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Today, Saturday, is project 17, over at #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge – #31daysofgelprinting – #falliginlovewithgelprinting on Instagram and the theme is Letters.  I started with colours of purple and blue then added a little bit of black to the paint to form darker colours.  I splurged these all over the gelli plate then put a piece of crd stock over the paint.  I then used stencils with the darker colours and painted them onto my gelli plate which in turn got transferred to my card stock.  Once dry, I then used a white pen to highlight some of the outlines.

 

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Feathers

 

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Today, Friday, is project 16, over at #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge – #31daysofgelprinting – #falliginlovewithgelprinting on Instagram and the theme is Feathers.  I started with a Tim Holtz tag and painted 2 layers of acrylic paint in pink, stone and a touch of purple.  I then used a few feathers from a packet purchased from the pound shop by placing paint on the gelli plate in pink , putting the feathers in the paint, then placing a piece of copy paper over them and braying over the copy paper so as to cover the feathers in paint.  I then placed the feathers on the tag and again rolled the brayer over the feathers to transfer the paint onto the tag.  Happy braying today!

Lines

 

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Today, Thursday, is project 15, over at #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge – #31daysofgelprinting – #falliginlovewithgelprinting on Instagram and the theme is Lines.  I started with a Tim Holtz tag and painted it with 3 layers of acrylic paint in red, black and white adding rectangle, dot and hexagon stencils.  The 4th layer is black acrylic through a ‘writing’ stencil – which says I must behave in class – I’m only kidding I don’t know what it says really!

 

Tissue Paper

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Today, Wednesday, is project 14, over at #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge – #31daysofgelprinting – #falliginlovewithgelprinting on Instagram and the theme is Tissue Paper.  I took some other Brilliance inks and filled my gelli plate with them.  I then crumpled some white tissue paper and pushed this into the ink.  I then covered the gelli plate with other colours and repeated the process.  I then took some stencils and inked through them.  The stencils where then pushed into another piece of card stock which gave print 2.

Pigment Inks

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Today, Tuesday, is project 13, over at #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge – #31daysofgelprinting – #falliginlovewithgelprinting on Instagram and the theme is Pigment Inks.  I have had Archival Brilliance ink pads for ever, so I dug out my Tiramisu pad.  I also purchase some time ago (do you have stuff deep in cupboards never used!) Petites gel press.  These are small gelli plates in shapes.   So, I used the triangle.  I inked up the gelli plate, and then placed a stencil over a piece of card stock and pressed the plate into the stencil – result is a pretty triangle through a stencil and I have to say I LOVE IT!   I then did a 2nd print with the gelli plate so as not to waste the ink, again I really liked the ghost effect it gave.  I will definitely be using this technique again and I have more Brilliance ink pads in my stash – just got to dig them out!  Happy Stamping.

 

Heart

 

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Today, Monday, is project 12, over at #birgitkoopsengelprintingchallenge – #31daysofgelprinting – #falliginlovewithgelprinting on Instagram and the theme is Heart.  I started off with a few stencils on my gelli plate and covered it with red and pink acrylic paint over the stencils.  Once peeled off, I then inked the plate again and re pressed the card stock into the paint minus the stencils.  The stencils I then rubbed onto another piece of card stock, transferring the paint onto the card from the stencils, giving the 2nd rubbing.  I then went around the hearts with a white pen.