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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. Really gorgeous, what lovely colours. Hugs, Valerie

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

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

    Sophie

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

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  8. Fantastic Shirley! I love thos color combination! Gorgeous!

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

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  10. Love the backgrounds Shirley and the flowers are stunning

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. Beautiful card and great background, Shirley!

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

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  17. 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

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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!

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  22. What a pretty and colorful card!!

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  23. 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.

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

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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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

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  32. wow such detail...such texture!

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