Monday, September 15, 2014

Expirementing with new techniques

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It's still STAMPtember, are you enjoying it too? This week is all about techniques. Such as, what is your favorite technique, or maybe you want to try a new one you've never tried before. Show us!

It been a long while since I played with the Gelli Plate. So why not expirement a bit with it. It is always a surprise what I get with it. I started to make a pattern with washi tape.

With three colors of paint (Ruby, Tangerine and Lemon) and Peacock Doily stencil I got the following result. A bit too bright then for what I was going for.

I applied a few strips of Washi tape in the opposite direction. With some White paint and without another stencil or something else to use for some extra texture, I made an almost whole white layer.

Nope, that's not what I had in mind. Well, why not try the Peacock Doily stencil and a baby wipe to try to get rid of some of the white paint? And it worked! Yes a new technique is born! Well for me it is... The paper I used is plain printer paper and you have to be careful with it.

I'm so not good at remembering to take pictures along the way. But the only extra step that I did was to create another layer with the Gelli Plate and Tangerine and Lemon. To bring the original colors back a little. The red was too bright for me. Then I adhered it into my art journal.

Layers, layers and more layers. So cool how with each layer it all comes together. For this layer, I used Gathered Twiggs and one of my favorite Simon Says Stamp stencils, the Diamond Circles.

With stamps and stencils I've applied more layers.

And of course, I need to use washi tape!

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Unknown said...

This is amazing Sandra! I love playing with my Gelli Plate , I`ll try this...

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous art journal pages Sandra! Love all the layers and mix of vibrant colors!

Annie said...

Hi Sandra :-)
So wonderfully colourful with amazing details. TFS and I hope I can play along

Best Wishes

Annie x

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Gorgeous art journaling page, Sandra! I love the way you make backgrounds!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Meihsia Liu said...

The background colors and patterns are so amazing, Sandra. Love your beautiful journal page. :)

Jenny Marples said...

Oh my goodness! That is such a clever way of using the tape with the gelli plate. It's produced an amazing page Sandra. Thank you so much for sharing. Jenny x

Sandy said...

Wonderful colors and design Sandra!
Sandy xx

barbarayaya62 said...

With this wonderful work you made me think to buy the Gelli plate! Truly spectacular! BArbarayaya

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Awesome! LOVE the effects, especially with the tapes! Love the color!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great technique! I love how you've created such visual interest with the negative space as well as the positive. I also adore the incorporation of the light bulbs, which give it such a feeling of whimsy!

Becca Cruger said...

This is stunningly beautiful. You are super talented and this project shows it!

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous pages Sandra and I love the backgrounds you've created ~ the colour palette is sensational! Hugs... :)

Suzanne C said...

clever clever! Love the tape idea. The pages just leap off the screen with so much beautiful color! Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

You did a wonderful job creating with your Gelli plate! Such rich colors! Very inspiring, Sannie!

Terry said...

Love your Gelli plate artwork, Sandra! I still don't own one! The colors are so fun and rich and I just love all the details! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

Anna-Karin said...

What a great effect you got here with the washi tape and the gelli plate Sandra! Very cool. Love the colours and all the layers.