Monday, July 2, 2018

Gel Plate Play Part Two


 How is everyone? We are having a heat wave with temps up to 100 F and heat index feel like temps of so far up to 107 F (41 - 42C)! Now THAT is hot!!! Nice to have central air conditioning during these times:)

 Last update on the finches. There was a lot of noise coming from them Saturday when I was sitting by the window. And then they began to fly about and hubby and I saw them leave. What a joy to have seen it all and know they all survived! I cleaned out the geranium baskets and will see if we get any more nesting birds.

 This gel plate play was inspired by a video Birgit Koopsen shared on You Tube and the Gelli Arts blog. She did a peeled paint effect using the gel plate, paints and Scotch tape. I didn't do exactly as she did because something else popped in my head.


I brayered a coat of acrylic paints on my plate then added torn strips of masking tape. I then brayered more paints over that before printing. I did a handful of papers without changing the tape. I just kept adding paint after each pull. Here are a few:


 I wasn't sure what to expect-and they certainly did not produce the peeled paint technique but they're still fun backgrounds. And look what else I took away with this technique:


 The torn strips of masking tape are now painted strips on both sides to use in collage:) And I wasn't about to waste the lines of red paint left on the plate:


 I had printed the envelope using the foil technique I shared in my last post. I placed that on the plate to pick up the red stripes. I do love using my gel plate to decorate envelopes:)

 Even more inspiration from Birgit is this journal page:



 I used one of Birgit's stamp sets (Carabelle Studio Mixed Media strips). Some of my favorite bright colors were used (these are Distress inks I put onto a craft mat then picked up and put on the stamped images using a wet brush. I also blew through a small straw to get the "legs"). The quote is a rubber stamp from Just For Fun. Joining Art Journal Journey hosted this month by Chris with the theme of "Art For Art's Sake"; Moo Mania and More (Your favorite Colors);  Try It On Tuesday (Things with Wings) and Paint Party Friday.

 For T Stands For Tuesday I have another breakfast to share from our last trip to Cape May:


We love going to the Ocean View Restaurant especially for breakfast. The portions are very generous (I always have hubby eat some of mine, and the remaining toast goes to feeding the seagulls), and your coffee gets filled at no extra cost as many times as you wish:) The wait staff and hostess are so much fun as we've come to know them quite well! And you just can't beat the prices.

 Here in the US we will be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July. There will be at least that day off of work for most and some places are adding another day or two which is really generous. So with this celebration in mind along with the new theme (Red White and/or Blue) at the Simon Monday Challenge Blog I made this tag:


  Of course I just HAD to use this Tim Holtz Paper doll:):) Other products: manila tag, Small Talk Stickers (Tim Holtz Ideaology); white gesso; patterned papers (DCWV); patterned tag (K & Company); washi tape(Recollections); gold star charm. 

 Wishing everyone in the US a fabulous and safe holiday! 

" I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out til sundown, for going out, I found I was really going in."   John Muir



44 comments:

  1. We have the heat now too-UGH! I guess it is summer but I don't care for the humidity at all. And I love your art today. You chose some bold colors which are exciting. This heat brings out bold color choices I think. And your breakfast looks yummy. Have a great T day and a happy July 4th too. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Great technique, and those are some beautiful prints. They will make some great projects! Love the John Muir quote! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful page!
    love the bird picture

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  4. Another great post. Love your colourful journal page, and thanks for linking to TIOT. Beautiful tag, too. Happy T Day and happy Independence day! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. So glad the little finches all made it and now they are on their way to living their lives. Wonderful ending to this story.

    Your gelli plate play is incredible. How ironic that you, Chris, and I each made peeling paint backgrounds, although mine looks nothing like yours because I am not going to get my gelli out until I'm truly ready to PLAY. I was in awe of yours and I simply adored how you didn't let anything go to waste. I have a question, too. Do you have a sea sponge? If so, how does it compare to the foil o the gelli? Seems it would be safer, too, since I'm not very good at gentle (grin).

    Of course, I fell in LOVE with that stamp you used in your journal page. It is awesome. That is one I might actually try to find. Your journal page turned out great. Lovely first entry for Art Journal Journey this month.

    I love your tag for Independence Day. I also used that paper doll last year on a journal page for Independence Day. I bet we see a lot of those tomorrow.

    I was really, really impressed with those prices. They are like Wichita prices for omelets and eggs. Thanks for sharing your finches, your gelli plate play, your AJJ entry, and your eggs and coffee with us for T this Tuesday.

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  6. Really a joy - the birdies are gone - I am happy to read this!
    Your papers turned out just great - oh I have to gelli print soon again, but I always avoid it because of the mess I always make...lol. A fabulous artsy Journal page with just the perfect colors and quote and a wonderful partiotic tag !
    Happy T-Day - oh what a fantastic breakfast with much coffee-- I at least need three cups - so fabulous to get as much as one wants!
    Thank you very much for joining Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More with your fantastic pieces! Much appreciated!
    Happy 4th of July as well and HAPPY July dear Linda!
    Big hugs
    Susi

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  7. what a joy all the finchs made it! it is so nice to watch nature...
    love your new experiments with the gelli plate and the Card with the Quote and the tag for 4th of july are so beautiful. celebrate the day! xox, johanna

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  8. A wonderful projects. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

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  9. I love everything you shared today. The tag is lovely and your art of art sake is truly inspired.

