Hi everybody! So excited to be here with you today to share in another tutorial. I am thrilled with how this turned out and can't wait for you all to try it.
I started out with a dirty gelli plate. I never clean my gelli plate. I love the grunge the old leftover paints leave on my prints. It makes me so very happy!
I also use an extra gelli plate for rolling out paint. This is not necessary. You could use wax paper, scrap paper, craft matt, palette paper pad, paper plate, anything you choose.
For my first layers I stamp with some Art Foamies. To do so I apply the paint to my extra gelli plate and then either roll the paint onto the Art Foamie with a brayer, or press the Art Foamie into the paint that's on the gelli plate; either way works great.
For this print I used Spot On by Balzer Designs in white paint; and Midtown Mini Set by n*studio (Nathalie Kalbach) in Payne's Grey.
I let the paint dry in between each later. You can add even more layers if you like in as many colors as you like. Or just stick to one or two colors.
Once the paint has dried I lay down my stencil. I chose one that is simple and has a lot of negative space. I rolled out some black paint onto my extra gelli plate and then roll the paint onto my stencil.
Once the paint has been applied I remove the stencil.
I then immediately take another Art Foamie, this time choosing Rustic by Cat Kerr, and stamp into that wet paint on the stencils portion and stamp it off onto the background outside the stencil. Use the black paint on your spare gelli plate if you need some more paint to fill in the rest of your background on your main gelli plate. Please note when using text, the words will appear backwards on your print. But it looks so awesome, you won't care.
Let this dry completely. Take the time now to go rinse the paint off your Art Foamies. You can usually tell the paint is dry simply by looking at it. If you are unsure lightly tap an area to check.
Once the paint has completely dried, add a thin layer of paint over the entire gelli plate. I used two colors; magenta around the heart area and yellow over everything. Make sure you don't have too much paint or you will not get all the layers underneath. You should be able to faintly see the layers underneath through your top coat of paint.
Now pull a print right away. I just used a piece of white cardstock. Rub the back of the paper, making sure to get the entire thing.
Now isn't that beautiful!!!! I love it! All the layers and grunginess!!!
1 sheet of white cardstock, 8 1/2 X 11 inches
Paint colors of your choice, I used 5 different colors
Palette Paper or some surface for paint, flat so you can brayer the paint
1 stencil, preferably a good size of negative space (ex 1 big heart)
Spot On by Balzer Designs https://www.artfoamies.com/store/p311/Balzer%3A_Spot_On.html
Midtown Mini Set by n*studio Nathalie Kalbach https://www.artfoamies.com/store/c19/Nathalie_Kalbach_designs.html
Rustic by Cat Kerr
I do hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try for yourself. The possabilities are endless, now go have fun! Please tag me if you share your pieces on social media. I would love to see what you create!
Thanks so much.