I spoke too soon last week thinking the good weather for the year had arrived. We had glorious weather in the mountains as you could tell from the photos on the last post. I had this week planned out and yes Paula you were right (what a great memory you have!) I wanted to bring the beast out and start turning. However it was not to be, the winter came back in a blink of an eye. The temperature dropped dramatically and we even had snow!! It is so cold. Next week promises better temperatures as it says it is going back up to 25. What a contrast.
My time in doors was not wasted. I thought I would have a play with my Gelli plate (a birthday gift). I had so much fun with it. In fact I think it could become addictive.
I collected a pile of scrap 350 gram card stock of various colours even some hideous bright yellow card which I have wanted to use up for a couple of years and just went for it.
The pages below are the bases for some pages I want to make so it is a bit of a work in progress.
This is all new to me but it was really enjoyable just trying different paints and masks and seeing how they turned out. I know a load of old paint splodges! lol!
I did find some of the stencils a bit hard to use with the roller and ended up using a sponge to apply the paint.
I quite liked the ripple effect given by using thickish paint. The other thing that I found, when the paint colours were to bright, was to use water colour paints on the plate to give an overal mottled effect which toned down the colours.
These pages are not the screen print style that I was trying for but just picking up paint here and there and stamping over areas.
In the next session I want to use some of the big bold rubber stamps in my stash to take paint off the plate before putting on the card. Can you tell I am so excited with this product!! Doesn’t take much these days! lol!
Thats all from me to day. Thank you for calling in. Always great to have your company.
Have a fantastic weekend and happy crafting.
Best Wishes Florence x