Monday, January 12, 2015

MC Jan/15 - Quill Easel Gelli Print Love U - Always Be My Friend

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan155_QuillEaselGelliPrintLoveU_AlwaysBeMyFriend.htmlI 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.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan155_QuillEaselGelliPrintLoveU_AlwaysBeMyFriend.htmlSo 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)

24 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is just gorgeous! Love every bit of it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Holly Young said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your process, and thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge too.

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful results, Yogi! An absolutely gorgeous card!

Wynn Walton said...

Stunning and I love the quote. Thank you for joining us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

Heather said...

Very interesting technique resulting in a very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon for our Sparkle and Shine challenge this week.

Wedgie said...

Fab card - Thank you for sharing with Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, fab technique with your gelli plate. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Lou Anne Hazel said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for talking about your process with the gelli plate and for joining our challenge at IA this week.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'New & Cute' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Christy Butters said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic work with the gelli plate. Love your design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Donna Idlet said...

Love your easel card and all the elements you added. Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Tammy said...

Gorgoeus easel card Yogi! I love the dies you've used and fabulous work with the gelli plate! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Lynn B said...

a gorgeous card, so bright and lovely words.
Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La this time.
Lynn x
DT

Susan Phillips Hickey said...

Great card thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Creations Sue DT xx

Cass said...

Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Linda Kunsman said...

here from IA-this is a gorgeous card!!

mixamatoasties said...

Great card. Very effective!

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.

Susan

Deezy said...

Very Nice!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Yogi, this is a lovely card! I really like the lettering...it looks sculpted, if that makes sense. I've never used a Gelli Plate, but I think you are terribly clever to figure out how to make it work for you. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Well, aren't you the clever boots! This turned out great! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card...makes me want to try to use a Gelli Plate. Love your letters the are amazing. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Teresa said...

Love your card Yogi and especially the beautiful stamp that you used. Thank you for sharing it with us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this month too!!

wendipooh13 said...

such a lovely card!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!