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  10. Lovely story with the finches-so glad you were able to watch them grown and then fly off.
    Your gel plate art looks like so much fun-and I love your envelope!
    Always such great art here-love your page and your tag too
    Happy 4th and T Day wishes hugs Kathy

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  11. Wow, that's hot! I've been enjoying what I thought was hot weather here in the UK ...lol 😉. Great gelli printing, thanks for the tutorial. What a fabulous way to use those colourful Distress Inks too , I bet you had fun using the straw 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊 x

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  12. Hot here too.. uuughh... I'm ready for Fall.. lol You've given me a great idea... Gelli plate envelopes!!! YES!! I can so see myself doing this Linda.. thank you!! Happy T day hugs! deb

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  13. I'm glad your birds are off to their happily ever after. I hope you get more. This has been fun :)

    That breakfast looks delicious. Happy 4th! and Happy T Tuesday.

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  14. I'm so glad the finches all flew out safely. Thanks for sharing that.
    Your gelli plate art is great and it is so nice you showed us how to do that.
    I love the TH doll. So appropriate for an Independence Day project.
    Oh and that breakfast is enormous! No wonder your hubby has to help you eat it. I think I wouldn't need any lunch after a breakfast like that! It looks very yummy.
    Enjoy your 4th July holiday,
    Happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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  15. Fantastic gelli prints, they will be super backgrounds.
    I love the page you shared with us at TioT's a super stamp and great colours.
    Happy T day wishes Linda.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. How cool to see all the fledglings leave the nest. I love restaurants that serve breakfast all day long and also serve generous portions. Your tag is very patriotic. Happy 4th of July. Stay cool.

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  17. Bye Bye Birdies.

    I really like the gel plate printed envelope, Linda.

    The Emerson blown ink piece is fabulous! I'm wondering how you got the super fine splaters on that page.

    Happy Independence Day! You've made a wonderful tag as tribute. The TH flag holding girl is just perfect.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  18. Glad your birdies are doing well ~ lovely creation with wonderful emerson quote!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Restaurant sounds great ~ and lovely quote!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. You always do great tutorials! lovely results !

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. you might get some more nesting birds, still have time to make some eggs if they need to

    have a good 4th! :)

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  22. I'm glad you saw the finches safely on their way! Your gelli plate play looks great - I think ï¹°I feel some gelli play coming on! The Birgit Koopsen stamp is one of my favourites so to see the way you used it and then to see it linked to both Art Journal Journey and Try on Tuesday has put a big happy smile on my face! Thank you so much! Have a lovely day tomorrow - your tag is certainly lovely and most fitting! From the appearance of your breakfast I'm not surprised that you passed some over to hubby!Take care in the heat - we've only had highs of 30C and that seems far too hot- they still don't build many houses with air conditioning in the UK - lucky we have a couple of potable fans! Happy T Day!Chrisx

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  23. I love your Birgit-inspired Gelli-Prints Linda, and your page and tag are beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Alison xx

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  24. Definitely time to get that gelli plate out and follow you in a play session!

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  25. Such gorgeous art! Love your pieces.

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  26. How sweet to see the birds grow and take flight! Your art is looking very lovely.

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  27. Happy Fourth of July! J 😊 x

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  28. Love your creative tag for Independence Day ~ hope you had a wonderful time!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  29. Love your gelli prints and your project is just perfect for the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Red White and/or Blue Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  30. How lovely to have seen the finches leave the nest.
    Love the gelli printing and I love the colourful page you shared with us at TioT. Belated Happy Independence Day, it's a great tag.
    Avril xx

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  31. One thing living on the Oregon coast we hardly ever get hot days. The cold ocean wind carries the heat inland. The birds are growing fast. Thank you for more info on the gelli printing. Also your art is exciting.

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  32. Hope you enjoyed your July 4th celebrations. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  33. Beautiful art this week Linda! Stay cool as best you can.

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  34. I saw that video of Birgit and saved the link so I could get to it "when I have time" (which almost never comes ...). But you did it, and I love the result! I also really like your journalpage. Those bright colours, and drips are always fun :-) Hope you had a nice 4th of July holiday! Happy PPF

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  35. I think I need to get my gel plate out to try this. Great journal page and tag.

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  36. wonderful gel plate creations! Great color combo!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  37. Thank you for this technique! I need to try it!

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  38. Love the striped backgrounds! Gelli plating is lots of fun! Lucky you with the finch nest. How wonderful to see the birds like that :)

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  39. Drink lots of water, stay cool, continue making great art. Happy you dropped by my blog this week

    much love...

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  40. interesting art. In a way I am overwhelmed by all different art people come up with. Fun, yes! But also intimidating.

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  41. What a treat to see those finch fly the next Linda, I hope they are soaring high and enjoying the new adventures. Great Gelli prints and I love the colours of your journal page, those words are super.
    Thanks for sharing over at PPF.
    Creative wishes Tracey
    P.S Happy Belated 4th July

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  42. What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing how you accomplished the technique--LOVED your art. LOVED seeing the teeny birdies, too! :D

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  43. lovely backgrounds. nice colors

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