How to Use Your Gelliprints

When making monoprints (or gelliprints),  you end up with a lot of beautiful papers! Colorful, shiny, textural happy paper; even the papers you've used to cleanup your brayer, are very useful to collage with, or use them as backgrounds.

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How to Use Your Gelliprints
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I ended up with piles of beautiful papers after a session of playing with the beautiful Velvet and Sorbet dimensional paints on the gelliplate!!

I ended up with piles of beautiful papers after a session of playing with the beautiful Velvet and Sorbet dimensional paints on the gelliplate!!

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Of these 3 on the picture I chose this one as my background for an Art Journal page.

Of these 3 on the picture I chose this one as my background for an Art Journal page.

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I positioned the page in my stamping tool, to be able to stamp multiple times. First layer ..

I positioned the page in my stamping tool, to be able to stamp multiple times. First layer ..

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.. and when stamping twice it's nice and dark.

.. and when stamping twice it's nice and dark.

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I also stamped the flower part on 2 other pieces of yummy paper... first one

I also stamped the flower part on 2 other pieces of yummy paper... first one

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I also stamped the flower part on 2 other pieces of yummy paper.. second one

I also stamped the flower part on 2 other pieces of yummy paper.. second one

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I fussy cut them to add them to the stamped image in layers. I wanted some advice.. BUT O, the coffee accident happened; the coffee didn't go down the drain, but over a lot of papers and the project.

I fussy cut them to add them to the stamped image in layers. I wanted some advice.. BUT O, the coffee accident happened; the coffee didn't go down the drain, but over a lot of papers and the project.

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.... because I was not happy with the contrasts anymore ...

.... because I was not happy with the contrasts anymore ...

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... but even adding more contrast did not save it!. UP for plan B!!

... but even adding more contrast did not save it!. UP for plan B!!

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I removed all the flowers and went back into the stamped image with watered down white acrylic paint, filling al the petals to make it transparent but lighter than the background.

I removed all the flowers and went back into the stamped image with watered down white acrylic paint, filling al the petals to make it transparent but lighter than the background.

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After that had dried, I added some acrylic paint to add highlights.

After that had dried, I added some acrylic paint to add highlights.

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Part of plan B.. make the stained paper part of something bigger.. yes, this cleanup-paper-from-the-brayer is very much the same color scheme!

Part of plan B.. make the stained paper part of something bigger.. yes, this cleanup-paper-from-the-brayer is very much the same color scheme!

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So, I tore the edges off the main part, and collaged it onto a sturdy piece of paper. (I stamped some script in the background with black ink)...

So, I tore the edges off the main part, and collaged it onto a sturdy piece of paper. (I stamped some script in the background with black ink)...

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I heat embossed white text, too!

I heat embossed white text, too!

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Add black to where the white paint got over the stamping.

Add black to where the white paint got over the stamping.

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There is missing something!! I decided to add -- yes terra to the leaves, to add depth... with a watercolor pencil.

There is missing something!! I decided to add -- yes terra to the leaves, to add depth... with a watercolor pencil.

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BUT, then the flowers also need some depth...  also with the terra watercolor pencil.

BUT, then the flowers also need some depth... also with the terra watercolor pencil.

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A close-up!

A close-up!

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I added some stencilling with the Got Your Number stencil ...and now I am happy with it. To fit the journal I punched holes on the left-hand side.

I added some stencilling with the Got Your Number stencil ...and now I am happy with it. To fit the journal I punched holes on the left-hand side.

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A close-up of the finished project!

A close-up of the finished project!

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BUT .. you must have seen that I also created a card!

BUT .. you must have seen that I also created a card!

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YES, from leftover paints on the stamp I used to make marks on the gelliplate during making prints.

YES, from leftover paints on the stamp I used to make marks on the gelliplate during making prints.

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You can see how the text shimmerzzzz .. although this is another color (forgot to photograph it in a close-up)

You can see how the text shimmerzzzz .. although this is another color (forgot to photograph it in a close-up)

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It makes for a beautiful one of a kind card.  -  - flowers from Magenta, alphabet from Carabelle Studio-

It makes for a beautiful one of a kind card. - - flowers from Magenta, alphabet from Carabelle Studio-

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A close up of the flowers where I've added Fiesta Velvet to the hearts of them. That's it for today!

A close up of the flowers where I've added Fiesta Velvet to the hearts of them. That's it for today!

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Do you wish to see more of me: http://elliecreahoekje.blogspot.nl/

Do you wish to see more of me: elliecreahoekje.blogspot.nl/

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