Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's a PARRRRTYYYYY!!!



WhootHoo!!  Welcome to eclectic Paperie's Belated Birthday Bash!  Today we're celebrating the (belated) one year anniversary of the store's new ownership! It's been an amazing year, full of inspiring projects, wonderful classes, and many, many new products!!  eclectic Paperie wouldn't be where it is today without the ongoing support of our customers and as a BIG thank you, you'll have an opportunity to lots of great prizes!  You have until midnight, tomorrow(9/20), to comment for your chance to win the following prizes!!!

 A full set of Tim's NEW Distress Paints
6x6 Paper Pad Bundle
Dylusions Stencil Bundle
A set of NEW Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
Crafter's Workshop Stencil Bundle

 To be entered into the prize drawing, please be sure to comment on the eclectic Paperie blog and on each of the eTeam blogs.  Check out all of the thumbnail links below to view the rest of the eTeam projects!  Enjoy the hop!

I was very excited to be asked by Kim to help eP celebrate it's first year under new ownership!  When Kim started this new journey of ownership, her goals included  offering lots of new products, ideas and inspiration. I have personally been inspired by the current eTeam members and have enjoyed watching them explore new ideas and mediums in their own creative journeys.  It was with that thought in mind that I decided to try a new technique (for me!) in using the Gelli Plate with clear adhesive (in my case, the sticky side to self laminating sheets).

First things first; getting out all the possible supplies that I thought I might use to make my mono prints.  *Note: originally I had thought I would use Distress Paints for this technique.  It just wasn't the look I was going for. While not pictured, I ended up using Claudine Hellmuth's wonderful paints instead.


Supplies:  6x6 Gelli Printing Plate (HIGHLY recommend the 8x10 one.  That will be on my next shopping spree!!), various stencils, masks cut from dies, embossed papers, Paints (see above note) brayer, non-stick craft sheet

Next; lay out masks in various spots on the Gelli Plate.  You will note that this layout is not the actually one I used for my final project.  It took several prints before I came up with the look I wanted!



The next steps are lacking photographic representation.  It would seem that somebody (ahem!) got caught up in the making of prints that she forgot to take pictures of the steps!  OOOPS!! Basically, I placed my masks on the Gelli Plate. Using the brayer, I applied a combination of Claudine's Dab of Yellow and Dash of Red paints onto the Plate and over the masks.  Carefully removing the masks, I then added some stenciling (TCW's Susana'a Arrows and Mini Ledger) and free hand elements, using the end of a paint brush, an old hair pick and a marker cap.  Remember, for this particular technique, what you see on the plate is what you will transfer to your clear adhesive. You also want to keep some areas free of paint.


HELPFUL TIP:  it is important to let the paint dry between layers to avoid making a muddy paint mess!

AFTER THE PAINT HAS DRIED *VERY IMPORTANT*, apply your clear adhesive to the plate.  I used the sticky side of self laminating sheets for my project.  You could also use clear packing tape. Burnish the adhesive onto the plate using a scraper or a bone folder.  Then, carefully, remove the adhesive from the plate.  If you find an spot of paint that didn't stick to the adhesive, roll back the tape and use your fingers or scraper to burnish that spot again, so that the paint sticks.  

After you have removed your tape from the plate, you have several options for the clear areas.  You could apply some printed tissue paper, dictionary pages, fine glitter, foils, or as I did, some Pearl Ex powder. I chose to use some bronze. I sprinkled the powders on the sticky side and used a "glitter" brush to evenly spread the Pearl Ex evenly onto the surface.  

WAH-LAH!! You now have a wonderful piece with shine and texture to add to a project!  

Originally I thought I would use my piece to make a birthday card (as this is a birthday celebration!) but instead, I went a different path.  I dug out a 6x6 chipboard cover (from my stash) and randomly applied a fairly dry brush layer of Claudine's Charcoal Black  paint.  


Using an adhesive spray I adhered my focal image to the center.  Pulled out some old idea-ology Alpha Parts and added them to the image.

Final project is still to be determined.  I am debating on using this as a cover to a small 6x6 mixed media journal (in which case I will decided on whether to use my Bind It All, Jump Rings or some other binding mechanism to put it all together) OR I will leave this as a little art piece for my desk.  





I wish I could have captured the lovely shiny sheen this has!  The Pearl Ex adds a wonderful metallic glimmer and the shiny surface of the laminating sheet give this another depth that catches the eye!!

Congratulations Kim for your first birthday at eP's helm!!  Here is wishing you many, many more creative years!





64 comments:

ParkNSlide said...

The colors are so vivid and the striped arrow seems to put just the right emphasis on your theme.

Glenda Brooks said...

This is gorgeous! Love the wonderful colors!

ParkNSlide said...

Your link on the eP blog doesn't work---I had to Google your name to find your blog.

Stef H said...

holy moly! i definitely do NOT have patience to do this. i'll leave it to you! this is gorgeous! but then... you have that magic touch!

hugs :)

Kim said...

Wow, Starla, that is AMAZING! What a great idea and tutorial! Thank you so much!! XXOO

Alina said...

Wonderful card!

Milla said...

