Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Seriously the best

Left over gelli print cards

I had a few left over gelli prints from the playtime…

So I made some more cards…

Again, lots of fun! This time I added some embellishments from Seriously the best kit and some printed butterflies gifted to me.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, That's the Ticket

Mini marvels tag book

Chris challenged us to use tickets and tags in some way as a journalling project. I slightly veered off the brief as it was meant to be expandable, but mine is just a little book…. But I used tags on every page so I think it’s close enough to the brief!

I decided to make the whole thing using gelli prints, and stash from the box of bits I have that included some preprinted quotes and some random bits of stash. So no new bits were really used. I also only used 1 stamp throughout which was the ticket stamp… very rare for me, but there was so much pattern going on with the gelli prints there was no need to add much more!

So here is a little video flip through… and then I have detailed pics later..

I started by having a good time gelli printing… mostly onto bookprint, but also some random scraps of paper too.

This gave me enough to cover the pages of the little journal signature and some tags from the stash…

Next I set to with 4 posca pens, an grey Pitt pen and some ink for edging and adding colour (black soot distress ink, black archival ink, peacock feathers distress oxide) and some scraps of book print or cream card and made each page up. I did each page as an individual page so although the patterns and colours repeat across the journal, each page has its own identity.

Super happy with this little project. Each page is 5×5 inches so similar to card front size I usually work on but nice to create with no specific aim and get a bit grungey!

Was also good to use some bits up I’ve had in a box for ages… the box however is still very full! Maybe I need to do more projects where I restrict myself to using stuff from the stash boxes and I might actually get them used up!

So that’s my project I’ve been making this Easter weekend whilst staying home. I am very glad my mojo came out to play and distract me. My anxiety has been kept at bay as I’ve avoided the news for 2 whole days! Now to eat some chocolate!

Happy crafting! And happy Easter!

Catherine

Darcy, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate

Coins for the UK stampers forum swap

I have another set of coins made from scraps. This time for my UK Stampers Forum swap.

I used gelli prints left from the Russian art dolls project. I covered the background entirely with one print and then stamped the letter and number stamp (from Craft stamper magazine) onto the whole base to make them all similar.

I then added the canvas heart sticker and took some other scraps and embossed the flower stamp (another Craft Stamper stamp) and fussy cut them out.

I added the paint dried up bit off the top of the bottles and a gem to the centre of the flowers.

I then used a Darcy stamp for the sentiment embossed on black card.

Love how they came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate

Russian art dolls swap

Yesterday I shared the “scraps” from this project… Today I share the actual project.

My friend Chris who runs the Mini Marvels group suggested something a bit different for a swap… we were to make Russian art dolls which was inspired by some thing she saw on Instagram.

I knew I wanted to join in immediately! I started by creating a batch of gelli prints at random … no rhyme nor reason to the colours or patterns I used. Just played!

Some of the papers I chose were plain paper, some were book print or patterned.

I then created a template for the base and cut them from mountboard.

My mountboard cutting skills are not good so each one ended up as an individual but hey ho! They were roughly the same size and shape so they would do! I decided to paint them with black gesso front and black.

Next I decided to add stamping and mark making to the gelli prints before I cut into them. A relaxing 30 mins went by in no time just doodling and adding random additional patterns with posca pens in pink, blue, white and black.

Next I decided to make one doll as a trial… and I needed to decide on a face. I tried a few different ones but settled on this one from my Badass artchick stamps. Love the funky look!

So first one made it was time to cover the other dolls in prints and start layering up.

I also added more stamping and doodling. The stamp set the face was taken from also included a stamp with the words

Empowered women

Empower women

I decided this would be added to each of the dolls as well as used on the back of each doll in some way. Wondering if you can spot it on all the dolls?

I then gave each doll a coat of glossy mod podge to seal and protect the papers and the doodles and added the pearl gem to the hair flower to finish off!

Once they were dry I added black gesso to the edge and covered any messes I created on the back with more gesso before I added stamping and details to the backs of the dolls.

Done!

The dolls have now been split into three pairs. One pair for me to keep, and two pairs have gone to their new homes.

Loved this challenge. Well done Chris on suggesting it and of course credit to @catherinescraftcorner on Instagram for the inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alpaca Pals, Artist Trading Coins, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz

Use up scraps AT Coins swap

Today I’ve got the coins I made for the Facebook swap group I run. Each month we do a swap with a theme. This month the theme I chose was “use your scraps”.

I chose this as I had lots of mini scraps on my desk of gelli prints and wanted to use them.

So I collaged the scraps onto coin bases and then mod podged them to give them a glossy finish.

I then embossed the Tim Holtz butterflies onto other scraps and fussy cut them out.

I then added gems and the sentiment which I embossed onto black card. I edged the coins with black gesso and called them done!

Love them!

And the project that I made to create the scraps … well I will be sharing that in another blog! Consider this a sneak peek!

Here are the daylight pics to show the colours better!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Brushos, Distress oxide ink, Emma Godfrey, Gelli Plate, Kim Dellow, Masks/Stencils

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 3

Hello… me again… more cards from the basket challenge…

This started life as a gelli print, as did the second card I am sharing and both of them I used Kim Dellow stamps as the focal points.

I used a layer of stamping onto the gelli print background… and then added the set of funky flowers. I also stamped the flowers onto book print and then coloured them using the brushos. I made sure that they were highly pigmented to create the really intense colour.

More posca pen doodling also added to the panel to create a frame.

I also added the little canvas tag and some twine to finish off.

Here is a better picture in daylight…

This second one I added some stencilling, to which I added doodling and I used the same trick of adding the flower heads as another layer of book print coloured with brushos.

This time the tag is a corrugated card one I coated with blue paint and added some embossing too.

I needed to add posca pen to the flowers too to ensure they had the same impact as the doodled stencilling.

And again another picture in daylight…

So that’s half the cards I made shared… Will share more again in a few days.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Badass Chick, Gelli Plate

A fun card

Today I have a quick but fun card I made for enclosing some swaps to the organiser over at UK stampers forum.

I used my mini gelli plates to create the background using distress inks.

Then I used Badass artchick stamps and Versafine to add the focal images.

I also added some pen marks to add some fun.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate

Christmas tree coins

The theme for the swap in December was Christmas trees… here is what I made…

Three coins featuring triangle Christmas trees

I made the coins by die cutting the mountboard and then added some gelli printed patterns using the fresco finish paints.

I then added the triangle trees using post it notes to block out the rest and using a dauber add the paint.

Next I added the doodling with white and black pens and a bit of pink!

Finally the stickers from the stash!

Love how these came out. Hope the recipients liked them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine