Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gelli Plate Background and Leopard Spots

Happy Mid-week everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I'm showing two pages in the journal that I created in a recent Mono Printing Gelli plate workshop.  I posted a few of the background pages in a previous post, but not these.   I stamped images by Designs by Ryn to complete the pages.

Design by Ryn stamps:  Selini (Moth), Leafy Branch and Leopard Spots.  

Miranda used the spots & a moth together in some of her designs as she could 'see' that a similiar pattern on the Leopard spots is also on the Moth.   I think they look great together.  The sentiment was a gift at the door of the Art Specially Event in Zeist, The Netherlands this year.  My sweet sister gave hers to me :)   Thanks Sis, you are the best ! 



I added Gesso in the areas to be stamped.   I used black Indian Ink to stamp the images and coloured them with Dylusions.  The leafy branch was stamped with white Pigment ink.   I coloured Selini with Dylusions inks (on my craft mat & brush) and highlighted with a white pen.


Here is the page folded out with the right side also stamped in similiar manner.  The sentiment is from 2012 Art Specially Event.



And below is the right hand side cropped



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley 

19 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card.... Gorgeous work....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Zoe said...

Wow! Stunning journal pages, love the whole layout, just beautiful xx

Patricia said...

WOW sooooo beautifull!!!
Greetz Patricia

chrissies said...

Amazing work and a fantastic background you created.

Love Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, I love the colours you've used and the sentiments.

Sue x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW Shirley, I'm always fascinated by your art works. The pages are both awesome, my favorit is the right side. Wonderful stamping combinations, and the colors are fabulous too.
xox Anja

Nan G said...

Love your pages! Youve created So much depth and movement...fab!

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful the way the two pages work together & I love the effect of the leopard spots with the moth's spots. The angling of the moth outwards on each page gives such an 'open' feel to these quite busy pages. Certainly looks like you're having a lot of fun.
Paula (PEP)

MaryH said...

Both pages are drop-down gorgeous! How well these images combined to make such a fantastic look. I'm loving the blues & greens. The gesso is new to me...do you put it on the paper, let it dry, then cover it, or on the stamp? Whatever, it's just a beautiful piece of work! TFS & I can tell you are going to town with your gelli plate. Gotta visit some youtubes. Hugs

Shona said...

AHH-mazing! LOVE these gorgeous pages!

Sandy said...

Very nice!! Did you make your pages first before adding them to a journal? I have not even opened up my Gelli Plate but look forward to playing with it.
Sandy

Miranda said...

hi teamie, lovely work with Sellini and the spots! I can see you've enjoyed playing with the gelli-plate, it's great mm? warm greet mirandaxx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow these are absolutely beautiful! I love these great journal pages, so pretty! Love the backgrounds very much, fabulous colours! Love the leopard spots and there is Selini the moth, so nicely done! GREAT sentiment too! :) :) :)
Thanks so much for sharing!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley. I loved the first image that you showed me but am so inspired by seeing the whole thing! These are beautiful pages!!! Love the addition of that lighter green on the right side with Selini coloured in blues over top. Beautiful! Going to post now :)

Bonnie said...

This background is even prettier with the butterflies stamped on it!

MaryH said...

Shirley, thanks for explaining...I appreciate it. When I get 'caught up' one of these days, I'm going to get adventurous with the gelli plate! Right now I'm hung up on Dylusions sprays. Can't handle 2 things all at once! Hugs

Ellen said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love what you are doing with the Gelli plate Shirley! Awesome colors and design= a real work of art! fantastic creation! Thanks for all the love you left on my blog while I was away! Good to get away but heaven to be home!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Big hugs
Ellen

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are rocking the gelli plate technique, Shirley! These pages are stunning!! If I ever get into this type of thing, you will definitely be my mentor!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley , I did miss these great pages, they are so beautiful ove your special background a lot, what a great design!!!you really created a wonderful world!!!

Greetings and have a nice weekend!!

Maria