Saturday, 28 July 2018

Courage using my Gelli plate

A while ago I took part in the Gelliplate challenge organised by Birgit Koopsen.
I learnt so much but this method is one of my favourites, it doesn't always work and is very dependant on the paper and image you choose!
I have used my Gelliplate to make a magazine transfer image using the method here on Birgit's blog.
I started with this image...
 ...brayered some ink onto my small plate and pressed the image on top - it is important to only use a thin layer of paint far, so good
I wanted it to be in two colours so added pink.
 A bit of a blurred image as I was rushing before the paint dried
I pressed on the paper I was using and..... worked(I did have a couple of fails using other images that I won't show you - tee hee!!)
I made a journal page to celebrate!
I used some Brushos and spritzed then added some Infusions
 Next I stamped some Carabelle Studio background stamps randomly over the page and stuck down the image
I stamped the Visible Image quote onto a piece of leftover card and stuck it on! I added some spatters in purple and pink and drew a wiggly outline around image and quote!

This is of course my latest page for Art For Arts Sake, still a few days left, at Art Journal Journey.

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


froebelsternchen said...

OH wow this image transfer turned out AMAZING! And I love how you celebrated this with creating this unique and so well composed page with it!
◘ Simply stunning ◘ !
You are hosting this July at AJJ in such a fantastic way - I am really impressed with all the varied techniques you showed us already! AMAZING! Thank you dear Chris! You just ROCK!!!
Happy weekend !
Big hugs,


Helen said...

whilst I wasn't following the challenge ( my gelli plate is still in it's packing) I did see the transfer technique - well done, it looks fabulous.

Cath Wilson said...

What a fab transfer technique - I love the way the transfer turned out! Great pics of the process, too. Glad I'm not the only one who has several failures first, though ;-)

Cath x

Little Artbee said...

Oh wow Chris that looks so very good, your gelli print is perfect. A wonderful creation you made. I like it much.
My first try to print with the Gelli Plate didn't work because it was to hot in our rooms so that the color dried to fast.
Your result however looks perfect.
Dear Greetings

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Chris this is a cracking transfer image, as you rightly said it can be a very hit and miss process but you must be so proud of this one and i'm sure this hit makes up for those misses. Fabulous page.
Thank you very much for the comment you left on my Vincent piece, I am humbled to think you wish to add me to your side bar Thank YOU.
Wish I had had mire time to join in more this month as the theme is a fabulous one.. Maybe next month I will get more time to play.
Wishing you a fabulous Sunday Hugs Tracey xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've made a lot of image transfers, but never put paint behind them. This turned out unbelievable, Chris. I was so impressed with the outcome. It's a fabulous technique for your theme at Art Journal Journey. Really, lovely outcome.

My name is Erika. said...

I remember you showing that before BUT I think my slow brain needed to see it again. What a cool way to make an image transfer. It comes out amazing. Love this technique for sure. You made a super page with it! Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

This looks a fantastic print using that technique, this will go on my try to do list, my gelli plate hasn't been used in yonks.
Your page looks super and its a good quote.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, that's such an incredible technique! I was so excited to see the resulting image, it looks beautiful and the colours are super 😁. I'm loving the page you created and those Brushos and stamps look amazing with the fabulous quote! Happy Sunday Chris and have a great new week! J 😊 x

Redanne said...

It was definitely worth having a couple of failures as this image is fabulous Chris! The quote really does say it all too! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous page Chris, it's a technique I haven't tried, I'm so glad you shared the process and let us know you've had some failures. I'll remember that when I make my mess!
Avril xx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Amazing transfer and the page looks beautiful!
Lula xox

craftytrog said...

Wonderful page Chris, and a great transfer! xxx

Jeannette said...

oh wow,the image transfer its amazing! love the face with pink colors,love this a lot.
wishing you a nice summer day.

hugs jenny