Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gelli Plate Print and Alcohol Inks

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  We enjoyed a great long weekend and also time in the gardens. 

I'm in the craft room this evening for a change and thought I would show you a card that I created a using a Gelli plate print that had been sitting in my stash for a little while.


The smaller background is glossy paper with alcohol inks.   I stamped the beautiful Song Thrush Silhouette  by Chocolate Baroque with black archival ink.  I created the flowers with  Crealie dies (CLCS24, CLCF22 & Double Fun No 12). I coloured the flowers with Distress Inks before molding.

UPDATE:  I received an email asking if the alcohol inks would hurt my Gelli plate.... I thought it would, but see information below from Win Din.    However, I did not use Alcohol Inks on my Gelli plate.  The larger background is a Gelli Plate Print created with Acrylic paints on the Gelli plate.  The smaller background behind the bird is glossy paper with Alcohol Inks.  Sorry about any confusion !

ADDITIONAL UPDATE (May 22):  Win Din, talented mixed media artist,  left me this information in a comment on this post:    "I've been assured by the Gelli people that since alcohol is a component of the Gelli plates, the inks will not harm them. They may, however, stain them, but with prolonged use, so does acrylic paints to some degree".



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week,
Shirley

34 comments:

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW dear Shirley, that card is amazing, I love the combination of all details and the coloring is so vibrant, really an art work!
Big hugs Anja

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley--these flowers are absolutely stunning & I love your background!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing card dear Shirley, I love the greens and yellows, and I love the way you framed the stamping work!!!
Have a great time!!

Greetings
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Really gorgeous, what lovely colours. Hugs, Valerie

Gerrina said...

Wow, the colours look great and such beautiful flowers! Groetjes, Gerrina

Sophie said...

Eine schöne Karte, Shirley.
Und danke für deine lieben Glückwünsche.

Sophie

kaybee said...

Fabulous card, just love the colours, and the way the design flows.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic Shirley! I love thos color combination! Gorgeous!

Felicie said...

Wow What a beautiful card Shirley.I like it a lot.
Greetings
Felicie

chrissies said...

Love the backgrounds Shirley and the flowers are stunning

Love Chrissie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, this is stunning Shirley. I love the green and the orange/yellows together they make a great combination. Hope you are enjoying the rest of the week.

Sue xx

Pat said...

This is definitely a wow card Shirley and I love the gelli plate background and the pretty die cut flowers coloured using the distress inks. I love your use of black to contrast with the green, turquoise and orange. Enjoy your week! x

weim house said...

Awesome! Love your color combination and layers! Love the black! Beautiful! Thanks for inspiring! :) Have a great week!

Lori said...

Such a beautiful card - stunning backgrounds with those gorgeous flowers!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous card, Shirley

Margik said...

Beautiful card and great background, Shirley!

LonettA said...

Beautiful card with wonderful colours! I like the flowers ... they are so pretty!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The GP background looks so well with the Alcohol Ink, lovely combinations Shirley...and thos lovely flowers really are a great finishing touch.
Greetings, Alie :-)xxx

Karin said...

What a beautiful card, you created a great background with the gelliplate!
Groetjes Karin x

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely outstanding, as always. I have a bunch of gelli plate backgrounds that I still have to use. Your molded flowers are lovely.

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, this is such a beautiful creation with these Crealies flowers! Gelli-plate backgrounds are such fun to create........have to do that sometime too.......when I find my time bottle LOL, great work! hugs Miranda

Candy Slabaugh said...

What a beautiful creation! I love the bright color combo. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me the sweet comments on my Vintage Tag. I so enjoyed creating it!

Marisa Job said...

What a pretty and colorful card!!

Shirley Chillman said...

So glad you got it out of the stash and finished it Shirley such a vibrant piece.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and lovely colour tones used.x{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Janny said...

This is so beautiful, the lovely colored background and flowers. Greetings Janny

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for giving us that ultra closeup of this amazing creation, Shirley. It is scrumptious in every way!! I'm not even angry that my jaw is dislocated! Hugs, Darnell

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley, I had to stop by to tell you that I love the colour combination in this piece! Wow! The design is just beautiful too with the black borders.

~*~Patty S said...

Brilliant use of your gelli print paper
and the black highlights are so dramatic and architecturally pleasing!
Happy gardening.
We hope to reduce the size of our gardens and hopefully make them more manageable.
oxo

MaryH said...

Awesome look with the black and the blue greens. The alcohol bkgrnd blended beautifully with your gelli print. Marvelous match of the shades/colors on this look, even though done with different media & techniques. I love that new CB bird. The black frames on this pretty one really made the elements just sparkle so gorgeously. TFS & Hugs

Win Dinn said...

Wonderful card, Shirley, (you know I'm loving that colour combination) and I've been assured by the Gelli people that since alcohol is a component of the Gelli plates, the inks will not harm them. They may, however, stain them, but with prolonged use, so does acrylic paints to some degree.

Julie said...

I love your card Shirley, I haven't really played with the gelli plate but must give it another go. The flower embellishments go really well with the stamped design xx

Karen D. said...

wow such detail...such texture!

Karen L K said...

Such a beautiful card!