That's beautiful!

Regina Hamilton said...

Love it. The colors are wonderful.

Dorothy said...

Now this is cool!!

Sue D said...

Very cool and thanks for all the tips.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Micki said...

Holy smokes, I'm so pulling out my gelli plate this weekend. This is stunning! I LOVE it.....and yes, I'm going to CASE it!!!!!

joy said...

Love what you created using your Gelli plate! It is simply amazing!

Tammy B said...

i am a sucker for circles, add those vibrant colors and you've got yourself a fantastic piece of art!

SusanK said...

O-H M-Y G-O-S-H!!!! I've never played with a gelli plate but can see I need to. And soon!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

So pretty and neat. I have seen this done before but I am so much more inspired now. I have to get this plate. Thank you.

Juel said...

Thank you for the details on the gelli printing, now I see what everyone gets excited about!

Tracy Heaton said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!

Broni said...

THIS is totally awesome and gorgeous, Starla!! Love the colors and all the cool patterns you applied!!!

JPScraps said...

This is amazing! Gelli printing is something that I haven't tried.....yet!

Laura Turcotte said...

AWESOME!!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love your style, and the love the sheen!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Starla, you are so artistic! The patience required for a project like this is truly admirable. Although I didn't understand some of the terminology, I so appreciated your taking the time to explain it all. Beautiful, beautiful work, as always!

Dana D. said...

Oh my gosh. What a wonderful style you have. This is terrific!!!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a cool piece! I really want a gelli plate....I'm putting it on my Christmas list!

Suzan VonEssen said...

Fantastic work.... I see a gelli in my future!!! Thanks for the great tips when I do get one.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

This is beyond amazing!!! I love the colors and the layout of it, really makes me smile!

Kelly said...

I don't have a gelli plate, but I think I need to have one now. It's going to go on my Christmas list. Thanks for the tips. Hugs x

Godelieve said...

Beautiful patterns on you gelli print!

Karen said...

AAGH!! I just LOVE this!! You were fearless with that gelli plate and I am LOVE it!

lastdoorstudio said...

So lovely.. The Gelli plate is totally addictive.. you almost forget you can try other techniques once you get going..

Love the vibrancy of the colors..

Sue Lelli said...

Starla, Your Gelli BG is absolutely STUNNING and I LOVE how you mounted it on black! GORGEOUS project!

Toula Makris said...

More gelli art techniques, YAY! I love your project.

Tracy said...

Yumdiddleyumptious Starla..wow..looove!!
Hugs
Xxx

Loretta said...

So vibrant. Very pretty!

Rea' said...

Starla this is AWESOME... love these colors the design the arrow; just fabtabulous !!

Carol McCready said...

Love how you did this. Looks gorgeous.

Lisa Reynolds said...

Very cool look using the gelli plate.

Mickie said...

Haven't tried the gelli technique yet but you sure make it interesting. Lovely project.

Sandra said...

very cool - looks like fun.
Sandra ltb

Iris said...

Love your technique - awesome work of art.
isoscia@aol.com

Denise Bryant said...

Anxious to try a gelli plate... looks like fun!

Kathy Harrison said...

Lovely creation. I have been wondering what a gelli plate was and now I see how this tool can make beautiful art.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is a great journal cover.

seahag said...

Very BOLD colors! Love the designs. The whole piece is so edgy!

Steampunk Suzy said...

This journal cover is certainly a delight to the eyes. I have yet to explore with this medium but having seen this it certainly makes me want to try.

Lynn Hardy said...

Lovely! Now look what you have done - I want a Gelli plate now!!!

ionabunny said...

Great gelli art. Love the vibrant colours against the black background

shirley-bee said...

Wow, what a fabulous work of art!

Lieve said...

Oh WOW !!! I really LOVE this ! What a great piece of art !

GA said...

Thank you for the tutorial! It's so inspiring! I really hope to have a Gelli plate soon. Your print with all the embellishments is so fabulous!

SandyD said...

Really love the way you've done this, thanks for the tutorial

Kyle4143 said...

Wow such a dramatic piece! Love it!

Jeanann said...

FABULOUS! Bold and beautiful!

Candida said...

Wow, this is amazing. Loved how it turned out. Great tutorial.

Julie Steed said...

I'm trying so hard to resist getting into gelli plating but you make it so tempting!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE, LOVE your gelli plate print, gorgeous creation!

grace day said...

So now I HAVE to get a gelli plate! And I might be up for days on end once I do. Thanks for sharing your techniques. I have a lonnnggg ways to go, but I'm working on it.

Kim Lemear said...

Haven't used the Gelli Plates yet, thanks for the mini lesson. Great results.

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! Love the different looks from the gelli plate in this hop!

Nancy S said...

I love the gelli plate technique! And your project!

Erin Smetak said...

Wow!! Totally love your project! You totally rocked the Gelli plate! (It's still a struggle for me!). I could look at this all day and keep finding new little details! Awesome job!

Sylvia said...

Well done, Starla, I missed this earlier in the week! Love your use of the colors and all the layering, just fabulous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super FUN!! :)

Joan B said...

wow. i am impressed big time. this is gorgeous