|Circle Gelli Petite and Rings mini stencil|
For my first attempt, the celebrate card front, I used the Artistry Fine Wine ink pad alternatively printing directly through the Rings mini stencil, followed by a ghost print from the remaining ink. I loved the borders which Barbara Gray made using post it notes to hide the centre panel, so used the same method to add a border round all 4 sides. All it needed was a Word Chain 'Celebrate' stamped in Black Soot Archival ink (I love the Tim Holtz Archival ink palette!)
|Triangle Gelli Petite and Leaf mini stencil.|
|Before heat embossing.|
|Square Gelli Petite and Leafy Swirl Mini stencil.|
This set of four toppers was created using the square Gelli Petite and the Leaf Swirl mini stencil. I used the Fall Fiesta and Golden Turmeric inks, first printing directly onto the card through the stencil, then removing the stencil and taking a ghost print.
|My clean up card.|
This is the result of spritzing my brayer mat with water, laying stamp card over the top and brayering over the back to clean up the ink. I hate wasting ink and was pleased with the result.
|Finished? Not happy!|
|Oval Gelli Petite and Brick Wall mini stencil.|
My final project, was using the oval Gelli Petite and the Brick Wall mini stencil. I printed using Burnt Umber artistry ink alternating the direct through the stencil and ghost print techniques between re inking the plate. I found that the print was smoother if I used the brayer to add ink to my inking mat and pressed my plate onto the mat to pick up the ink, rather than adding the ink to the plate using the brayer. Once again I used my clean up card as the background and trimmed it down once finished.