Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gelli plate and Gel Medium -Technique Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here, after a break of few days, with Gelli Plate print techniques.

I've created mixed media piece and I've tutorial for you to know how I made the background for this.

We are trying here - Gel Medium Resist technique with Distress Stains, so what all material we need?

Gelli Plate, Stencils, Watercolor papers, Brayer, Distress stains, Gel Medium.

I took out Gel medium from the box with my palette knief on Gelli plate, as it is very sticky. Rolled it with my brayer.

Kept flower stencil on it, on that paper and took the Gel Medium print.
You need to wash your stencil immediately or it will get spoil. Or keep them in water until you finish your project.

Here you will see, gel medium is completely dried. And now magic begins....

I applied Mowed lawn distress stain with its dauber. Its very easy to color big surfaces with distress stains. I like to add Picket fence distress stain in my other color to get color variations on the surface.

I heat set it wit heat tool and buffed surface to get this fabulous print.
here are other examples...

Here I've used Circle stencil and for resist, Aged Mahogany Distress stain. Isn't it it!

Flower stencil and Evergreen bough distress stain. I love to create drips in my creations..for that I spritzed some water.

Aaaha...this is totally vintage. It has circles as well as flowers.

And this is the one I used for our today's mixed media piece. I used Gelli plate, Netting stencil and gel medium. When it dried, I applied Distress stains ( Colors- Squeezed lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Peacock feathers) 

When I added flowers and embellishment, it has come out like this.... :)

Are you liking it?

Here are some other views

For any mixed media work, creating lovely background is as important as your center piece. And with this technique, it is very easy to make in multiples at a time. Do try it! It is a fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies used from The Craft Shop:
Gel Medium
Ranger Distress stains
Prima Finnabaire stamp- Rust and dust
Ranger Distress Glitter Tarnished brass

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Perfect Pearls...

Hello hello dear lovely ladies! This is Deepti Stephens here on Color Conceptions blog. Yay! don't you love this?? :p. Yes! I'm absolutely loving and humbled by this honour. Thank you Priya for giving this wonderful opportunity to showcase and to share a few tips and techniques on your blog (many more in future).. 

Well.. ok..Today I'm here to share with you all a few tips and techniques about

Perfect Pearls

These perfect pearls are pigment powders that give a pearlascent finish on your project. The powders can be used in a variety of ways, however, perfect medium has been designed to work with perfect pearls and also it comes with a detail and dusting brushes.

Perfect medium is just like water mark ink. You can use any kind of 'embossing inks' with these perfect peals. But today I'll be using 'versamark ink' instead of Perfect Medium because versamark ink gives crisp image while stamping..

Here is the example..

And also I tried these 'perfect pearls' on different types of cardstocks like regular white cardstock, water color paper, black cardstock and on some vellum. After trying on all these papers I found that 'black cardstock' is best for these perfect pearls. 

Here is the example..

Okay! Today I'll be sharing 4 ways to use these Perfect Pearls. I hope many of you know these techniques but if you are new to crafting and wondering what's these perfect pearls?? then please go ahead and read the post and yeah! I have a video too and if you don't wanna read all this, skip this part and straightly go for the video (you can find it at the end).. :D

Four Ways To Use Perfect Pearls

1. Pouncing Perfect Pearls
a) Single Color
b) Multicolor

Note : To set the perfect pearls on to the paper just simply spray a little amount of water.
(watch the video for more details)

single color


2. Water-coloring with Perfect Pearls
a) Direct
b) with Distress ink
c) with Marker
d) with Gelatos

I love the coloring part with distress ink, marker and gelatos. But somehow I didn't like the look of Perfect Pearls directly on the white paper but it looks great on black cardstock.. I think the color on white is not that solid..

3. Flicking Perfect Pearls

Such a cool technique. you can create night sky, galaxy back grounds and snow fall back grounds etc by this technique..

4. Perfect Pearl Mist

It's so simple.. Take a little amount of water in your spritzer bottle, then pour a little amount of your desired perfect pearl powder and shake it well.. And that's it your mist is ready.

For more details please watch the video

I hope you like this post and I hope you got inspired! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.. Take care and I'll see you next time.. :)