Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving - last week I hinted that I had been playing with lots of inky painty layers with this amazing new product I discovered at The Queens Ink! Thought I would show you what I'd been up to...
It's called the Gelli Arts Printing Plate. They have a great website with some how-to videos and lots of samples in their gallery. Check it out! They have two sizes of the gel plates - 8x10 and 6x6 - I have the 8x10 size - that way I can do big or small projects.
I set out for pure play time, with a stack of #8 manila tags, my bag of crafter's workshop stencils, lots of acrylic paints (everything from cheap craft store paint, to Lumiere paints, to Golden fluid acrylics), some rubber stamps, a brayer, a craft scraper (or old credit / gift card) and some bubble wrap for stamping.
Here are some of the finished tags... fronts and backs...
The key to this product is lots of layers and contrasting colors. You can start out with a print you don't care for much, but when you keep adding more layers it often turns into a favorite!
So... I did about 15 tags, both front and back... but then I thought... what am I going to do with them? So I decided to trim the tops off the tags, fold them all in half, and make a mini book! Imagine the art journaling possibilities! Now.... if I could only find the will to do an art journal... perhaps a personal challenge for 2012... Anyway - here's the book and all the tags inside!
So if you want to try some inky painty layered pages - check out Gelli Arts Printing Plates! The possibilities are literally endless! If you want to see more - HERE is a link to their Facebook page.
Have a great day - I'll be back soon with some different painted book page projects... :)