I had an epiphany the other day and finally did some experimenting yesterday. You know I love calligraphy, love my gelli plate and would love to have calligraphy on my pulled prints... but that is not an easy task with a broad edge type pen and calligraphic style lettering since you need the lettering in reverse. Then I thought - the epiphany - why not make a print onto a 2nd gelli plate and then pull a print. It would get my lettering in reverse, and it worked, but with limitations... Thin lines seem to disappear. And depending on the type of paper used you get a wide difference in results.
So the words Love U on the front are done with a plastic glue spreader I picked up at Kensington Art Supply here in Calgary. It's about 1/2"w and I was able to manipulate my strokes to do some of my Funky Bone style lettering on the gelli plate without damaging the plate.
Next experiment will be with a narrower writing tool, more types of papers, more spritzing on the papers etc... Will eventually make a web page with my findings.
Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy
I'm using a quote stamps from Quietfire Design ("Always Be My Friend" 3 pce set)
And it fits for these challenges:
Gloria Design Challenge monthly Jan: choose paint, ribbon, die cutting, heat embossing, flowers/buttons/bling)
Inspiration Avenue Words to inspire in your art
Oh La La Creations challenge #171 words to inspire
Squigglefly SFC0215 Anything goes
Lil Red Wagon #270 sparkle and shine
Art Impressions Stamps #151 something new (gelli print technique)
Alphabet Challenge X for X-periment
Wags n Whiskers #145 anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces Valentine
All Sorts Challenge #283 something new/cute (the gelli print tech)
Crazy For Challenges #268 Fill up the craft room shelves (calligraphy supplies, gelli plate and Golden's paints, gems, ribbons, dies)
Hiding in my Craft Room #182 use your scraps (all the quilled pieces, red cardstock)
Sweet Stampin Challenge girlie with no pink
Fashionable Stamping #89 something new (gelli print technique)