Monday, 22 February 2016

Gelli Plate Playtime


Last week I did a demonstration at my craft club using the 5x3 inch Gelli Plate, followed by a make and take workshop and a giveaway of 3 Gelli Plates and mini brayers.  So in preparation for the demo, I made about 20 prints in various colours, using various stencils, bits of lace, bubblewrap, etc.  Out of all of them, this was my favourite print - I love how there's still a bit of colour in the white spaces, and it almost looks like it's embossed, but it's completely flat.

To finish off the panel, I masked the central print and stamped around the edges with Mixed Media Elements and Mixed Media Grunge.

I'm entering this into TIME OUT - if you look closely at the inspiration photo you'll see blues and greens on the globe.


I'm also entering into Cupcake Inspirations - blue green and white.  Hope it's not too grungy!


A few weeks ago I bought this photo multi frame, with the idea that I would gradually fill each 6x4 aperture with a new piece of artwork, but as soon as I got it home I ended up filling every aperture with various background panels from my stash because I couldn't stand to see all the blanks!  There's just enough room to slot the panels in front of the glass, so I can chop and change the images easily without having to take the frame down.    It's on my craft room wall, and it makes me happy every time I look at it.  Here's what it looks like at the moment, but I think today's panel will be finding its way on there soon!


12 comments:

  1. Wow! I love your gelli print ... It looks fabulous surrounded by the black and white.
    Elaine

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  2. This is SUPER Shirley!! and that collection of frame spaces looks FANTASTIC:))

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  3. Your card is gorgeous - love how the flower panel is off center - looks really cool!

    Your multi panel photo frame is A-MAZ-ING!!! I can see why it makes you smile!

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  4. Oh, wow - this is just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  5. What a stunning bloom, Shirley ... yep, it does look embossed ... the sense of depth and dimension is awesome! Love your multi frame ... all those lovely works of art in one place ... has me smiling too ... what a brilliant idea! Hugs, Anita :)

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  6. Oops, Shirley ... there I was admiring your frame and completely missed telling you how delighted I am you played along with us at Time Out ... I am! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. Great take on our photo Shirley. Love that you picked up on the globe colours and they look grea with the news print background. What a great idea for the frame. Thanks for joining us a TO

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  8. How do people live without art, eh? Your frame is glorious. And that dahlia from your gelli plate is so wonderful with those little touches of color. I've still not played with my gelli plate :(

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  9. WOW!!! Too grungy, you say!? I think not! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I adore mixed media but don't know much, so all your work is just amazing! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!
    DT Sweetie Naki

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  10. Stunning! love your wall deco. Beautiful card too! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

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  11. I think your card is super - love the soft colours in the flower. Thanks so much for playing along with our colours at Cupcake Inspirations. Deborah, DT.

    PS I think the artwork is amazing!

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  12. Very cool card - I love all the little flecks of colour that you can see in the flower when you look closely at it - so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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