Friday, 4 August 2017

Dark to light Gellis

Paper Artsy are having a Dark to Light fortnight and I have chosen to try one of the techniques shown on the introduction post here

I have followed Barbara Gray's video step by step and it looked easy enough... however the choice and order of the colours is paramount and the infinity of permutations means it is actually a lot harder, unless you have a lot of practice. Which of course Barbara has and I ... haven't!

So here are 2 of the more decent Gelli prints I managed to make, we'll not talk about the disasters, except to say they were even darker than those!


Support: Thick cartridge pad
Paints: Fresco (Paper Artsy) and DecoArt Mixed Media
Stencils: Garden Gate (TCW), Shedded and Sunburst from DecoArt

What is on the left hand of the pics is acrylic paint applied with a brayer, the paper being longer than the Gelli plate.

I didn't have time to create a finished piece with my prints but they are already spoken for and you'll get to see them sometime in September.

I must add that, despite the hiccups,  I enjoyed the process and look forward to trying again, maybe even before the end of the week!

Thanks for coming by,
Also entering the That's Crafty challenge.


  1. It can be a tricky process at times working from Dark to light on the Gelli plate but your pages shown are fab. The glory that comes with Gelli prints is that they can be a great base for almost anything and nothing goes to waste. Thank you for sharing your creativity over at That's Crafty and joining our *Anything But Cards* Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey.

  2. Lovely prints I look forward to seeing what you do with them as I think they stand on their own already xx

  3. Fantastic effect. Have a great weekend.
    Flo x

  4. A lovely creation as always Christine.

    Sorry to be such a bad blogger still, I can but hope for better health soon and to get back to normal again - whatever normal might be !

    B x

  5. Fantastic a project for the theme

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. I really like these Christine, great choice of colours and stencils. I hope you get chance to play again soon xx

  7. Fantastic page Christine!
    Alison xx

  8. Really enjoying these... looking forward to seeing what you get up to with them.
    Alison x

  9. Wow I love these pages they are just stunning.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x