Having a great morning thus far,
doing a bit of art and hanging out with Preppy Paul.
Dad just rang.
He’s been tracking all the guesses yesterday.
“Your money’s safe Barb,” he said, “nobody guessed Amy.”
Yep, he was listening to Amy Winehouse, Back to Black.
Now tell me my Dad isn’t the coolest Dad in the world!
I’m meeting my dear friend Debby for lunch in Tunbridge Wells,
so I am writing very fast; the clock is ticking!
But since Saturday’s blog is a New Technique,
I thought I’d try something with the Gelli Plate this morning.
Very interesting….try it – you will be impressed !
Brayer a little Blue Golden Paint onto a craft mat and gently
brayer it down the 8 x10 Gelli Plate or Gell Press
or whatever you want to call it.
Scrunch up a piece of copy paper and dab it over the paint,
to create texture.
Place a large moon mask ON THE CARD
then lower the plate which is on the 9 x 11 MegaMount
down onto the card.
MegaMount is a key player here….
Flip over, burnish, pull print. Bingo
Spread the paint left on the Gelli out with the brayer
and repeat the process;
this will just tone down the whiteness of the moon.
So here’s some wet, slow-drying Golden paint,
sitting on the craft mat.
I bet you could paint with it.
Let’s use the Butterfly Tree Stamp Set.
Actually, I rolled the painty brayer up and down the stamp
to spread it evenly before planting the tree.
Then you get a really perfect impression.
Couple of butterflies and a message….
Let Heaven & Nature Sing.
It comes from another beautiful Stamp set.
The Golden Open Paint when used sparingly,
is fantastic with stamps.
I’ll repeat that slowly, despite being in a hurry….
W H E N U S E D S P A R I N G L Y.
When you slide around in the paint with the stamp,
that’s a pretty clear indication that you may be using too much!
So roll out the paint on the mat again.
I still haven’t add more.
Stamp the tree image into the paint.
Stamp it elsewhere to clean it off or make another masterpiece.
Add the butterflies.
Flip the Gelli Plate into the mat.
Flip over and rub the back.
We are trying to transfer the paint, to see whether it will work.
This is commonly known as R&D
Research & Development.
Or, in Grayspeak, giving it a go.
Love it. Great background.
So now we have not one but two pieces!
Anchor the tree with torn paper and a brush.
Add the sentiment in Black Archival.
Looks like rain splats.
Needs trimming back.
Paul’s using the Large Gelli Plate on the TV with inks tomorrow,
so be sure to check out what he comes up with.
He’s on HOCHANDA at
10am 2pm and 5pm.
So there we are.
Quick clean up of the stamps and brayer,
and off I trot to Tunbridge Wells to have lunch with my lovely friend.
I wonder if they serve celery and grapes…
Maybe I will just have to settle for cream tea for two.
Shared, of course!
Love & hugs,