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Fri 26

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone! Today I have a fun background technique using a Gelli Plate.  This is a gelatin like surface that you can apply paint or ink to and create a print. 

To create the background, I stamped the flower images with Black Archival ink onto the Gelli Plate.


The ink needs a few minutes to dry before paint is applied to the plate. 

I squeezed 3 colors of acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate and used a brayer to spread the paint. You only need a small amount of paint for this step. Once the paint is on the plate, I used a few household items to add some texture.


In the photo above you can see how thin the layer of paint is. I waited a few minutes for the paint to dry, then added a layer of white acrylic paint over the whole plate. I used a brayer to spread the paint onto the plate.

I placed a piece of white cardstock onto the plate and rubbed it with my fingers to transfer the paint to the paper.


I love all the texture that shows up on the print.

Next, I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, then painted and die cut them.

I trimmed my printed paper and glued it to a black cardstock layer. Next, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the background. I spattered the piece with white paint. When the paint was dry, I adhered it to a green cardstock mat. I glued this to a white card base.


To finish the card, I stamped the word "hello" and used foam tape to adhere it to the  card front.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!










That is gorgeous! TFS

A new process that I have not seen before. Beautiful results!

Beautiful card....great background!

A Beautiful background and then those pretty flowers on top make for a stunning card. Love how you coloured the flowers.

Love this Donna!

Wow that is just gorgeous, love how you did the background and such pretty coloring!

Thank you for showing us that we can use a flower stamp as part of the gelli plate background. I never knew!!! I love your project. Beautiful.

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