Learn fun stamping techniques with Fairy Stamper stamps.
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I enjoy creating my own textured papers using a variety of different techniques. For my Fairy Stampers Video Design post this month, I used a bulrushes stamp in different ways to create the background paper for my card. Another Fairy Stampers stamp was used for the sentiment. This was a fun card to make.
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The card came together in a two-step process. The first was creating the background, and the second was creating the sentiment strip.
After embossing the cardstock, the sentiment was stamped on top. Since the embossed cardstock has texture, the stamp needed to be applied more than once.
Once the parts of the card were made, it was time to put it all together. A tape runner and foam tape were used.
Here is a close-up shot of the card so you can see the texture and misting spray as well as the raised sentiment. You can really see how the colors work together in this image.
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Making a fairy card with a Gelli Plate background. #sponsored #affiliate @fairystamper
I have a video tutorial up on the Fairy Stampers YouTube channel. As a part of their video design team, I post tutorials twice a month. Today I am using a Gelli Plate to make the background image along with the Moana stamp fairy. The Gelli Plate technique I am using is with alcohol inks and acrylic paint. It is really fun and addictive.
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The Works Board
mini Maker die cutter
card stock – green and white
Distress Oxide stamp pads
Best Glue Ever
black ink pad
I added details on the inside of the card as well. A strip of the Gelli Plate print that I had trimmed off the background and an additional die-cut leaf. These elements add a surprise when the card is open as well as linking to the front of the card.
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I know a lot of crafters want to flip a stamped image. It seems like when you have a stamp facing one direction, you find a way you want to use it the reverse direction, but how do you accomplish that? I found a simple, easy way with a tool I already had in my collection.
When you use this technique, the reverse image is a bit lighter but when colored in, the difference isn’t as noticeable.
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Learn how to make your own gelli plate with these simple ingredients.
A few days ago, I had never heard of a Gelli Plate. I was browsing Link Parties and saw a few posts about them. Gelli Plates are used to make monoprints. They are a newer form of printmaking. I researched further and decided it would be a fun tool to create with but I couldn’t see spending the money for something I wasn’t going to use a ton. Looking further I found a few crafters who had made their own at home, and for much less money. So I decided I was going to give the DIY version a try.
6 oz Glycerine
4 packs of Knox Gelatine
1/3 Boiling Water
Pour the Glycerine into a flat bottom container. I used a square baking pan I bought at the dollar store. Pour the packets of Gelatine into the Glycerine and stir. Using Glycerine instead of water makes the Gelli Plate permanent and doesn’t mold over time. Add the Boiling water and stir some more. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
I left mine in the refrigerator overnight. When I went to remove it, it was very sticky and not transparent. It had an appearance of being gritty. I broke it up and placed it in the microwave. Heating it brings it back to a liquid state and then I poured it back into the pan and placed the covered pan back into the refrigerator for 2 – 4 hours. This time, it came out clearer and firmer. It is ready to try printing with.
Look for another post about printing with my Gelli Plate soon.