Gelli Plate Technique 1, Project Reveal: Jill

Join us over the next few weeks as we explore making colorful prints using a Gelli Arts Gelli Plate.  We've even slid our art tables side-by-side and took pictures for you each step along the way!  Not only that, the fun continues as we share our “reveal” posts showing how our individual prints were transformed into creative projects. 

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Basic technique inspiration found HERE
So today I get to show you what I did with my prints I created HERE.  I started with the two prints I had pulled on the NEW (and awesome!) white 4 x 4 inch Inchie Arts Art Squares.  The large matboard surface of the Art Squares was a really nice fit with the Gelli Plate. (Additional Inchie Arts information available on their BLOG and FACEBOOK page.)
Sooo... what did I create with these quite abstract prints?
Let's begin with the print on the left...
To this print I added a few swipes of Gesso beneath my sentiment (Penny Black 30-226 Kind Words). I also added a touch of Brushed Corduroy Distress ink to the entire Art Square.  I embellished using Penny Black's Creative Die 51-014 Nature's Song (the same one I used for my mask when making the print).  I also added another Art Square, this one being a 1 x 1 inch Inchie which was stamped with Penny Black 30-217 Belle Fleurs and colored using Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.
For my second print, I repeatedly stamped Penny Black 30-213 Bouquets using Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black. I stamped directly on my Art Square and also onto white cardstock.  I painted the leaves and stems using acrylic paint, painting directly onto the Art Square.  I then colored the flowers and buds on the cardstock using Stamper's Big Brush Pens, cut them out, and adhered to the Art Square surface.  Once all of the flowers and buds were glued down, I added Gathered Twigs Distress ink as well as Gesso along the edges of the Art Square.  Pearls, twine, and a sentiment (Penny Black 30-228 Blooming Tags) were added to finish things off. 

Thanks for visiting and see ya next week... we've got another Gelli Arts technique we just can't RESIST showing you!