Thanks for stopping by!
We are chasing our tails here today, getting ready for
the Clarity Open Days tomorrow and Saturday.
What a super team I have. You should see it all going on here.
From the Hi-Viz Jackets for the Car-Park attendants,
to Raffle Prizes and Welcome Signs;
from Special Show Offers to Brand New Stencils –
there is a real buzz of excitement.
So I will just focus for an hour on the blogging, because not only is it my job, but it’s an Extra special Gelli Plate Celebration this week, too.
(The girl knows how to pile on the pressure, that’s for sure!)
Today, let’s use the
(special price this week, remember?)
but this time with Ink pads instead of acrylic paints:
The Footballer from the Sporty Silhouettes
(well, we might as well get him out,
and fly the flag for England;
they’re playing again tonight!)
But let’s check out a brand new, very clever stencil:
Introducing the Mesh Stencil.
If you squint, you can almost see a load of balls….
Lay the Gelli Plate on a piece of white card.
Lay the stencil on the clean Gelli Plate.
Dab Tumbled Glass and Broken China on the stencil,
spread the ink over the whole gelli, using the brayer.
Write T for Top on the stencil with a permanent marker, too.
Lift the stencil off carefully.
Place a piece of clean Gelli Card on the inky Gelli Plate,
gently rub the back, to transfer ink to the card,
add T for Top to the top, like so:
and pull back, to reveal your first print.
How sharp is that?!
Pull a second one, a ghost print.
I digress a little here, but check this out:
we need to clean the stencil and brayer for the next step.
Place a piece of copy paper on the inky stencil,
roll your brayer back and forth over the back.
Even the scrap clean up is excellent!
Start again. Do the same thing again, with a different colour.
There is one major difference:
Look where the T for Top is this time on the stencil.
Mustard Seed is good.
If you don’t clean your brayer or the stencil, this will come out green.
When you lower the card onto the inky Gelli plate,
leave the T for Top on the card AT THE TOP!
Super cool background.
One more colour: Worn Lipstick.
The only difference this time is
to turn the T for Top on the stencil to the right when you place it on the Gelli Plate,
but still lay the print with the T for Top AT THE TOP.
TIT: Think It Through.
It’s obvious when you think it through!
Stamp the clever Sport Framer and the Footballer
in Archival Black onto the Gelli Plate print.
Trim the print to size,
add a black edge, to make the black images pop.
Layer up on a white card.
What a neat little card for a football fan.
The circles in the colour print work really well with this funky framer stamp.
So let’s take a look.
Let’s make a special offer on the Sporty Stamps.
If you buy the
Sporty Balls worth £10.25 FREE