Deco art fluid acrylics, Gelli Plate, Visible Image

You rock postcard

A painty postcard to share today. I created the background using paints and a gelli plate. I wasn’t really thinking about the final finish, more just layering up some colours lightly. Once I had the background done I heat embossed the Visible image stamp onto the card and then chose the you rock sentiment.

Next I added some stars using distress oxides to stamp them and on a few I also added clear embossing too.

I then doodles the border and added it to the Lemon Lime twist cardstock.

Hope the recipient in the swap likes what I made.

Happy crafting!


Gelli Plate, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette, Watercolor wings

More gelli print fun

I’m still going with the 31 days of gel printing challenge over on Instagram. Here are days 3-5.

Day 3: stencils

So I decided to change things up a little and use ink instead of paint for this… Love the funky nature of this print using just two stencils and three different distress ink colours.

Day 4: texture

Still going with ink and this is using the Marbled stamp to create a delicate texture for this print.

Day 5: crayon resist

This was another ink experiment which although it didn’t exactly go to plan still ends up as a fun result. I did 2 layers of gel printing using inks and some punched circles. I then used a crayon to outline the circles and add a line between them before adding another layer of ink. The above picture shows the result.

So now to turn them into something. Well I decided to make some more little hello cards from them.

I added white paint pen marks to this one to brighten the resist elements. Then I added the stamped and embossed image of the typewriter from Tap Tap Tap stamps and added some watercoloured shading. A graphic and fun card.

I kept with a delicate theme for this and stamped the beautiful Petal Palette roses and then paper pieced them before adding additional details in watercoloured ink. I added the sentiment using some alpha stamps.

I decided that this needed some doodling and then a die cut circle in calypso coral helped to tie the colour scheme together. Next I took a die cut butterfly from the stash of gifted bits and pieces and using Seth Apter embossing powders I used the watercolour wings stamps to add colour and texture. I also finished off with some black glossy embossing too. Then added the cute little hello stamp from Gummiapan and some more doodling around the panel.

Love all three of these. And fun to try new techniques like the crayon resist too.

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Deco art fluid acrylics, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Petals and more, Woodware stamps

Gelliprinting challenge

Hi… Yes two blog posts in one day… And they couldn’t really get more different from the Christmas cards I shared earlier…to gelli printing mixed media joy now!

So I spotted via my lovely friend @craftytrog that there was a gelli printing challenge going on in March… And of course I immediately wanted to join in! @birgitkoopson is hosting the challenge… but the best way to find all the lovely prints people are making is to follow the hashtag… #31daysofgelprinting on Instagram. That’s what I did.

So here are the first two days of prints I made…

First prompt… circles. This was a print using Seth Apter paint onto black cardstock and I used stamps and a bottle lid to create the circles. Then I added a little smoosh of distress oxide left from another project on top.

Day 2 prompt… peek through

This time I used Decoarts Americana and Crafters Acrylic paints and used stencils to create some pattern and then punched some circles to use as masks to create the peep through circles. As this is quite translucent paint it shows the layers beneath even with the ‘solid’ print on the top.

In both cases I then made something with the print…

First one I made a card. I heat embossed the Woodware image onto the background and then added Distress Oxides as watercolours to add some colour to the image. Nice and simple.

The second one I am going to frame and hang in my craftroom.. just need a box frame as it is quite dimensional.

I added some stamping to the print along with some doodling. Then mounted it onto the lime cardstock. Then I chose some flowers from the Artful Days goodie box and a resin Eiffel tower. I added some distress resist spray to the flowers and inked them with Distress stains and oxides to give them a more textural and mixed media appearance. Then added the sequin centres.

The Eiffel tower I painted using black gesso and then added layers of paints including some art alchemy sparks paints to give it shimmer and shine.

I did cut some of the lattice die cuts from the petals and more set and added these and adhered everything to the background. Finished with some splatters of paint (of course!) and mounted it onto black cardstock.

Love how both turned out… looking forward to more gel printing projects during March!

Happy crafting!


Art and crafting styles, Gelli Plate

Three love / heart themed ATCs

The theme for this month’s atc swap at UK stampers is hearts / love and so I made three cards that were similar but also individual.

I started with a few scraps of gelli print and heat embossed the heart from Watercolor Words using the multi coloured embossing powder that has chunky pieces in it from WOW.

I cut each heart out differently… one closely following the shape of the stamped image, one with a border and one torn.

Next I took the white card panel o was using as a base and stamped the word love using as many fonts as I could find in my stash and a range of colours to go with the multi colours on the gelliprint.

I found some canvas hearts in the stash and added those under the gelli print hearts and then mixed some scraps of cardstock and book print under these. In the same bookprint I found the words heart and love and collaged these on the top of the hearts as titles.

Really happy with these multi coloured layered little art pieces. Particularly love the embossing and the stamped backgrounds.

Hopefully the recipient will also like them.

Happy crafting!


Gelli Plate, Waterfront

Moon and Sun themed ATCs

I’ve found a new fb group who do mixed media ATC swaps and a few other challenges and decided to join in with the moon/Sun atc swap… here are my contributions using gelli print scraps to create my backgrounds for my little landscapes using the fab Waterfront stamps.

This first one I spotted a lake with the reflections and ripples in the texture of the paint. I ripped it to a smaller size and then added stamping of the mountains trees and the moon (including the reflection).

The second one was an inky gell print had a sun with beams of light radiating so it just needed some trees and mountains and some sand to finish off… and a simple mount of the white card ATC.

Happy crafting!


Animal Stories, Gelli Plate, Promarkers, Letraset

Circus ATCs – Artful ATC swap

February’s theme for the Artful ATC swap group is Circus. I joined in the swap at the last minute and so pleased I did as I love the cards I made…

The first one was a scrap of paper I had brayered on and I love the stripes as it made me think of a big top.

I added the elephant stamped from the Animal Stories set and then created a stripey podium for him to stand on! I added glossy accents to make it dimensional and shiny. Then added the card candi as the juggling balls!

The other one I found some circus themed papers and added them decided to add texture with my sewing machine.

Then I hand stamped the sentiment to add too.

Happy crafting!