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,


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

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

  3. WOW sooooo beautifull!!!
    Greetz Patricia

  4. Amazing work and a fantastic background you created.

    Love Chrissie x

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

    Sue x

  6. 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

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

  8. 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)

  9. 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

  10. AHH-mazing! LOVE these gorgeous pages!

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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 :)

  14. 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 :)

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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!!

  19. 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!!



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