Jeannie has set a great mixed media challenge this week….. using your fingers as tools. I finally purchased a Gelli plate, so I decided to experiment a bit. The brayer I have is only 2” wide and I was struggling to spread the paint so I spread it out with my fingers….worked a treat.
In the spirit of the finger painting challenge I used my finger tips, stencil and distress inks for the chicken wire effect. A bit of molding paste was also added using my fingers. I randomly used a stamp that gives a crackled look.
This was heaps of fun to do, I am trying to block out the thought of the mess on my craft desk, not to mention my stained finger tips LOL.
Thank you for looking.
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 GMT Views: 1116
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22267
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 7:02 PM
I knew you'd master the gelli plate after I have seen your incredible backgrounds! These are fabulous and so perfect for your silhouettes. I love the texture and stamping you added to them! Fun, isn't it? It's well worth the mess!
Registered: January 2, 2013 Location: Burlington NC Posts: 1730
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 7:55 PM
I think this is great! But let's not stress doing these backgrounds with your fingertips. I REALLY want a gelli plate and if dh knew it was possible to get this look without one...well...anyway, it looks like you had a blast and I LOVE the end result!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 8:53 PM
LOL my craft desk is ALWAYS a mess! The rest of the house is good though :) Anyway, LOVE this fantastic set of cards you made Susie!!! The backgrounds are wonderful!!! It seems like spring and fall to me, but they could be used for so many events! That makes them exceptional in my book! Well done, as always!!!
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 9:31 PM
Inky fingers is a sign of a true artist! Heehee! GREAT cards, Susie! LOVE your finger-painted, stenciled, distressed, pasted bkgrds! :) One note - I don't have a Gelli plate but I've read that you have to be super careful how you apply the paint cause you can damage the plate very easily ... just sayin. xx
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 7879
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 @ 8:36 AM
Oh Susie, these are gorgeous. The gelli plate made such awesome bkgs for the silhouette die cuts. You have inspired me to dig out tge gelli plate that I tried once and gave uo on. I love the colors and patterns in your beautiful cards.
Registered: December 15, 2011 Location: Abilene TX Posts: 11309
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 @ 6:55 PM
These are awesome - and it sounds like you had a blast making them! Great start with the Gelli plate - I haven't tamed mine yet - in fact, it hasn't been out of its cage in months. Maybe Francie and I can start a support group! Wonderful texture and dimension for your beautiful silhouettes!
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