Jul 1, 2014

Stencil cards.

Hello Everyone,
 I used one stencil, two colours with a touch of transparent paint added and the Gelli plate. (Gelli printing video here. )
The card shape was cut on the cricut.
I am entering this card into the Penny Black and More Challenge:  
'Use Your Favourite Stamp'.
This was the first butterfly stamp I purchased, it is a large stamp and perfect for fussy cutting and embossing it also has spaces if one chooses to doodle; It is very versatile in creating different looks. Definitely my favourite on the shelf.
 'Blue Wings'(2422J).

 Gelli plate, Paints and Stencil.
 Brayer with Raw Umber Acrylic.
 Lay the stencil on top.
 Brayer Iridescent Gold and a touch of transparent Iron oxide.
Lift  the first print off with deli paper.
Remove the stencil, and you are left with a design.
 Lift off your final print onto card stock.
 Stamp the butterfly x2 in Black Archival.
 Fussy cut and adhere the cold laminate butterfly on top.

 Add a sentiment.
  I also made a few in Black and White.
This butterfly was cut from the deli paper.

And as promised this is how to make a substitute for a Gelli plate:
 Cover a glass chopping board with a towel and Black plastic then tape tightly until you have a smooth flat surface. 

Hope you will enter this months Challenge at CVC, we would love to see your creations, there is more wonderful inspiration for you to salivate over and covering a few genres here.

P.S.... Rob is feeling much better, and is looking forward to returning to work in two weeks time, he is going stir crazy at home, not with me I am pleased to say but because he is so bored. I do understand how hard it is for him to adjust to quiet non eventful days.

Some of the Products used:
Golden Acrylic Paints.
Cold Laminate


Inkypinkycraft said...

great use of the stencil , the background is gorgeous x

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue and thank you for sharing such a comprehensive step by step. I love the layers and paint choices and those beautiful butterflies. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning pieces and fantastic step by step photos, really love these and great use of the stenciling technique! Wonderful colours too!

Doreen said...

Love how you used your stencil,just gorgeous.xxx

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Sue. I've just spend the last 30 minutes watching You tube videos on Gelli plates! Your background is fabulous.

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulous pieces Sue, love how you created your gorgeous backgrounds with the stunning colours! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Rosemary said...

another stunning piece of paper crafting sue!! love all the dimension that you created with the stencils, paints and the gelli plate... just exquisite!!

butterfly said...

Ooh, how fabulous that distressed gilded damask looks in the background - brilliant paint effects. The whole thing has a wonderful faded glamour - beautiful, Sue!
Alison xx

brenda said...

So beautiful Sue and perfect attention to all the little details.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More.

B x

Chris Warner said...

Ooooo, I'm drooling.... love how you've used the GP especially with metallics, they can be very awkward. Great use of stencils and beautifully executed to get this GORGEOUS result! The butterfly really draws the eye too, love it! Chris xxx

KarenB said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the richness and elegance of the gilded effect.
Thanks for sharing the alternative to a gelli plate - what a great idea :)

Elly said...

Wow....i'm normaly not very interested in Gelli plate backgrounds but yours...wow..wow..wow...awesome. Maybe it's because you've used some of my favorite colours...and you didn't created some of these wild backgrounds. Thanks for showing me an elegant background. I think i have to get out my plate again... Your card is stunning, Sue

Mary J said...

Oh wow - again, Sue! You are so amazing with mixed media - I wish I could be so creative!!

Martina2801 said...

Hi dear Sue, this piece is creative and beautiful. The background so eye-catching and the colours perfect. Really great work!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Sue! This is a fabulous piece of art! The tutorial is great to follow, too. (I just bought a gelli plate, but haven't used it yet.)

scrappymo! said...

A gorgeous card. Love the step by step technique. It really helps to see the process.

Greta said...

Oh wow--what a stunner, Sue! One of my favorites--love the colors! So glad Rob is doing well & your marriage is still intact--LOL!

Bonnie McLain said...

BEAUTIFUL in all ways... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Dee Adams said...

Wow really like the effects with the gelli plate I have to say this is the first time I have seen a design that I really like a truly stunning card also in the black and white. Dee