Friday, 7 June 2013

Gelli Printing and tag

I had a brilliant day with Andy at the Craft Barn last week attending his gelli plate workshop with Lucy and Petra. I have been playing some with one of the prints and produced this tag. I just love how you can add inks and stamps over the top. In fact if you count the gelli print as one layer there are in fact 8 layers overall. Amazing!

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The layers include -
Gelli print
Masking with black paint
Stamped plastic tops from small bottles in black and white paint.
Bubbles coloured with inktense pencils
Stamped Curio and flourishes  with black archival ink(Andy’s stamps)
Stamped text using picket fence distress paint
Added washi tape
Lastly the focal image, quote and other embellishments

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I forgot to take a photo of the print before I started masking, but this is an early stage.

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Adding the final layers.

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Well definitely different for me but greatly influenced by the work of Andy Skinner and his use of Decoart products.
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We have lost the sun today and it’s showery, perfect for the grass and garden though.

Have a great end to your week.

hugs {brenda} x0x

36 comments:

Gram's Treasures said...

Very busy design with lots to look at! Looks like you had plenty of fun at your class. You get a break from your gardens today too...enjoy!
Joyce xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is fabulous Brenda - the gelli print is amazing (it is now definately on my wish list!) All your different elements work so well too. Have a great weekend x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I just made my own Gelli plate, I am now more anxious to use it! ~Diane

Terry said...

I have been waiting to see your take on the workshop with Andy! This is totally cool and I love all those layers! I wish I was half as motivated as you are! Gorgeous all the way! I did hear a little about the trip to and from and that alone sounds as if it was quite the adventure! Hugs and enjoy the weekend!

Margreet said...

Your tag looks awesome, Brenda....what a lot of techniques!
I think you sent the sun towards us, because it is real summer for a few days already!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Your tag is fantastic, Brenda.

Have a great weekend

craftytrog said...

Your tag is fabulous Brenda! I love all the layers!
Wasn't it a great class?!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

My gosh you are so lucky kid - a day with Andy Skinner and participating in a Gelli Plate workshop. Wonderful - now it is your turn to show us how you did this. One great looking tag!!
sandy

2amscrapper said...

What a grand day and your art is brilliantly executed.

Redanne said...

Stunning Brenda, I love how you added all those layers - it looks fabulous! Just love it. Hugs, Anne x

Daniele said...

superduper hun
hugs

Von said...

Brilliant tag Brenda ! love the background :)
Von ♥

Dagmar said...

wow - it´s fantastic!!!!! Great artwork and i like it so much!!!!!

Julia S-W said...

Love what you've done with the print here Brenda. It was such a good class wasn't it? I haven't had much time to play since but I know it's already going to become an addiction!
Hugs, Juliaxx
Nice to finally meet you too! I didn't make it on Sunday to the Barn. I think a whole day class followed by another day there finally took it out of me. Sadly. x

Fandhmum said...

Sounds like a wonderful class, Brenda. I love your tag,
Rosie x

Karin said...

Gorgeous tag, love the gelli plate background! have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Kathyk said...

What a perfectly gorgeous tag and all from more or less one layer - BRILLIANT

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

butterfly said...

Wow - how cool is that?! The background is just amazing... glorious make, Brenda!
Alison x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
I love this piece of artwork from you, and it is a direction I would love to explore myself but here in NZ, Gelli plates are not around, I am loving all the layers, and how you have worked them to make a fabulous design, I am eager to see more.
Smiles:)
Sue

inkypinkycraft said...

this looks amazing, still cant decide whether to take the gelli plate plunge!? love your new blog background....wish i was clever enough to do mine!! lol hugs trace x have a great weekend x

Lillibelle said...

What a great tag with fantastic, gorgeous details.
Wish, you'll have a sunny weekend!

Marjie Kemper said...

It's like an 8-layer cake, Brenda... love this gorgeous tag! You may want to link to Carolyn Dube's Gelli Plate Party - her blog is acolorfuljourney.com

Junibears said...

You are so creative and clever dear Brenda. You try all these new things and show us how its done! Wonderful work! xx

Sophie said...

WOW!!!
Brenda, was für ein Tag...
Und was für ein fantastischer Hintergrund.
Ich bin schwer beeindruckt und total begeistert.
CHAPEAU!

Liebe Grüße von Sophie

Paula Whittaker said...

looks like it was great class to take. Nice tag.

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow Hun this is brilliant sounds like an amazing class,the detail is fantastic and love the image hugs Cherylxxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Owhhh I do like this, my kinda inky messy XOXO Zoe

Chris Warner said...

A beautifully eclectic background and a fab result. Chris xxx

Andy skinner said...

Love this Brenda, its exactly the kind of thing I was trying to get across... the gelli print as a base to build apon... lovely x

Deborah said...

Lucky you, getting to do a class with Andy Skinner. And such a brilliant tag!

Dots Dabbles said...

This is absolutely stunning Brenda!
Loooove all the layers.
Dot x

Gráinne said...

That's brilliant! A great pleasure to look at, so much detail and I LOVE the skull stencil. Suzanne x

Christina C. said...

WOW....an incredible tag!!!!

Shirley said...

Thanks Brenda for the inspiration!

Buttons said...

Blimey Brenda! Wouldn't know where to begin with something like this. WOW! So much to wonder at and take in. Hugs, Jenny x

Juls said...

fabulous colours, and I love the little pen nib!! Its the perfect finishing touch. Hugs juls