Saturday, 12 October 2013
I've been having a brilliant time with my new toy - a Gelli Plate. I suddenly realised I needed one when they were advertised at half price in my local craft store ;) Fortunately I already owned a brayer, which hadn't seen the light of day for years, and several bottles of acrylic paints which had also been languishing in the bottom of a box, so it was the least I could do for them. And that's all you need to get going. Except the card to print on, and any bits and pieces that can create a pattern (buttons, string, bubble wrap, corrugated board, etc, etc). There are some very good video tutorials online that show you how easy it is to create your own patterned paper.
I made this card for this week's CASE Study challenge:
And I'm also entering it into Moxie Fab World Handmade Cards Week Colour Media Challenge.
I stamped the doll onto white card, coloured and paper pieced it, then trimmed it to leave a narrow white border. I also stamped off onto scrap paper and cut that out along the lines to use as a mask on the Gelli Plate. To be honest, I liked the card just as much without the stamped doll, but for the purposes of the CASE Study challenge, I wanted a doll and a shadow to represent the two dolls in the inspiration picture.
Doll stamp - Prima Marketing Mixed Media Doll 910167