Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gelli Plate Art created with Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Masks

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Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Yesterday, I was up on the Hazel & Ruby Blog with a project that will utilizes multiple crafty genres - Fabric Stitching, Painting, and Mono-Printing.

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To create my 'Joy' Muslin Art, I took a scrap piece of muslin (cut roughly to size) and applied Gold Metallic paint directly to the fabric with a brayer.

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I placed several Snowflake Stencil Masks on top of the Gelli Plate, then applied red acrylic paint to a 3x5 Gelli Arts Gelli Plate (again, using a brayer).

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I then placed the fabric on top of the Gelli Plate and ran the brayer over the fabric to 'pick up' the paint and stencil-mask image.

To be honest, the image wasn't as crisp as I thought it would be (perhaps not enough paint or because I was using fabric), so on to Plan B.

Using the word 'Joy' from Holiday Shapes, Words, & Quotes set, I placed the stencil-masks directly on the fabric.  I then applied red acrylic paint to the Gelli Plate, using a brayer.  Using the Gelli Plate as a 'stamp', I stamped the paint to the fabric.  I removed the stencil-masks and viola - image created!

Note:  I love the small size of the 3x5 Gelli Plate....it can be used in so many creative ways, stamping, printing, etc.

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Using the Stenciled image as a guide, I stitched around the word, using embroidery floss.  Since the Gelli Plate naturally 'framed' my word, I also stiched around the edge to enhance the frame.

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Once I placed the fabric inside a small frame, I added strips of 'Wrap It Up, Glassine & Gold' paper to the frame, and aging it with coffee.  And done!

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My creative wheels are spinning with ideas using our Stencil-Masks and Gelli Plates.  They are a perfect match made in Heaven.


1 comment:

jbonomo said...

I've been wanted to try the Gelli Plate so thank you for the tutorial with great close-up photos.

1 comment:

jbonomo said...

I've been wanted to try the Gelli Plate so thank you for the tutorial with great close-up photos.