Round Gelli® Plates!!!!!
Oh my! I think I have found the PERFECT size and kind of Gelli® Plate for ME!
Add in some muslin fabric, StencilGirl stencils and some DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Acrylics and you have a winning combination!
Being a long time stamper/scrapbooker I have many sizes of acrylic blocks.
These 2 were PEFECT to mount my new Gelli® Plates.
As most people know, playing with the Gelli® Plate is a little addictive and EVERY and I mean EVERY print is different and it is really all about playing with it. I'm going to show you the 2 ways I played with these to get the prints I did for this project. Remember, it is all trial and error and sometimes the prints you think are going to be awful end up amazing you!
I also found out (by suprise) that quite a few of my own stencil designs from StencilGirl were a perfect fit to these Gelli® Plates. You can see all the stencils that I used for this project on my design page at StencilGirl.
Using a brayer, put down a layer of paint on the Gelli® Plate. Place the stencil over it. Use a piece of deli paper to "pick-up" the paint in the surrounding areas of the stencil.
I ended up taking two pulls on deli paper.
This is what was left on the Gelli® Plate and below a print that I made with that on fabric.
Here is another time I did it taking a print with fabric instead of the above step with the deli paper.
Add three colors of paint to the Gelli® Plate.
using the Gelli® Plate like a stamp pad, take a print onto fabric.
Now lay a stencil down on the clean Gelli® Plate and brayer paint over the stencil.
Lift up stencil = Awesome!
Now use that as a stamp right over the last print!
I spent about 3 hours making print after print onto fabric squares getting more excited with each and every pull! You can imagine I had quite a bit of deli paper pulls at the end too! Here is a photo of all those together. Of course, I had to cut them in circles!
After I was all done, I wanted to put all the fabric pulls together in some sort of project.
Since I was working with the round Gelli® Plates I had perfect prints of circles. I cut around all them and mounted them with Heat and Bond onto black fabric and then sewed an appliqué type stitch around each circle. I had enough for 2 pieces of black fabric. These will become covers for my next handmade Art Journals. I'm thrilled at the way they turned out!
The bonus! I had fun fabric on the back too!
I have to say, I have all the sizes of Gelli® Plates now (except the 8" round) and these 2 are by FAR my favorite so far!
They are also perfect for travel too!
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