However, I ended up liking the card after I was done. DH was pretty impressed and looked excited when he swung by my craft table to check up on me. I talk to myself a lot when I'm crafting; I get too quiet and he gets worried :o)

Anyway, see you again next week (hopefully!) for another spotlight project.



Stamps Shery used in today's project:

     


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Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for March. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on April 1!

21 comments:

  1. Such great colors Shery!, your cards remind me of India. I like the stitching too I cannot attempt this one - no gelli here , will go and hunt for it now ;)

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  2. This is so cool Shery! Love how Gelli plate gives the card a cool texture. :)

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  3. Oh I love these Butterflies...
    Have too try the geliplate technique bei myself... for sure *lol
    My DIY Plate is in the fridge ;o)

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  4. This is a super happy card Shery, love the colours. Carol x

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  5. Really must try this Gelli printing lark. Love the results. A striking and beautiful card. Hugz

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  6. I'm *feeling it* this card, Shery...it's absolutely eye-catching, marvelous! Bright, vivid and, of course, the butterflies! I don't have these products, but I'm still inspired! Added to my 'must try down the road' list!
    ~c

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  7. Love the different looks with card one and card two. This looks like a fun technique!

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  8. Wow I loved the collage of different colored panel on the card !

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  9. Thanks for showing how you use the gelli plate - I never understood it before! Your card is so pretty!

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  10. The gelli plate prints that you have been making lately are just SO fabulous. Today's card is yummy - love the happy colors!

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  11. You and that Gelli plate knock me out. You've done it again with this card. It's simply delicious.

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  12. I think this is stunning and the way you created it is marvelous!! Way to go - always something new to be learned here at the STAMPlorations blog!!! Awesomely cool!!

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  13. So bright, cheerful and artsy Shery. I do not have a Gelli plate, but do have acrylic blocks (lg size) and plates for my Big Shot...hmmmm, getting ideas...Because of you! I have your Trendy Leaves too. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  14. Bright and vibrant colors, love the gelli plate print butterfly with lovely stitching, Thanks for sharing your creative ideas so beautifully, love them!

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  15. Beautiful! I love the primary colours! Great sentiment too!

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  16. My plate is still not opened (won it from a contest I didn't know I'd entered--LOL!) Now you make me think I CAN use it & boy would I love to add more Stamplorations to my collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Super idea to use the stamps with the Geliplate...lovely bright card Shery

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  18. I can't even imagine the mess I would make with this technique!

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