Seeing the Positives and Negatives

Welcome to my crafty blog. I had a lovely afternoon playing with alcohol inks, stencils and a Gelli Press, making a load of background prints today inspired by the recent blog tutorial from Barbara Gray over at Claritystamp. You can check out the tutorial, which has step by step instructions here –

I got two prints from each stencil – the one on the left used the mini Gel Press and the petite ‘leafy swirl’ stencil with alcohol inks (butterscotch, demin and stream) and acrylic paint. The one on the right is the impression from the ink that was left on the stencil after the first print. It’s very addictive!

I’d done all the work on the backgrounds, so decided to go for a simple card design that showed them off. for the first one, I covered a 6×6 card blank with a piece of dark blue card and attached the Gel Press print in the centre

I then die cut a white card frame for the print using nested square dies, and attached it with foam pads.

For the second card, I simply attached the stencil impression to a 6×6 white card blank, and then added a die cut frame in navy card, again using foam pads.

I haven’t added sentiments to these, as they’re going in my general stash awaiting an occasion. They’ll make great little notecards.

2 thoughts on “Seeing the Positives and Negatives

  1. I love these! The gel plates are so fun – I’ve had one for many years and have only played with it a handful of times. I’ve seen several other gel plate projects recently, and along with yours, have inspired me to play!

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