Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gel Plate Prints 3

I’ve been playing around even more with my plate formula and I think I have finally tackled the stickiness issue!

squares print 1

squares print detailThis print was done using a piece of cardboard I had used modelling paste onto with squares stamped into it. The second image is just a close up to show the texture.

gelli print

This one is just a straight-forward print. Not sure whether I like the roller marks or not!

 

gelli print background

This one is a paper stencil I’d used in various other prints used over a straight-forward printed background. I think it would make a good art journal background.

 

gelli print stenciled

 

This one is a ghost print of a stenciled print.

I have had a lot of fun playing around. I have so many prints now, I should work out what to do with them really!

 

Hurrah – 100 followers!

I’ve been stuck at 97 followers for a while and finally it’s skipped to over 100!  I don’t know how many followers everyone else has, but 100 feels good to me 🙂

Gel Plate Attempt 2

Gelli Plate Attempt 2

music notes print 1

cogs print 1Okay so the prints work, that’s good, but some of them are still a little sticky and I’m trying to work out why. I added a bit more water, but I think it still might be the glycerin. I’ve re-melted it and added a bit more water so we’ll see if it actually sets okay now! And if so, is it still sticky? Anyway these are some of the (many) prints from this print run!

If anyone has any ideas about the gel mixture, let me know!

DIY Gelli Plate: Attempt 1

Ghost print 1ghost print 2Well I had a go at making my own gelli plate. BUT I accidentally put too much glycerin in it. It printed perfectly, but the prints remained a bit sticky….hmm, I have tried to rectify this by melting it down and adding a splash more water…just waiting for it to set….fingers crossed! If not, I might need to go get some more gelatine!

My First Steampunk Page

My First Steampunk Page

I’ve been developing this page for a while and decided today was the day to get it finished! I’ve loved using the Silhouette Cameo machine to cut the shapes and make stencils! 🙂

New Tags

New Tags

I cut a load of tags on the Silhouette Cameo machine and couldn’t help but have a play around with them using rubber stamps and distress ink pads.

blog post header black and white 1

I’m going to attempt to take part in the blogging 201 challenge. Today’s challenge is to come up with 3 blogging goals. Quite a tricky one…here are mine…for now! 😉

 

  1. Update my ‘about me’ page so it’s a little more personal. I want to keep my blog pretty anonymous, but  want people to know enough about me that they can relate to me! I’ll do this by the end of April.

  2. Change my word of the day to ‘words of the month’ because I am clearly not very good at doing a post every day (sorry about that)!

  3. Think of a new feature to bring new interest for my followers.

 

Any feedback is most welcome!

My New Art Journal

New Art Journal

cover detail

I was at ‘The Range’ the other day, having gone to have a browse and maybe pick up a smash journal.  I wanted to buy a made up journal to use, as the sketchbook I’m using is a bit awkward, because you can’t take the pages out to work on them and the 3D elements mean that rubber stamping is tricky. I was so chuffed to find one of the Madam Payraud journals for £2, because it was missing the packaging and I snapped it up straight away.

I’ve decorated it by adding ribbons, lace, a friendly plastic embellishment and some text I printed out on my printer.

More Embellishements

More Embellidhements

border 1 embellishement

leaf embellishment

group of embellishmentsI got a little obsessed with making embellishments using a new set of silicone molds I got yesterday. I really ought to work out what I am going to use the embellishments for! 🙂 I love the beautiful swirling colours!

My New Steampunk Character: Wren

My New Steampunk Character: Wren

I am working on an art journal page with her in, but this is the first proper sketch of her 🙂

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