It might not be my actual first; I’ve had this gelli plate for years and years. And it’s not tidy-clean, so I clearly used it at some point. But I can’t find any reference to using it here on my blog or YT – so it’s new to me at least!
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I decided to go with whatever I could figure out to do with it in this first playday – and might have some more play days to come before doing too much research about how you’re “supposed” to use a gelli plate! I want to see if I can come up with anything new just from my gut before being reined in by finding tutorials that give me the “proper” ways.
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I made large square cards….I found a box of square envelopes! And since Christmas is when I send out packages, I might even tuck these into boxes to save postage; use the holiday season to make the biggest cards of the year, that’s my theory!
Gelli plate papers, like any background technique, leave lots of scrap behind – you can diecut pieces, and I decided to do mix-and matching of trees using a die.
Design challenges happened here due to my random placement of the tree when stamping – but I solved it with a ribbon solution. The light color still lets the tree be the focus, but it fills in some of that blank area on the left.
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- Gelli plate
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- Hahnemule Bamboo paper
- Utrecht acrylilc paints