Friday, April 29, 2016

Mono-printing and Happy Little Stampers Challenge

Thought I'd participate in the 

If you know me at all, you know I don't usually make just one card.

When I sit down to play in my craft room, I make lots of cards.

I play with a technique or a product and make several things, sometimes
I don't finish the cards or projects right away.  Sometimes, the card fronts (or other projects)
get relegated to a basket on my desk for use in the future.

Well not these babies!

I bought a gelli plate a few weeks ago and it's just been sitting unused in my room ever since.

Well this HLS challenge got me motivated to break it out of the package.

I have to admit the results weren't what I had hoped for.

I bought a cheaper gelli plate and it very thin and personally I don't think it was
worth the money, BUT that said it was a blast to play with.

However, a few tips, use cheaper acrylic paints, 
as they tend to have a longer drying time or invest in an extender.

A couple of times my paint seemed to dry before I even got the paper to it and
I had all my supplies, cut and ready to go. 

Also apply more paint than you think you need and use a good quality brayer.
This too might have contributed to my disappointment.
I have a fabulous brayer that was a gift to me from a secret sister swap and
do you think I could find it when I wanted it. NO I could not!
I used an old cheap brayer that has seen better days. 

Ok, enough yapping, on with the cards!

Stencil used: SOA circle stencil
Diecut from the Beautiful World SOA Two Yous Dies
Stamps used: All about You from Beautiful World SOA

Stencil used: SOA circle stencil
Foam diecuts from the Beautiful World SOA Two Yous Dies

Stencil used: SOA circle stencil

Stencil used: Sorry I can't find the name of it.

Happy Crafting


  1. Wow, what a selection. You've done brilliantly with this technique and I'm loving the minty shade, especially with the white rose. So pretty.
    Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  2. I just love thee hazy backgrounds they look quite dreamy... super effect!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.


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