I can tell I need to be careful or this will turn into a “nothing but gelli prints all the time” blog 🙂 But it’s just so much fun and so addicting to make gelli prints!
When making prints, stencils are (for me) a must. I’ve used various “stuff” as masks and stencil-type items, with some cool results, but real stencils are by far my favorite thing to use for making prints (aside from bubble wrap. That stuff is AWESOME!!). And while browsing youtube videos on gelli printing the other day (clearly it is an addiction when you think about doing something when you are away from it, and need a fix 😛 ) I found a video by ‘sweetpaganrose’ on making your own stencils. And not just making your own stencils, but EASILY making your own stencils, for CHEAP! I was super excited! And I already had everything I needed to give it a try. LOVE when that happens!! For a heat resistant surface I used a flipped over cookie sheet because that’s what I had on hand. I did the rest just like in the video. And these are the stencils I have made so far:
The web-like design is inspired by a doodling technique from the “Journal fodder 365” book, the hexagons was made because of how much I love hexagons right now, the arrow and squares just seemed like good stencil patterns, and the last one was inspired by pasta. Yep, I was making spaggetti for dinner, with penne noodles, and thought “that would make a good stencil!!” The hexagon and the web-like stencils are my favorites so far, in case you can’t tell from the following pics….lol
As you can tell, I am loving my gelli plate! Now I just need to use all of the prints I have made…. 😛
Thanks so much for stopping by!