Hello all! I hope you are doing well this Holiday season! I have been busy with cards and gifts the past few weeks so I have been crafting up a storm. Some of the projects required some cool backgrounds and so I reached for my Gelli Arts Printing Plate once again and played around with some ideas. I ended up with lots of prints that were “Meh”- just missing something. In once case I used a stamp to pull of the plate and printed it onto plain white cardstock. The print came out pretty clean, but I wasn’t happy with the plain white peeking through. I was in a rush so I didn’t want to play around with more paint and so I decided to try using Tim Holtz Spray Stains to color the plain white card stock, assuming that the acrylic paint would resist the ink. I was not about to try it on the actual print, so I tested on some “roll offs” (the paper that I roll any excess paint left on my brayer after rolling the paint onto the plate for printing). I wanted a Christmas feel so I decided to use a red spray over the green painted image. Acrylic paint leaves behind a plastic-y coating and so I was hoping it would resist the ink and/or I could wipe off the ink and leave the paint the same vibrant green or blue etc color that I started with. In general going over green with red leaves you with brown so unless there is a resist happening this color combination is usually a disaster.
But in this case it wasn’t :)…
So I moved onto the actual print and did the same thing and loved the result!
I filmed a quick video so you could see how it worked. Enjoy!
In the next week I have a blog post planned to show you how to foil on a printed/colored background and that are cut on the Silhouette. Happy Holiday Crafting!
In case you are interested in the items that I used they are as follows- they are amazon affiliate links if you care to support my work 😉
This is the new color by Tim Holtz Cracking Campfire:
Of course if you are like me, you might want ALL the items in the new color 😉 :
If you want a bunch of the spray stains, here’s a great bundle:
This is a great size for the Gelli Arts printing plate. When I am not filming, I generally use this one:
Here is one of the colors I used this Holiday season on the Gelli Plate:
Another favorite color:
And this mixes well with Teals and is a brighter green than a lot of the golden greens. I like adding a fluid acrylic onto the mix to make the paint roll better on the Gelli Plate:
Here’s a nice starter set for Golden Fluids: