Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Let’s Go Fly a Kite Gelli Printed Cards

February 23, 2016

Hi there! It’s Marsha here and today I’m sharing two cards that I’ve created with my trusty Gelli Plate!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Let's Go Fly A Kite Gelli Printed Card

Have you ever wondered how to use mono prints in cardmaking? Then this blog post is for you! I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful flat image that you can then frame and adhere to a card!

Steps to create the mono print:
1. Create a couple of masks and stencils using the Joset Designs Kites and Rainbow Sky die sets to die-cut the shapes out of transparencies.

2. Cut a couple of sheets of paper down to about 6 x 6 inches (my paper was A5 size), choose a couple of paint colours and set up your 6 x 6 inch Gelli Plate.

3. Decide which colour you want your kite to be. Brayer this paint colour onto your gelli plate, layer the stencil with just the outline of the kite on top and pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.

4. Brayer a light yellow paint onto the plate, layer the stencil with the sun rays on top and pull a print.

5. Brayer a darker yellow paint onto the plate, layer the stencil with the circle part of the sun on top (making sure it’s lined up with the rays on the paper) and pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.

6. Make sure that all the paint on your print is dry. Now mask off the sun and the kite by adding a little bit of removable adhesive to the masks and adhering them to the print.

7. Cover the top 2/3 of the Gelli Plate with a sky blue paint and the bottom 1/3 with a grass green paint. Pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.

8. Remove the sun ray mask from your print, but keep the kite mask in place. Brayer white paint onto the Gelli Plate, layer a cloud stencil on top and pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.

9. Remove the kite mask and any adhesive residue. Let the print dry.

10. Mask off the print with the stencil with the kite outline and place one of the kite overlays in the kite opening. Stencil some contrasting paint colour onto the printed kite by dabbing it on with a cosmetic sponge. Let the paint dry.

11. Add doodles to the print with gel pens.

Of course I made a video so you can see exactly how I did it:

Steps to create the cards:
1. Decide on a card size. Cut a sheet of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card size.

2. Use the Stitched Oval or Stitched Rectangle die set to die-cut a window in the white card.

3. Take another piece of white cardstock and use the Stitched Oval or Stitched Rectangle die set to die-cut a stitched frame to fit around the window in the white card.

4. Adhere the frame to the window.

5. Cut the mono print to size and adhere it behind the window.

6. Adhere the window with the mono print to a folded card with foam tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Let's Go Fly A Kite Gelli Printed Card

Have fun mono printing!

Do share your cards in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group?We love to see them!

Marsha

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitches Ovals
Stitched Rectangles
Rainbow Sky
Kites
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape
Soft Finish Cardstock (12″ x 12″ Colors coming soon)

Other:
Transparencies
Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts 6 x 6 inches)
Acrylic paint (Liquitex)
Repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Brayer
Cosmetic sponge
Gel pens
Foam tape

You Might Also Like

8 Comments

  • Reply Shari February 25, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Love this! Thank you for sharing. 💗💗💗

  • Reply Raquel Mason February 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    What a fun project!

  • Reply Sanna February 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

    love watching the process! great video and such happy cards!!!

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt February 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Great video Marsha! I just have to try that Gelli Plate!

  • Reply Marsha Valk February 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Thank you Judi!

  • Reply Marsha Valk February 23, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Ooooh, Beverly! You just have to try this! Printing with the Gelli Plate is so much fun and there really is no right or wrong! Let me know how you get on!

  • Reply judi kauffman February 23, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Great to have the terrific video in addition to the photos and written instructions!

  • Reply BeverlyBL February 23, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Cute cards, and I appreciate the video soooo much. I’ve had my Gelli Plate for 2 years or so and have only touched it to move it around my craft room. It is very intimidating to me. Your cards look do-able. Thank you.

  • Leave a Reply

    %d bloggers like this: