I am way behind visiting you guys I really am - forgive me please!
The Gelli Plate - you know I have been on the fence with this, its been stuffed in the cupboard, paintwise I just cant get on with it, it doesnt happen for me. So today I thought I would use inks, and I need to go with something I am comfortable with - so I wondered if I could do a faux finish using the Gelli Plate and inks.
So I did a marble effect and I was thrilled with the outcome and there was no need for the softening brush etc. which I would normally use if using paints - its quite a process.
First thing was to press onto the gelli plate a selection of brown and yellow inks then go over them with the brayer, then take a feather or a liner brush, lightly damp and swipe it through some black ink. If you are using a liner brush hold it right at the very end of the handle and really lightly, you are aiming to use the length of the brush rather than the tip. Then just gently lay it on the Gelli Plate and twizzle it between your fingers as you create the marble effect.
I used Viva Decor Faux Rust on the frame and also added some Gold Acrylic paint as I wanted it to feel like an aged picture frame.
I used a vintage postcard of the Modestia which I then covered with Crackle Glaze - but you cannot see that very well at the moment. I also added Viva Decor Gold Glitter from the Glitter Pen - as I wanted it to look as though the frame had been richly jewelled at one stage.
Country View Crafts - which is Make your own Background in this case its marbling.
And also into
Mixed Media Monthly which is Glitter and also the uber talented Sara Emily was Honourable Mention for "Time Flies" - RICHLY DESERVED!!! Thrilled for you Sara!!!
Have a great week everyone!