Sunday, 27 October 2013

Gelli Print Country Scene

I'm up early this morning as Maya forgot to change her tummy clock. At 6.30am she decided it was time to get up, by 7am I had to agree with her. Still at least it's nice and light - I do hate getting up in the dark. It's also given me some time to write this post.

This card uses my favourite Gelli technique - you create the first print by putting a layer of Buff Titanium paint on the plate and adding texture with some scrunched up paper. Then you add the second print on top (this one was the Treescape stencil), before adding ink to different areas with a sponge. If you've not seen it before Barbara Gray has done a fab tutorial here on her blog.

I did mine in a very similar way except I used the leaf stencil to leave an aperture in it to stamp the verse into. It was originally going to be a little scene (like I did on this card) but it was far too busy for my liking. So I started again and found a verse that fitted in perfectly.

Once I had the print I placed the Treescape stencil back on top and sponged ink through it to colour the sky, hills and tree. I then used the the Leaf 3 stencil to apply Distress Ink through and to outline the leaf. I noticed when Barbara does this she does it freehand but my hand's not steady enough for that.

The stamping's all done in black Archival ink.

Stamps Used
Foliage from Lesson 18 - Birdhouse Set

Stencils Used



  1. Lynne this is so beautiful. When I first saw it I just wanted to reach out and touch it, so much texture.

  2. Lynne this isalovely card...and as Naomi says lots of texture xx

  3. Lovely print must try this out x

  4. stencil looks really good on gelli. must give it a go. love the scene created and the muted colours xx

  5. Lynne this is really great and your use of that stencil makes this, love it x

  6. Lovely card Lynne & now I've cracked open my Gelli, I'll have to give this technique a try :)


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