Sunday, August 25, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} More Gel Plate Printing Fun with MariLynn

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We have 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.

STAMPgirl MariLynn is back with an ATC and card that she made using our stencils and gel plate.


Here's MariLynn with her projects:

I had a lot of fun playing with the stencils and my gel plate. My first project is an ATC. The stencil I used to make the mono print was Rag Rug. I used Butterfly Row along Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds (retired).  I stamped the butterflies with black Stazon. I painted the butterflies with white acrylic paint then water colored them. I masked them and stamped the music notes. I finished the card off by outlining with a black ink pen and adding highlights with a white gel pen and I then took a ruler and a black marker and made the edges dark.





For my second project, a card, I used Lupinus and Evolution. I used rust and teal with the Evolution stencil for the first layer. Then I layered pink, coral, light blue and green with the Lupinus stencil for second layer. I love the look that layered stencils give. That is one of the benefits of using a gel plate. 

I decided to just add one little butterfly because I really wanted the floral background to be the focus. I used Layered Butterflies and Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds (retired). I stamped the butterfly using black Stazon ink. I then painted the butterfly. I reverse masked the butterfly and stamped the music notes. I finished it off with black ink pen and white gel pen. I added several layers of colored cardstock, in complimentary colors.




MariLynn created some really beautiful backgrounds with stencils and a gel plate! 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 again on September 29 with projects from STAMPgirl Harriet so be sure to check back here then :o)


  1. Love these background ideas! So pretty with the butterflies!

  2. You are on a creative roll with the lovely Gel Plate! Fabulous backgrounds! TFS

  3. Wow, I am loving all the textured backgrounds with the gel plate and stencils!

  4. I love all of the colors you chose for the fabulous backgrounds.
    And who doesn't like anything made with butterflies?!!!

  5. Love the fabulous gelli plate and this is like a wow factor...have that butterfly stencil so guess this is on my list to make.xxxx

  6. It is always nice to see crafting with is still new to me but I like what crafters do with them...Marilynn did a fantastic job on both of her projects....tfs

  7. Pretty backgrounds for all of these butterflies.

  8. Loving your gelli plate work MariLynn - and these are so pretty

    LOVE how the layers build up such MAGICAL backgrounds!
    ... I confess that I haven't used a gel plate before, looks like I have a new crafty addiction to start :)

  10. The gel plate creations by Marilynn are are always so lovely. I've not used one but every time I see one of Marilynn's creations, the gel plate moves closer to the top of my wish list. tfs

  11. Always enjoy Marilyn's creative process. The gel plate prints are just beautiful. Gorgeous cards.

  12. These butterfly projects are so beautiful and the stenciled backgrounds add color and texture both!

  13. What gorgeous backgrounds!
    Those monarch butterflies look real!

  14. So beatiful, I love your design and butterflies.

  15. Wow! These are so cool!! Stencils really are amazing!


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