Monday, 23 January 2017

Gelli plate and Mixed Media

A few weeks back I made some gelli plate backgrounds with my friend Susan.  Some times the backgrounds don't look that great and need a little extra work.  That's what happened with this one.  I didn't particularly like the gelli plate background and thought it was a little blah.  Time to pull out some mixed media products, I grabbed the Viva decor 3D paint and a stencil.  That gave me a wonderful sparkle and shimmer over the paper.  The stencil is one from Carabelle Studios in a leaf shape, I then took some black embossing paste and used the TCW cubist stencil to add some dimension to the card.

Finally I used a memory box die for the branch
I am entering this for the following challenges



     


Card Recipe
Stamps: Katzelkraft
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Acrylic Paints, Stencils, Viva Decor 3D paint, Embossing paste
Techniques: Gelli print, mixed media

15 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card, I love the sheen from what ever it is you've used on here.

    Sue xx

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  2. Yum, yum, great media mix. I love the Geli plates, but am a I slow poke & then the paint is too dry. I gave the paint away, (cheap) & looking for better paint to use & also something to slow the drying process. What are you suggestions? Thanks, Bev

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    1. there are paint extenders/retarders. They extend the drying time when working with acrylics, I use one by Golden

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  3. That sentiment is so perfect for this card, Christine. If you hadn't tried you would still have a "blah" background instead of this work of art!

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  4. You are so inspiring Christine. I love your mixed media creations. This is gorgeous. xx

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  5. Beautiful colour tones. Love the bit of black for contrast. Great sentiment too.

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  6. Wow, I love the graphic of this card! The sentiment fits perfect with this piece of artwork!
    Rosi x

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  7. LOVE your entry for the challenge of the TIMI challenge! Thank you for playing along!!
    XXX Ellie Knol xxx

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  8. This looks amazing .... love the background. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  9. Love the shimmer on your panel and such a pretty colour combination.
    Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

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  10. Amazing! Love this - love the shimmer and the texture! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

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  11. Oh Wow this is stunning and a piece of art rather than a card! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  12. Gelli plate is something I haven't tried but seeing this card, it looks interesting! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

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  13. I had to revisit this Christine because I just love it! I can appreciate now working with a less than desirable gelli too. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. What you did here- is outstanding!

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