I have a small pile of 12×12 scrapbooking cardstock in colours I don’t use anymore so I’m slowly using it up as the base for works where the initial colour won’t show. This one has layers of gelli print scraps, stencils, old rub-on letters, patches of colour with Gelatos etc. All good so far, but what next? I’ll leave it on my desk for a few days and see what happens. (only part of the 12×12 is shown)
This morning I did a mad dash through stuff I had to get done, then got out my Gelli Plate, Stencil Girl stencils plus a few random ones and some masks I had cut myself, and got to work making cards. I made more mess than cards, but can put more together tomorrow. I might even get a chance to do some letter writing. Life’s good when you have inky fingers time.
BTW the ink is not as patchy as it shows here; it’s something to do with the way my new all-in-one printer scans them. Honest!
I week or two back I watched a great video via the Gelli Arts Facebook page and loved it, but now can’t find it – sorry for the lack of credit. Anyway, it showed a really cool process for getting this torn look in your prints, giving you a space for wording. Great for making cards, so I started playing with it the other night. It’s a slower process, because each layer of paint needs to dry, but produces good results – it just meant I puddled with something else at the same time. Here are my first few tries.