A mixed media card!

 Mixed Media Love Heather Telford

It seems that mixed media doesn’t appear on this blog very often but if I make a bit more progress in my art journals that might change. The card above features the first and only use of my gelli plate. I have seen lots of wonderful creating done with gelli plates but mine is currently stranded on Mount Techniques-To-Try along with other cool stuff!

I began by laying rose die cuts on my gelli plate then brayering red printing ink over plate and roses. I removed the roses before making a print of the pattern on deli paper. Out of several prints this one showed the most detail. I was going to throw away the very messy rose die cuts but a friend who was busy creating at the same time convinced me to hold onto them. Once they were dry they made delicate details which co-ordinated with the paper. I added some text to the paper, a solid strip to ground the embellishments and some gold die cuts for the focal element.

Have you gelli-printed? I intend to get back to my plate and would love to hear your favourite way to use one.


Stamps:  Letter Background (PB)
Dies: Camelia die, Love & Joy die (PB)
Inks: Red Printing ink (Speedball), Black archival ink (Ranger)
Cardstock: Mixed media paper, deli paper, gold foil cardstock

6 Comments on “A mixed media card!”

  1. Beautiful! Never did the gelli with a die cut but will try that! Love that you used the original die cut to accent the background! I love the gelli plate. My favorite way to use it is to use stencils. Place stencil on the paint (we use white paint and reinkers for an easy roll and easier clean up), pull a print, stamp a blank piece of cardstock with the yucky stencil and pull a third print from the plate itself on a third piece of cardstock. Then reprint all of them and sometimes reprint a third time. Great fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future!

    • Heather says:

      Thanks Nancy for the details; I will try your techniques and hopefully share them here. I guess the stencil is similar to the die cut but sturdier and able to stand up to being lifted and printed and reprinted.

  2. Ingrid says:

    Love it!!! I just got one myself for Christmas and am so addicted!!! Put my first project on my blog myself the other day. I can’t wait to see what you create. I love pulling paint off, allowing it to dry and layer , pulling a multi layer off at once….you get some incredible looks! 🙂

  3. Pat says:

    This is so pretty Heather and I love the use of the inked up die cut on the finished piece. I have a gelli plate and I haven’t used it that much but I have pressed several colours of ink on to it , spritzed and then pulled a print to make a nice background. I have also used stencils in various ways by removing ink around the stencil or adding ink using the stencil which is similar to what you did with a die cut, there are so many variations and every print is different which makes it such a fun thing to use. x

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful. I love the delicate die-cut roses. I’ve created prints from my gelli plate using a variety of methods but never using by putting die-cuts on the plate first before adding the paint as you have done. I like the effect so think I will have to give it a try. Elizabeth xx

  5. Jan Thomas says:

    I have a gelli plate that has never seen ink or paint it is in my stack of can’t wait to try that. Your card is lovely and I would have never thought it was gelli plate. ty

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