Odds and Ends….

Here are some random cards just hangin’ out….

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As a writer and journalist I love this Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous diagram typewriter — it’s a favorite among my writer friends, too. The two yellow backgrounds were made using my much loved Gelli Plate (see here, for more on my Gelli Plate obsession).

The white background was quite simple. Stamp in VersaFine black and call it a day!

And super fast, super easy:

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I first stamped the Hero Arts garland (F5895), then used Hero Arts ink daubers to add color. The “enjoy” sentiment is an old one, from Hero Arts Hip Hip Hooray CL494 set, but I still use it a lot.

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More Gelli-licious Mono Prints

In my last Fabulous Finds Friday I raved about Gelli Plates.
Once the prints are made (I do a LOT at one time) putting the cards together is fast and easy, two of my favorite words.

Here are some more cards I made:

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The prints work well on their own, or you can add sentiments:

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Remember I mentioned scraps? When I trimmed my papers to fit my cards, naturally I had scraps. Did I throw them away? Nooooooooooooooooo! Here’s what I did with them:

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Fabulous Finds — Gelli Art!

This is a perfect example of what happens when I am afraid to try something and then I do … and I become addicted!

I am now addicted to the Gelli Plate by Gelli Arts. I finally tried it while writing an article about mixed media techniques for the Fall issue of Craftideas magazine. (Shameless self promotion alert! Besides my article, the issue has three of my projects, with a fourth featured in the enewsletter.)

The Gelli Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is a durable, reusable, easy to clean surface that is used for monoprinting. The simple version: spread a drop or two of acrylic paint on the plate. Use a brayer to spread the paint into a thin layer across the plate. Use a soft object (stamp, bubble wrap, brush, stencils, etc.) to create an imprint. Add more colors if you like. Place plain copy paper on top of the painted surface, rub gently, then “pull” off your print. Not perfect? Add more paint and put on another layer. There are NO mistakes!

Here’s what I made (these are not the ones printed in the magazine.)

Here’s some of the pulled paper:

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And a few cards:

Just plain …

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And with a sentiment:

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Sentiment by Kaisercraft.; sequins from Lawn Fawn.

Stay tuned for more ideas … including how I used up the leftover pieces.

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