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For my card today I inked up my Magnolia blossom stamp (Penny Black The Unfolding). I planted a small Magnolia tree in my backyard a few years ago, it hasn't grown much yet, but the blossoms smell heavenly! They must be tasting good too, as the squirrels in my backyard will eat them, unfortunately!
For the background I got out my Gelli Plate this time. I've only used it a couple of times before and it's been years ago, I need to check out some youtube videos for some tips as I'm not thrilled about how this turned out. Last time I used craft paint (I think) but I wanted a lighter medium and used my Distress Oxide inks instead. If you are a Gelli Plate user, I'd love to hear from you, what are your favorite mediums when using the Gelli Plate? I used a mix of 3 colors but somehow only one color really shows up. I brayered the inks onto the gelli plate, then pressed a stencil by TCW onto the gelli plate to add a design. Finally made the print on Bristol Vellum paper.
Distress markers were used to color directly onto the Magnolia flower stamp (my Magnolias are much lighter than this pink but I wanted it to show up well on the paper so I used Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve markers) and using a stamp platform I stamped it directly onto the gelli printed background. The words on/around the flower were done with a script border stamp from Whimsy Stamps (retired).
Penny Black The Unfolding // Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles // Gelli Plate // TCW Chickenwire Stencil // Speedball Brayer // Distress Markers // Stamp Platform
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