Sunday, April 28, 2013

(yet more) freebie gelli prints

I luuuuuve this batch. Love the colors, love the shapes. Love. Love. Love.

I'm finally getting a grip on how to put down the layers so that the end result is what I had in mind. These are all done on cereal boxes roughly cut to the size of the plate, 8x10". 

Started with at least two layers of a bright but fairly dark blue done without much in mind except getting some color on the cardboard. Began adding turquoise to the blue for the next few layers and doing some sort of texture, either bubble wrap, a stencil, that marker holder thing that makes dots - anything to get something other than a smooth sheet of color.


I did about 12 of these in rotation, pulling one and setting it aside to dry, doing the one next to it, etc, until everything was well covered with 6-8 layers of blue/turquoise. Then I let them dry while I went off and did something else that I can't remember now (this was a few weeks ago) and when I came back, it was time for the oranges and rusts!


These I did thru stencils or by laying down color on the plate, pulling some back off with bubble wrap, pressing the bubble wrap to a cardboard, then putting another cardboard onto the plate. There are so many ways to use color and implements with the gelli plate - I'm still figuring out new ways to do things.


Anyway, this batch came out just like I'd hoped because after Rhonda was here on Easter Sunday, I had gelli print envy something fierce and had to make some of my own like hers that I so admired. Job accomplished! Then I scanned them for posterity and cut them in half for postcards. 

Scanned at 300dpi, use them however you like, just don't sell them. 

Linking up to Mandarin Orange Monday.








14 comments:

  1. Oh Leslie these are magnificent! Best gellis ever!! And I even recognize a few of the stencils LOL... I just love these colors! Thanks for posting them -- gonna grab a few now!

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  2. Heisann! Great prints, I have a an apron in such a pattern!

    Anita Lindert, wo comments above yours, gave me the name of the plant ;:OD)

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  3. Beautiful prints! Thanks for sharing with A Colorful Gelli Print Party!

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  4. These are beautiful! Love the colors!! My favorite is the 3rd one from the bottom!

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  5. These are just gorgeous! The third one with the stripes is so 3-D... Looks like the orange pops off the page. TFS!!!

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  6. Beautiful colours...my fav is the 5th one! yummy!!!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous prints! Love them ... I so love the orange turqoise combo. Suzanne

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  8. Fabulous prints! They leapt right off the page at me from Crarolyn's site.

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  9. great, love the colours. x

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  10. Gorgeous prints. My favorite one has orange stripes!

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  11. Sounds like you are having fabulous fun with your Gelli Plate. I am loving the combination of the turquoise and orange. All your prints are great, but I particularly love the fifth one with the darker blue it reminded me of Vincent van Gogh Starry Night.

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    1. I AM having fabulous fun with it! The fifth one wasn't one of my faves but it's growing on me, especially now that you pointed that out.

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  12. Leslie I am so sorry I am very late responding.....but I do love your work - in particular the artwork you shared on Mandarin Orange Monday. It really is glowing and almost magical. Thank you so much .

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  13. Love all your layers and the colors you used. Patience seems to be the word that comes to mind when I read your post and having an end goal. I need to practice that.

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