I went into the craft den without planning what I was going to do. I wanted to see where my mood took me and it took me to my Gelli Plate....
I used my stencils and acrylic paint with my Gelli plate. I wrote a post introducing the Gelli plate last year and you can see the technique I use here.
My recent heat embossing post inspired me to incorporate this technique using a butterfly stamp and clear embossing powder. I stamped the butterflies and heat embossed them on to the card before using the Gelli plate, this meant the embossed images act as a resist and show through.
I was now getting giddy with excitement and couldn't stop myself from adding pearlescent texture paste over the top through a spotty stencil. At first I realised I had got carried away but this image does show off the colour of the copper, metallic acrylic paint I used.
Although I think I like it now.
My next attempt worked better.
I embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder again and used different stencils. This time I also spritzed the paint on the Gelli plate with water which gave it a watercolour effect.
Once I had done a few prints I started to look around the craft den for inspiration and the Lino starter kit from the Handmade Fair was looking at me, perfect!
As I was so keen to get cutting, I cheated a little and stamped the image of the butterfly instead of drawing it. The butterfly was part of a set I also bought from the Handmade Fair so it was a good excuse to also use my new stamps.
I mainly used the stamp to help me with the outline and used the different nibs to cut my own design on the wings.
The background is a print from the Gelli Plate.
My next fizzi~fun~friday is on 16th October and you can see what I get up to on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook during the day and then a post will be on here a week later on 23rd October. I don't know what I'm going to do from my list yet, decisions, decisions....