Saturday, January 24, 2015

faux gelli for ric


Here comes another one of those posts about the evolution of a card. Are you ready?



I saw this outfit over at Runway Inspired Challenge and immediately got a Japanese cherry tree and manga (read: Pokemon cartoon background scenery) vibe. Had been itching to try some faux gelli plate work again. And had just received my cool new ARTplorations stencils in the mail. This is what happened.

Meet card #1.


And card #2. Heavily influenced by the bag the model is carrying!


If you'd like to see and hear about my faux gelli plate mono printing, here comes.

On my plastic bag (on top of stacked newspapers) I brayered light pink acrylic paint. Took a monoprint of it, and then a second print on a second piece of paper.


Then I sponged red acrylic paint through a Dylusions stencil onto the first print (top) and flipped the stencil over and "stamped" it onto the second print (bottom).


Then I brayered turquoise and green as sky and grass(from the inspiration photo) and took a first print (bottom) and second print (top). Sponged on darker blue through a SSS Wave stencil, flipped it and stamped it onto the other print.


Then I pulled out Stampendous Winter Trees and stamped the one print with nestled villages and trees using Archival ink.


I then sponged a few red hibiscus (that's what I'm callin' 'em) through my ARTplorations Bold Florals Stencil onto the print.


Trimmed a front panel from the above print, added a Little B die cut sentiment to the front and that was card #1.

Then I approached the second print. Stamped it randomly with Stampendous Floral Tapestry and red ink. Took my ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil and white paint and doctored the print up a little.


And for some crazy reason, I decided to test my new Spellbinders Glass Effects die. Four times. Once from the print, and then again from shiny red and black recycled packaging and white CS. Now you know how I spent Friday evening. Arranging and rearranging and glueing little geometric pieces!

I'm sure you will see the other three Glass Effects cards make an appearance at some point, but my brain is fried for now! Tomorrow is another Fastnachtssitzung. A group of ten of us are going as Forest Witches. Got a costume to tweak. Helau!



18 comments:

  1. Wow Maria you take your creations to the next level--gorgeous!

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  2. Amazing cards! Love your faux gelli printing and the stained glass effect is fabulous, Cathy x

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  3. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. So striking, Maria ... awesome work ... these are both amazing! My fave is the second ... love those graphic shapes ... so worth all that jigsaw puzzling! Anita :)

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  5. Maria, you're amazing! These cards are fabulous and I love all the technique photos! Wow!

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  6. You are amazing. All of your cards are fantastic! Such a talent you have.

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  7. Always love to see the creative process behind the making of some awesome art. And I totally love both your cards! Very original and striking !

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  8. Both of your cards are so interesting and vibrant! Such great work Maria~

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  9. You really made some beautiful art!

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  10. Both of these cards are amazing!

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  11. What a treat to see your process ... thanks for taking the time to photograph in between steps! I can see a lot of cards coming out from that glass effects die. A great look, especially with a healthy amount of white pieces you allowed to stay!

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  12. These are both amazing Maria! That complex layering and build up of colours... it takes a true artist to see a vision like that in their head and translate it to paper. Absolutely stunning, both of them!! Thanks for strutting your stuff with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  13. I would seriously frame these. by the way. Wow.

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  14. Thank you so much for including pics of the process- such a cool technique! I love that these have a bit of a graffiti vibe...awesome! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

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  15. OMGoodness! True art. Beautiful and so worth all the steps. Love the graphic looks you achieved!
    Congrats on your HM at the Runway :))

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  16. Love how your geometric panel turned out! And you are right, it's totally worth it!! :)

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