Gelli Print with Acrylic Medium

Last week I made a whole bunch of own stencils from overhead film. I find them perfect for use with the gelli arts plate. The prints from the stencils are giving a different structure than from the gel plate. This way you get beautiful effects and you can make more prints from one session.

I used some embossed card stock for texturing and got a beautiful scrap for further use.
One of my most favorite “paint” for gel printing is acrylic medium. I use glossy and matte and I love both of them. It is perfect to make a pastel last print from left over paint on the plate. You can liquidify with just putting 3-4 drops of medium onto the plate, then using the brayer to spread it over the plate.

This is one big advantage of the natural gelatine plate. It is wet, the Gelli Arts plate is dry. But with acrylic medium even the last traces are going off and make wonderful last prints.

Have fun trying this!

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Cooking your own marmalade and labeling

This is the time of the year when you get all those delicious fruit for little money or even as gifts from friends gardens or from your own. I know many women making their own marmelade. There are fantastic recipes around on internet, not to talk about the mouth watering photos.

So I come up with some printable labels, very handy and beautiful if you want to give away some off your home made treasures.

You can either print them on strong paper and fix them with double sided tape or you print them on adhesive paper directly, then cut the shapes (by hand or with a die cutting machine like the Big Shot). At last you can take a pretty ribbon and fix a gift tag with your personal greetings.

Have fun!

marmelade jar labels

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pastel romantic gift tags

watercolor labels tags

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