Sunday, August 11, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} MariLynn Has Some Gel Plate Printing Fun with Stencils

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back with another helping of Stencil Sunday goodness! On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of the month, the STAMPgirls are sharing their projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

Kicking off this month's Stencil Sunday feature is STAMPgirl MariLynn, who had some gel plate printing fun with our stencils and created two artsy projects (an ATC and a card).


Here's MariLynn with her projects:

For my first project, an ATC, I used my gel plate with acrylic paint and Lattice stencil. I used stamps from True North. I painted the boat and water with acrylic paint and when dried I painted with water color paint. I outlined with black ink and added highlights with white gel pen. Then I stamped the scripture at the bottom.





My second project is a card that I used my gel plate with acrylic paint and 2 different stencils. I took a piece of cardstock that I clean my brayer on. I then layered paint with Happy Flowers stencil. I added a final layer with Lattice stencil. I used stamps from Blooming BudsTrendy Birds 2, and Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds (retired).

I stamped the flowers and then masked and stamped the bird. I painted with white acrylic paint and then water color paint. I outlined with black ink and added highlights with white gel pen. I then reverse masked the bird and stamped the music notes over the bird. I added layers of colored cardstock and cheesecloth to finish the card.







Those are some fun gel plate printing projects, aren't they? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here by September 5. We'll announce the winner in the August winners post on September 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Stencil Sunday will be back next week with 4 projects from STAMPgirl Sanna so you won't want to miss that post!


  1. Beautiful creations! I just got a gel plate, and I'm looking for ideas! Great combination to use it with stencils!

  2. It's so interesting to see the cards at the different steps and how they both turned into works of art. Just beautiful!

  3. Oh my goodness Marilynn - I need to get out my gelly plate - these are awesome! TFS

  4. I've never used a gel plate but what a beautiful effect with the stencils and paints!

  5. These are beautiful backgrounds! I love the sailboat one soooo much!

  6. These turned out so cool! I have been wanting to get a gel plate.

  7. My goodness these
    are awesome! So
    Carla from Utah

  8. What a fabulous use of the gelli-plate and stencils, MaryLynn - Love how you have stamped, coloured and then highlighted the images to give a really 3-D effect. Amazing work

  9. Brilliant projects! So inspiring - I must get my gel plate out and play! Thank you. xxx

  10. These are soooo cool!! I would never have thought they were created with stencils; some good tips here!

  11. What a beautiful effect with the ink and paints! Stenciling makes such a variety of backgrounds for every project.

  12. Stencils can be used in so many fun ways. Love your projects, especially the bird and flowers.

  13. fun ideas to do with a gel plate, stencils, and stamps- the results are so pretty & love the layers!

  14. SUPER stenciling!
    LOVE your ATC - WOW!
    ... I confess, I haven't used a gel plate before ... I can see another crafty addiction starting :)

  15. I love these awesome backgrounds --- I haven't played with my gel plate in way too long!!


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