from my Instagram
Here is a photo tutorial for my Gelli Eggs
The supplies I used are:
First, brayer the three colors of paint on a portion of the Gelli plate.
Place stencil down and rub off some of the paint through the stencil onto paper. (the paper can be used as part of another project)
Remove stencil and roll egg over the wet paint. Dry with Heat it tool and re roll as many times to cover egg.
Use the palette knife to brayer Sunshine Yellow across the gelli plate. Add the snowflake stencil on top.
This time instead of removing the paint using paper, roll the egg over the opening in the stencil to add a different pattern.
Dry egg using Heat tool.
Apply archival ink to the stamp. Roll the egg over the word. Dry
Here are the three eggs I made using this color palette. Dina Wakley’s word stamps are the perfect size for this project and I love the empowering words.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you try this yourself I would love to see what you make.
I know the saying that it is Peanut Butter and Jelly that go together but I think parrot eggs and Gelli plates go together as well.
My little girl Mango lays eggs every so often under the coffee table. (they are infertile eggs) I can’t bear to throw them away. (I also keep all her molted feathers) I guess it is the same thing with keeping your children’s teeth.
This is Mango . . . . and yes you are right she is breathtaking, she is actually the most beautiful bird in the world.
Anyway I blow out the eggs and keep them. I am always asked what I am going to do with the eggs and I never thought about it till recently when I dragged out my gelli plate, some adirondack paint and the eggs. The stamps are by Dina Wakley.
then I did some with different colors
I love how these turned out. So I definitely think Eggs and Gelli go together!
I made this tag for a Make n Take at the store recently
Love this stamp set by Tim Holtz. I also used Adirondack paints, Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, Distress Paints, Perfect Pearls, Gelatos and Liquitex Ink
then I made this tag using Dina Wakley’s Paint, and a stamp set by Wendy Vecchi with Rangers Perfect Pearls. I love how Wendy’s stamp is so detailed and looks so realistic with the perfect pearls.
I am so excited to be hosting this fabulous retreat with my friends Dyan and Dina
I hope you can join us
So excited to announce I have a tag on the Ranger Blog today
I love the metal piece on the bottom of the light bulb. It was something I found in the parking lot. The wire at the top of the tag came from a broken light fixture and of course the computer chip came from a very old machine I threw away but, not before I salvaged all the interesting bits.
If you are interested in seeing more here is a link to the tutorial:
So I make a lot of Gelli Plate Packing tape. I just love this as a way to clean my plate when I have finished a gelli printing session. (who am I kidding, I don’t actually clean my plate, lol. I really like to just make the tape). So during a class I was teaching on Mono Printing I had the idea to see if I could stamp on the gelli plate with ink rather than paint and see if I could lift it off with the packing tape. Well I tried it and it worked.
Here are two pieces that have done using this process. Sorry for the glare it is not easy to get a photo of the shiny tape.
and a close up of the skeleton.
If you are interested in the process you can find the original gelli plate packing tape transfer video here: Gelli Arts Youtube
I uploaded a new video to You Tube and it shows this technique.
You can watch the process here
Supplies used are Adirondack Paint, Gelli Arts Printing Plate, Ranger Archival Ink, Tim Holtz stamps