7 April 2013

Distress Paint and Gelli Plate


Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend! I had a lovely time at the Opening of The Craft Barn in it's new location, it's lovely to see friends and talk about crafts all day :D!

I've been playing with my gelli plate and with this plate speed is of the essence to get the mono prints taken  before the acrylic paint dries. I saw that someone had tried adding glazing medium to the paint to extend the drying time but it occurred to me today that Distress Paints are slow drying and I thought I'd try them out with the gelli and found that they were perfect with it. I was able to work longer with stencils and manipulating the paint before I took my prints and ended up with several pages that I can use for other projects.


I used the waste card from cutting some tattered florals flowers as a stencil on my plate together with a couple of other stencils create what you see above. I used part of the print for the background and part of it I die cut with the tattered florals die. Nice to have been able to use the die in two ways for the tag. 

The base tag is stamped with ditress ink and the light bulb image from a Tim Holtz blueprints stamp set as it was a light bulb moment for me :D. 

I'm entering my tag into 'a very strict challenge' theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.

Enjoy your evening.
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29 comments:

Buttons said...

Superb Chris. I guessed Distress Paints would be great for the Gelli Plate when I saw it being demo'd on C&C this morning. You've proved that in bucket loads here. Love the colours/patterns you've achieved. Hugs, Jenny x

Christina C. said...

This is totally awesome...I have yet to unpack my gelli plate! Happy to know that I can use distress inks with it! You certainly achieved a fabulous look!

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous tag Chris, love the bright colours and beautiful flowers!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris just love your tag and especially the gelli prints I see that the craft barn have the little ones in stock but I am Waiting for the big one to come in to have a go it looks fascinating. Glad you had a good time yesterday couldn't go myself had two windows repaired! Hugs Jo xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece, stunning background and colours. Love your gorgeous flower too. This is a very striking tag . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Danielle Champagne said...

Chris, this is awesome. I love the result of your "playing"with your gelli plate, yet to try this! the flower is totally beautiful!

Lou said...

Hi! Ooh sounds like the perfect day Chris :)have only visited once and would love to again.
Your tag is really** gorgeous,the colours are so pretty and you are very creative Chris.
BIG hug,Lou.xxx

Fleur said...

WOW Chris, sound like a great day. I love your beautiful tag with its happy colours.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sasha said...

Pleased to hear you enjoyed the opening day, Chris.
I don't know what a gelli plate is, but you certainly created something bright and beautiful with it. Your tag is fabulous! x

Claudine C. said...

This is great! I love working with my gelli plate and distress paints. I too did a project with one of my prints, it's on my blog if you want to stop by and check it out.

Claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com

Kelly Neis said...

So pretty! I love the prints and the flowers on your tag! I am glad you had fun at Craft Barn, lucky girl!
Have a great week,
Kelly

Candy C said...

Chris, this tag is so cool! I love how you used the waste from cutting tattered florals as a stencil! What a great idea! Your colors are awesome and the stacked flowers at the bottom look fantastic! As always...beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Chris this is stunning, gorgeous work bursting with colour, I love it...Melxx :)

inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful make trace x

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, you have achieved such a beautiful background with your gelli plate and good to hear how well the DPs work with it. Good to hear that the opening went well too. Hugs, Anne x

Michelle said...

Beautiful Chris, do I need to be trying these gelli plates I wonder??
X Michelle

Gio said...

It's gorgeous Chris!

Let us see your other samples!

Riet said...

So gorgeous tag.
Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful art work Chris.
Sandy

cathylynn said...

I love this look! Great flowers and thanks for sharing how you used distress inks with the Gelli Plate. Another fantastic project!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tag... and fabulous double whammy from everything you used - die-cut and stencil, tag background and beautiful flower. A fabulous make!
Alison x

whyducks said...

Sorry I was up to coming and seeing you on Saturday, but very glad you are back! Such a very pretty work, beautiful. x

Laura said...

Your tag is absolutely STUNNING, Chrs! LOVE IT!!!

Hugs, Laura

Lynnda Tenpenny said...

The distress inks did not stain the gelli plate? If not, that's a wonderful new path for experimentation!! Yea!

Lynnda Tenpenny said...

The distress inks did not stain the gelli plate? If not, that's a wonderful new path for experimentation!! Yea!

Anita Houston said...

Love this Chris!!!! The colors are fab and the flower is gorgeous! The paints make an awesome medium!

Lisa H said...

this is very very neat! I love how it turned out.

Juls said...

Gorgeous!! Your colours are amazing!! Hugs Juls

Brenda said...

Thanks for another way to use my Distress Paints, and with my Gelli Plate, no less. That was a perfect look!