For my cards, I followed a Gelli plate technique video by Barbara Gray. My result was nothing like hers but, hey, that makes it uniquely my own. I laid down my paints in the order she prescribes but I'm using the lift print from layer 3 for this card (you'll see my layer 4 results in a moment). This is just upcycled used printer paper that I adhered to 80lb cardstock. I then placed the trellis (first) stencil back down and randomly spread transparent texture paste down--check the upper right corner, eg. I struggled a bit with the sentiment, finally deciding to go simple with a navy ink so the fabulous background wouldn't get lost.
I'm entering Card 1 in Seize the Birthday Anything Goes and the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #20 Time Flies
For the second card (really the first card if you watch the video), I used the 4th layer result. The colors are duller but there's a LOT of shimmer since I used silver acrylic for the last layer. I liked the grunge effect so made a bit of she art out of it with new Ranger stamps. So two totally different cards and looks from my Gelli plate experiment. Love!
I'm entering Card 2 in Mixed Media Card Challenge #19 Beginnings and Simon Says Wednesday Something New
The Details: Cameo-cut trellis stencil, PTI Happy Hexagons sentiment, Hero Arts Shadow Navy, Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
Ranger Handwritten Sentiments and Clearly All the Gals, Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins, Simon Says stitched rectangle die, Recollections 110lb white and black cardstock, Versamark, Hampton Art clear embossing powder, Stampendous black embossing powder, Stazon Blazing Red, Versafine Onyx Black
Acrylics: Phthalo Blue, Light Blue, Burnt Umber, Gelli Plate, Crafters Workshop Peacock Feathers stencil, PTI white cardstock base