Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A new toy

I bought myself a new toy a few weeks back. So far I haven't had much time to play with it. Either I don't have the time, or the energy or when I do have time Mr Gibbs is demanding attention.

A few days ago when I showed you the ATC's I made I said I would show what I used to make the backgrounds.  The top left corner is the picture of the 3 ATC backgrounds  and the big picture is my new gel printing plate from Gelli Arts. You roll the paint on to the gel plate and then you can use stencils, or assorted textures pieces to create one of a kind prints. I'm not very good at explaining how to use it but I can tell you that after seeing several videos on this I was fascinated and wanted to try it out.

My first attempt didn't work the way I thought it was supposed to and I thought that maybe it was going to require some practice Then I realized that I had forgotten to peel off the plastic protective sheet before I rolled on the paint.. OOPS!

Oh well, I now have a very pretty plastic sheet to lay back on my gel plate when I'm not using it.

Here were a couple tests I did. I used a flower stencil. I rolled the paint on and then the stencil was laid on top of the paint.  I made my print and then removed the stencil and made one more print.

Hopefully one of these days real soon I'll have all the planets aligned right and I'll get to spend lots of time playing.

16 comments:

Tanya Walton said...

Looks good Ann, you were right about your explanation though...left me a little confused but at least I know what to look up on the internet!!!

Duni said...

That is a cool new crafty toy :)

Sandra said...

feed your creative addiction, i love seeing what you come up with.. now you can make really special backgrounds on your art journal... and build from there. this is kind of like photoshop, you build each layer on top of the other.

Christine said...

Wow that looks like so much fun! Hope you get to play lots Asap!

Out on the prairie said...

Looks like a lot of fun, a good investment. I like the patterns shown and sure your technique will improve.

Marg said...

That does look like fun. Can't wait to see lots of results. Enjoy your new toy.

SweetMarie said...

it's so great that you have an outlet. :) looking forward to seeing more of your creation. :)

Sandee said...

I'm betting that you'll have a fabulous creation in the near future. I'm sure of it.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Ginny said...

I have never seen such a technique! This is very cool! And Sandra is right, it looks like the overlays in an editing program!

Grace said...

Totally confused as to how this works - I too will have to look this up.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Craftiness is such a despicable evil. For all of the support groups I have found are actually IN SUPPORT OF IT!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

This looks so interesting! You have already created pretty pieces!

Lin said...

Hmmmm...well, at least you figured it out now. That's a cool result. Can't wait to see what else you create with it.

Ida said...

This looks like fun.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gelli fun! Hope you can find more time to play Ann, you've made a wonderful start with your new toy!

Sharkbytes said...

Wow- that is neat. It looks a bit like a gel pan printer we used to make in Girl Scouts. Probably a similar idea.

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