Gelli Prints and Fun Foam Fun!

Hi Everyone!  My post today is what I have done for my Altered Pages DT post this week.

After recently attending a Stamp Carving Class at my LSS, Time to Create, I was reminded and reintroduced to the versatility of Fun Foam, which you can buy at your local $ (dollar) Store in an assortment of shapes and sizes.  At this class we carved our own stamp designs.

These two shell like ones were some of my designs from that day.  Anyway whilst carving these stamps I was thinking how great it would be to use them with my Gelli Plate.


The first of the above prints I have added some yellow (Gelato) to highlight the design, whilst the second was  a ghost layer of the first print layered over another print.

So this week I decided to break out the fun foam and play some more.

I used my Sizzix Border Strip Die to cut some shapes, some of which I then etched a pattern into.

By pressing these shapes into a layer of paint applied to the plate, it removes the paint revealing the design.

You can do this and then apply a different color over the top to give this type of result.

You can lay the shapes over the plate in any way you choose.  Using different colors for the second layer can give different looks - for instance this one has the pattern more subdued.

The best part about using the Gelli Plate is that there is always an element of surprise with the end result.

And I so love the results achieved layering the ghost prints (second/third generation prints) one on top of the other.  To achieve fabulous textured backgrounds with great depth.

And to finish my post today - here is another way to use up your prints which you are going to have plenty of since playing with this plate is highly addictive.

I have layered cut squares of this print like a patchwork and used some fun foam die cut shapes to embellish.

If you'd like to try this technique, you can purchase your own Gelli Plate and Acrylic Paint to get you started at Altered Pages.


Shazz said...

Love your storgae tin Danielle.
Haven't ventured into the world of gelli plates yet but they look like fun.

Tammy said...

Oh what fun prints and gorgeous colors! Might have to try using some fun foam!

Julie Short said...

Wow Danie I love where you have taken your class ideas. All these pieces are super.

Lynn McAuley said...

Learned so much from your fabulous photos, Danie!! What sensational work!!

Zella said...

WOW! Your prints are so amazing as the colors!

Lizzyc said...

Goodness this does look like fun!!

Salla said...

Your handmade stamps are really cool, and I'm getting more tempted to try the Gelliprint day by day! (Haven't seen it being sold in Finland, so the postage would add to the cost quite a bit.)

Also thanks for adding my blog to your "Blogs I love to Follow" feed! I'm hoping to get more readers so this is a great help.

MiamiKel said...

Check this!! How much fun is this, and my how creative!! Love the ric rac so very much :) this looks like it was fun to "play" with! Great container!!

Dawn Barrett said...

What a fun container...and a great reminder of the fun you had experimenting with printing!!