So I've been struggling with getting a print that I like with my Gelli plate. I've watched a bunch of videos and (messed up) inked up a ton of copy paper and some cheapy cardstock. Once in a while I get something I like. Yay!
After watching this video from by Tracey from Lavinia Stamps, I accomplished the print above which I think is a start in the right direction. For my first attempt, I used Distress Inks, but it was lighter than I wanted so I tried again with Distress Oxides. It didn't apply too evenly, but I got closer to something acceptable. I used Catherine Pooler ink for the blue and purple stamping. (I really like her inkpads.)
The card with the gold leaf is the first one I tried after watching the tutorial. The Distress Inks turned out kind of light so I switched to Distress Oxides for the rest.
Tracey has some darling fairy stamps, and I definitely "need" some right away! Did you know nobody in the US makes fairy silhouette stamps? I couldn't find any.
I don't have a round gelli plate so after inking my rectangular plate, I added a circle mask before pulling the print. It worked pretty well!.
I wanted the words to curve around the print, so I used the cutout from the mask and a background text stamp.
This is the 3rd card using Tracey's technique. I added some black and gold splashes, edged it with black and mounted it on grapsicle cardstock from My Favorite Things.
Below is a great beginner project using the Gelli Plate and envelopes.
What a fun and easy way to jazz up your envelopes!. This video by Queeny-E was my inspiration. Brayer on some ink (I used Distress Oxides) and use crumpled paper to add texture. Tissue paper makes a really nice flowery-type of image.
The envelope on the top right was made by brayering Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide onto the plate and then pressing a background stamp onto the plate to remove some color. The bottom right was done by pressing rubber shelf paper onto the plate.
I hope you'll take the time to do something creative and that it brings you joy!