playing with my Gelli Plate…

i won a Gelli plate on the Crafty Chica Cruise in April and i’ve had so much fun playing with it! i wanted to share some pictures from my first time using it.

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i started with gathering up some items i thought would make cool impressions: angel wing die cuts, flower shapes, ribbons, feathers, a piece of tulle, beaded necklace, bubble wrap (my favorite!), and yes – those are the triangular thingies that come with your delivered pizza to keep it from sticking to the box.

then, i just experimented on white cardstock.  my very first print was using bubble wrap with my favorite paint color, Americana Calypso Blue…(click on photos to see larger images.)

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my favorite effects were the simplest items: bubble wrap, a simple piece of ribbon, and shapes i hand cut from card stock.

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the more i use my Gelli plate, the more possibilities i find.  i can’t wait to start incorporating it into my mixed media pieces!

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the size i used here was the 6″ x 6″.  well, this past weekend my husband bought me the next size up – the 8″x 10″ – as an early birthday present.  i can’t wait to use it!

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7 thoughts on “playing with my Gelli Plate…

  1. Followed you here from The Studio (Facebook). I recently used my Gelli plate for the first time. It’s great! And is definitely addictive. Have fun! I like the skulls by the way. Very ‘Voudou’! Ann

  2. Yay, Gelli Plate! That’s a cool thing to win, and to receive as a birthday gift. Good for you! Happy paint layering.

  3. Pingback: peek into my sketchbook… | susie carranza studio

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