this post is rather lengthy.
Thanks to inspiration from an online friend of many years, Linda Kunsman, I succumbed and purchased a Gelli Arts monoprinting plate and have had some fun playing with it and wanted to share some pics of the papers I made.
First, some turquoise paint:
Next, some magenta:
And then some blueberry:
You can see where some of the paints mingled - which creates some really pretty results. I used stencils and sequin scrim to make patterns in the paints. I am going to have a play date with a friend this week and we will be experimenting with a lot of other items to see what happens. I particularly love the "ghost" prints (second pulls) because they are usually more soft and muted.
Now for a card that I made using a few of the papers I made:
I am entering this one in the Dynamic Duos challenge for turquoise and black. I do realize that there are hints of other colors here; but it reads turquoise and black to me!
A second card:
Here I've used the pretty butterfly stamp from Hero Arts with a Martha Stewart border punch.
These papers are great for art journal backgrounds, collage, handmade book covers, ATC's - you name it! My Gelli plate is the 6x6 size, but it also comes in 8x10.
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