A moment of delusion

There is an upcoming birthday in our family, and I realized a couple of days ago that I needed to make a card. My first thought was to use some gelli prints! (the stack of prints is getting quite big, so any project that uses paper is a much needed chance for possible gelli print use.) So through the pile I went looking, and eventually found a page I loved that would be a cool birthday card! But,(there is always a “but” ins’t there?) I didn’t have a contrasting color page that I really liked to use for the banner or inside the card. So that meant I needed to pull out the gelli plate for “just a quick print”. Go ahead and laugh, yes I actually was delusional enough to think that for a second 🙂 I did get the print I wanted, and I made it double sided so I can use one pattern for the outside and a different one on the inside of the card, both in the contrasting color I wanted. But then I had to add more paint for another pull, because I didn’t want it to go to waste….and, well, one thing led to another. Here are some of the prints I made with no plans for:

Art Journal131Art Journal128  Art Journal126 Art Journal125 Art Journal130 Art Journal129Art Journal135 Art Journal142 Art Journal136 Art Journal138 Art Journal141 Art Journal140 Art Journal133 Art Journal134 Art Journal139 Art Journal137

So yeah, the pile of gelli prints got bigger, not smaller :/ Oh well. It was a ton of fun 🙂 I used some Tim Holtz rubber stamps with the gelli plate, and love how they look!

And the birthday card is nearly finished, despite being unavoidably side tracked 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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10 Responses to A moment of delusion

  1. Beautiful papers & lucky card recipient. Post the card when it’s done:-)

  2. How lovely, I want to see the card please!

  3. coolquilting says:

    love the purple/green/blue one in the middle!

  4. These are very beautiful. I would like to learn how to make a gelli plate one day. Any good resources I should look up?

    • If you want to make a gelli plate from gelatin, there are many how-to videos on youtube 🙂 I bought a gelli arts gelli plate because its easier to use (you don’t have to refrigerate it) and it’s always ready to use. I Love it!! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Tracy says:

    I love your backgrounds. Have you made a tutorial for the gelli plate?

    • Thanks so much, Tracy! Gelli printing is very addicting 🙂 I don’t have a tutorial for the gelli plate, because you can already find so many on youtube. When I use my gelli plate, I try to remember that the first layer on the paper will be the background of the print. Then I usually pull a ghost print in a contrasting color on top of the background for the final layer. Also, after a few prints, I’ll use a light color paint to do a “clean-up” pull. Those are usually very cool and some of my favorite pages have been made that way 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!! If you have any questions, I will try to answer them for you!

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