Sunday, July 22, 2012

yes and no? maybe more like NO!!!!

Okay, yes, it's no secret--I REALLY like my Gelli Plate.  I wanted to do
gel plate printing, bought all the stuff to make my own plate, but procrastinated
so long that the Gelli  people took care of it for me and came out with one I
don't have to keep in the refrigerator, AND it won't get moldy, so YES, thank
you very much!

THIS I like:
 The lace was brayered over while it
was on the plate-- not only did it leave
great lacy marks on the papers, I now
have some "custom painted" lace that
goes with several of the papers  made
during that particular Gelli Plate session.

You can see bubble wrap spots where
paint was lifted off the plate before
printing, and the punchinella marks,
too.  (You can get punchinella free
from Blockheads with any purchase,
did you know that?  Just ask for it
when you order.)

So what will I stamp on this???
(You can see my very first go with my
Gelli Plate HERE.)

And now, for the "I'm not so sure" part:

It's an easel birthday card.  The flower colors match the bouquet that went along
with it, and I was aiming for bright and fun . . .
 . . . but I'm afraid I may have hit . . . well, somewhere south of bright and fun.

The birthday girl liked it, and that's what really matters, right? Used the
alphabet set and Honey Bees set.


Suze Bain said...

What on earth is a Gelli Plate? I will have to go google! Lovely easel card, it is bright and cheerful! xx

trisha too said...

Hey, Suze! It's like a gelatin printing plate, only it's got other stuff in it that keeps it from getting gross like the kind of plates you can make yourself. There's lots of youtube videos on gelatin plate printing, my favorites are by Linda Germain.


Diana Evans said...

I always learn about new stuff when I pop by!!!! love your cards!!!

Gio said...

I have a gelly inside the fridge waiting for me...I'm a little bit frightened about it I normal??:-)

Whimcees said...


It is bright and fun - and if the birthday girl liked it, well that's all that matters, right? Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Trisha, bright and beautiful. Love the gelli plate experiment.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox