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Old 02-22-2017, 06:53 PM   #1
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I am about to venture down the gelli plate rabbit hole, thanks Youtube! I ordered my first plate, 6x6 size this morning. You know how it goes when you watch one video, it leads to another and another and another... I'm not complaining, I'm very excited about this product My creative juices are flowing and my muse is ready to venture out and try something new...
One of my favorite techniques for cardmaking is to create my backgrounds... I'm not a collector of printed scrapbook paper. Anyhow...


I have the paints, paper, stencils all I need is the plate...
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:26 AM   #2
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Yeah for you! We can be newbies at it together.
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I'm ready to play now! too bad work gets in the way, lol...
I'm going to make a run at lunch time to Blick Art Supplies and pick up a 8x10 plate...
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I saw your picture on the other thread, definitely looks like you had a lot of fun. I shook my head and thought, "she's going to regret buying a 6 x 6 size plate"! I"ll bet you're glad you took the plunge and purchased an 8 x 10.
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I saw your picture on the other thread, definitely looks like you had a lot of fun. I shook my head and thought, "she's going to regret buying a 6 x 6 size plate"! I"ll bet you're glad you took the plunge and purchased an 8 x 10.
Yes, I'm glad I picked up a larger plate, but I have so many 6x6 stencils so the smaller plate will get a good workout as well.
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I have a few 6x6 stencils that I really wish were larger because I love their designs. I have managed to make them work by laying them down repeatedly. I decided to accept the lines and broken pattern that creates, its not any differently than stamping portions of a stamp repeatedly on a journal page.

What I wish is that the plate was 8 1/2 x 11 so I didn't get white margins all the way around. Oh well, some of the white will be used for binding and the rest I'll just have to "do" something to/with when I journal. I also thing there will be time when 2 white edges will look good for a card panel.


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I have a few 6x6 stencils that I really wish were larger because I love their designs. I have managed to make them work by laying them down repeatedly. I decided to accept the lines and broken pattern that creates, its not any differently than stamping portions of a stamp repeatedly on a journal page.

What I wish is that the plate was 8 1/2 x 11 so I didn't get white margins all the way around. Oh well, some of the white will be used for binding and the rest I'll just have to "do" something to/with when I journal. I also thing there will be time when 2 white edges will look good for a card panel.


later, off to play...
You're so right about the 8x10 plate, I'm so glad I picked one up. I'm still waiting on the 6x6, but that is alright. It will get a good workout as well. I am luvin' this technique! As a cardmaker and art journaler this is what I needed... Like you, I'm off to play...
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I have printed up a good many sheets today. I will trim them down for layering on cards. I'll stamp/stencil, layer more paint and text, and put some cards together. I'll post some images soon. It's been a good creative weekend.
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I have the two largest Gelli plates, 12 x 14 and 8 x 10. I do some large pieces but mainly cards. I wanted to use my many (!) 6 x 6 stencils and like the repeat patterns I get in larger formats, which I then cut down. Sometimes I use multiple 6 x 6 stencils on one print, sometimes just one repeat. This makes a fast,effective master board I can use for multiple cards.
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Thanks for sharing. I picked up a 5x7 to use for cards and save on paint. I luv using them and consider them a good investment.
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Using some of my cardboard/cardstock stash:

I saved the cardboard inserts from new sheets and pillows a few years ago to "do something with" someday and that someday has arrived. A single coat of gesso did not completely cover all the printing but after a few gelli pulls you can't tell what the cardboard was before. I even asked my husband if he could tell, he was amazed and didn't want to believe me at first when I told him what it was.
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I really luv this technique and all the possibilities...
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Have fun experimenting, I love the results of the semi-glossy finish some of the papers have.
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Now that I have crossed over to the world of gelli printing there's no going back!Luv it!
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Who me gelli addict

you betcha!!
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Let's raise our gelli plates and say ... "this is my gelli plate, I own it, I luv it, and Yes, I'm an addict."
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I made a gelli plate and LOVE it! I've pulled so many unique, gorgeous backgrounds with it I'll probably never use them all! LOL!!
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