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Friday, November 16, 2018

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Seasonal Leaf Tags by MariLynn



I have a seasonal mixed media technique to share with you. I played around with a gelli plate.



Last time I shared a tutorial I just put the paint on the gelli plate and since then I have figured out that if I put the paint onto a piece of parchment paper first it helps me control the amount of paint I put on the plate.



I ran over the paint on the parchment paper.



Then rolled onto the gelli plate.



Here is the seasonal part, I put some leaves on the plate. 



This is what it looked like when I pulled up the leaves.



I placed 2 sheets of cardstock on the plate. One for printing on and one for cleaning the brayer.



This is what the top cardstock looked like when I cleaned the brayer on it.



This is how the leaf print turned out. 



The reason I like to have the "cleaned off" cardstock is that it coordinates with the print since you used the same colors. I took the "cleaned off" cardstock and used Leaves 1 stencil with texture paste.



Doesn't that look really pretty?




I looked at the colors on the tags and picked two markers to outline the tags.



I used black stazon ink and sentiment from Pocket Blooms. I also cut a rectangle of cheesecloth.



I made a cheesecloth sandwich and added twine at the top.



A double tag and a single tag from 2 pieces of cardstock. I hope that you are inspired to create.

7 comments:

  1. Turned out fab! Love to use the gelly plate and use the second piece of cardstock or paper too as a clean off - awesome work TFS

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  2. Great tags, MariLynn. Thanks for sharing them and the tutorial. It has so many helpful tips that I truly appreciate. What a great idea to use the leaves to create the pattern on your gelli plate.

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  3. Beautiful tags! Love the colors and stencil and leaves!

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  4. These are amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  5. Love what MariLynn has done here. Great tutorial.

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