A quick gelli plate play

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It has been an age since I’ve used my gelli plate with paint and so when this was announced as the next Paperartsy challenge I knew I had to get back into practice.  I had a few duff attempts on pieces of scrap and a few good prints that will work for another project and one which was a very clean simple print using a Clarity framer stencil so decided to make a card from this.

Piece of 5×5 mixed media cardstock and although there are some vague patterns in the paint it is pretty much just the stencil that I printed.  I then masked off the centre of the square with a postit note and added some ink in Cracked Pistachio and Spiced Marmalade.  Then masked off the area where it wasn’t white and stamped the Clarity girl (Annabel).  I masked her off too (I have the coordinating mask so that makes it easy), added a moon mask and then brushed in a background using ink left on the stencil brushes.


I coloured Annabel in with the Spectrum noir pencils and added the doodled line to create the frame and some shading to give it some depth.

Mounted the print onto a kraft card blank to finish it off.

A lovely little arty print and loved my gelli print play! 

Entering this into the Paperartsy blog challenge and inspired by Barbara Gray as referenced in the original blog post.  I love her art work using the gelli plate and must now rewatch all her youtube videos.  I did use the torn paper trick on another print… wonder if I will get round to blogging that soon. I am also entering this into the Claritystamps challenge too where there is an Anything Goes challenge.

Happy crafting!



  1. Love the grungy look to your artwork Catherine – a great piece and perfect for the Clarity Challenge this month.
    Thank you for joining in with our competition & good luck x

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