Hello there, on this sunny Monday in July!
Thank you for stopping by.
Monday’s blog is tree and flowers, so let’s use the new Christmas baubles and take another look at how that clever acrylic megamount turns the Gelli Plate into a stamp!
I used a neat new bauble kit :
Stamp the little hanging element into place,
then cut out masks and cover them up.
Best to cut the hangers separately.
Now for the Gelli Plate.
I used a large 8″ x 10″ Gelli Plate.
This size is ideal for A5 stencils,
which is what we are using for the Christmas tree,
the Fir branches in the background!
Look closely.You will see that the Gelli Plate
is sitting on one of our innovative Megamounts.
So lay the A5 Pine Needle stencil up one end
Add some Pine Needles Distress Ink
directly from the pad to the stencil, like so:
Distribute the ink with a brayer.
If you want, you can cover up the other end of the Gelli Plate
with a sheet of copy paper.
Remove the stencil.
Lift the acrylic Mega Mount up by the grips on the side,
and flip it. The Gelli Plate will stick to it.
Hover over the artwork with your pine branches,
until you like where they will land,
and lower it down. Press a little on the mount.
You can flip it back now, and rub the card, too,
before you lift your first print.
Now for the second and third print.
This is where the flip-it trick comes into its own.
Clean the brayer, stencil and Gelli Plate with water between prints.
Lay the clean stencil down again, and repeat the same ink pad step, but with a different colour. I used a lighter colour:
Peeled Paint. This time you can position the next layer of branches exactly where you want to put them. Think about it. Before the Flip-it trick, this would have been a shot in the dark.
Now you can really design your print cleverly.
Do this all a third time, with a third colour.
I used Weathered Wood.
Before you remove the masks, add some shade around the bauble with a make-up sponge and Weathered Wood.
Colour in the baubles.
I used Spectrum Noir Polychromos
Add the Happy Christmas in black from the
Add the ties to the baubles with a black micron pen and a ruler.
Just attach to a branch.
Have a great day.
Hope you can pop in tomorrow, for YouTube Tuesday.