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Friday, May 30, 2014

Thank You Mixed Media Challenges


I've heard people talking about gelli plates.  Don't have one, but was so inspired by Steph Ackerman at Eclectic Paperie-that I had to try something!!

I've had a couple of rubber shims to use with my Big Shot-but I don't use them!
I put some globs of paint on them, rolled over them, laid my Stencil by Retta on top and started playing!
Make no mistake about it-it was Messy!!  Reminded me of finger painting mess! LOL
But it worked!!

Below are some examples.  The right side I rubbed while the stencil was on top of the paint. Didn't get much color so I took the stencil off and rubbed the left side over top.  Look at the nice texture!!

 Here's another example.  I sprinkled black and purple paint watered down using a paint brush.
 Below is another example.
 My finished product!!  I inked the edges with Denium Blue distress ink.  Added a fussy cut stamped image from Unity Stamps.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp (stamped with black stazon)

I LOVE how it turned out.  Can't wait to turn the rest of the pages into treasured cards.
 I'm entering:  
Eclectic Paperie challenge with stencils
Simon Says Stamp "Let's get Artsy"
The Artistic Stamper: The garden
Unity Stamps: Friends with Flair

15 comments:

Erin Smetak said...

Gorgeous work!!!! Your stenciling is amazing!!!!! Way to be inspired!!!!

Thank you SO much for participating in our ePlay stencil challenge!!!!

Gaylynn said...

Wow, these are wonderful. Awesome mixed media art.

Ruby said...

Amazing mixed media projects.

Lagene said...

Beautiful background, Beautiful card!

KristyLee said...

Oh wow this is so very awesome! You have done a wonderful job! LOVE it!
Peace,
KristyLee

JPScraps said...

Great work! you're very creative at improvising.

Lisa M said...

It's nearly translucent in color...sensational look!!!

MichelleZ said...

So pretty! I love that background you created. Great stencil use! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I enjoyed seeing your work. ~Michelle

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic use of stencils, and of course Unity stamps!

Sue D said...

Turned out beautiful!

Terri Burson said...

I haven't tried gelli plates either but wow, what a great job! Always fun to experiment.

Marlena M. said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I saw your entry was drawn at Unity-praise God for this blessing friend!

Sue Lelli said...

Looks like you had FUN with your Gelli plate! You inspired me to pull mine out again! LOVE your stenciling, too! Great card! THX for playing with us at the ePlay stencil challenge!
Sue Lelli
http://suelelli.blogspot.com/

Sue C said...

Fabulous stencilling, love your card ! Thanks for joining us at eclectic Paperie. Sue C x

Marisa Job said...

Just beautiful!! Love all the texture and details!