Saturday 31 December 2016

Gelli print backgrounds

A few days ago Susan (AKA susanbri splitcoast stampers) and I got together to play with some gelli prints, it's a pretty messy process but fun none the less 😀
I made 4 or 5 backgrounds for future use but did manage to take the one with my favorite colours and create a mixed media background to use on some cards.

I took the gelli print and added some gold Viva Decor 3D stamp paint and sponged over a leaf stencil.  The gold has more of a green hue because of the blues, I also stenciled using black embossing paste to give it a little more pop.  The sprig of berries is from the Tim Holtz winter greenery die cut set.  I love the abstract art look of the background and am pretty happy with the final result.  I made four cards in total but have just posted two here.

I'm entering these for

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the cards, it's fun to get really ink/painty some days.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper:110 Lb white, 98lb mixed media
Ink: Ranger Archival Grey
Accessories: Tim Holtz winter foliage die, Poppystamp leaf die, Viva Decor 3D stamp paint, Stencils (Carabella Studio), sequins, Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle.
Techniques: Gelli printing, mixed media, die cut


Loll said...

Two amazing designs Christine. You have great success with the gelli print ... hopefully it will rub off on me at some point. :) Love the mix of layered elements. So interesting and beautiful at the same time. Great job! Happy New Year! xx

Teresa Kline said...

hello christine! these are both so pretty, I luv the gorgeous backgrounds...nicely done! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Bonnie said...

Both of these are great, Christine! I've never used a gelli plate and these make me want to try one. These are so perfect for winter cards!

Susan said...

Love what you did with one of your gelli plate backgrounds! The addition of the gold paint and black paste give it so much dimension. And they are perfect backgrounds for the simple white die cuts. I'm hoping to work on mine later this week. It really was fun getting messy trying out the gelli plates.

Trina P. said...

Cool cards. I've never heard of gelli print, but they do make fabulous backgrounds.