Of course it's the evening... I'm waiting for another video to load that should be up by morning... so that's why I'm writing this in the evening... for a morning post! LOL! Now if that doesn't sound like a Jimism than nothing does. What's even worse, I think some of you are starting to get my Jim speak!
Anyway, last night, I got all crazy with the Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts! I received this for Christmas and never had time to really pull it out and play. I just watched my friend B do it and honesty had a blast just watching her work magic. Well, it was my turn to dig it out and have a go! You talk about addictive, this is truly addictive! The thing you MUST remember is to have a fresh stack of cardstock on hand, because you will be pulling monoprints all night long! Trust me! It's like this... "wonder what happens if I do this...what if I add this color....Oh that's cool, but if I do this what will happen." It was an awesome night for coming up with a ton of backgrounds I can go back and use when I need them.
So, not watching any Youtubes for instruction (go figure!) just going on memory (what's left of it!) I began my first prints. They are not the most artful things you will ever see, but it was another first attempt at something new. Pushing myself to learn new things this year...Gosh It's Fun! This to me would make excellent fodder for collage, mixed media projects and for me, card backgrounds. So, with that in mind, I give you a video and a couple of cards I created using the pulled monoprints as backgrounds.
Getting Gelli-fied Video...
The Valentine Cards....
YOU TURN ME ON!
BOUND TO YOU!
Well, I hope you can find some inspiration from these. I had a great time playing!
Have An Awesome Day My Friends!
The Gentleman Crafter