Monday, March 11, 2013

Jumping on the Bandwagon

After seeing a ton of videos, art journaling pages, and tags made with the Gelli Plate I decided I had to give this fun new product a try. I just received my Gelli Plate over the weekend and decided to jump right on in a create an art journal page.

I am not going to show all of the steps on how I created this using the Gelli Plate, but if you have not seen this in action you can search You Tube or go directly to Gelli Arts. For the background I used a dark and light green paint on my gelli plate and then stamped into that with a Dylusions leaf stamp. I am submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Challenge a bit of Green. Next I used coral and a light yellow paint with a new stencil called Scallop Flowers by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.

To finish off the edges I went around the page with some Gelatos and blended them in with water.

Next I added the tree, which I just hand cut out. The deer was cut out of the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight Die. I used white acrylic paint to add a few accents to the deer.

I stamped the leaves and bushes, another Dylusions stamp, onto blue cardstock using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I thought the bushes needed a bit of pop so used coral paint to add some more interest.

The challenge over at the Frilly and Funky blog is William Morris. I was attempting to keep the page muted in color with not too many chunky embellishments. This was difficult for me as I tend to keep adding layers. I think I was able to accomplish this and in the end I was pretty happy at my first attempt with the Gelli Plate. As always, I appreciate you stopping by.

7 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I would never have believed this was your first play with a Gelli Plate!! What a fantastic job you've made of using it. Love that you've been able to get so much detail into this work of art without using lots and lots of layers. In fact I'd say you've got it spot on. Thanks for sharing this with us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. Gorgeous! Love your Gelli background, and that tree is gorgeous! Love the deer too! Fabulous page!

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  3. Fantastic ! Love the colours and the design with the trees. You will love your Gelli plate it really is addictive ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  4. you have created a beautiful piece still thinking about taking the gelli plate plunge! thanks for joining us at our william morris inspired challenge at frilly and funkie hugs trace x

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