Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Dale's lesson for November 2014

Hi everyone,

It's a busy time of year. I found some time today to make a page with an altered paper that I made earlier in the year. It's handy to make some different backgrounds to use in later pages.

The yellow piece of paper in the picture below is about 8" by 8". My friend Karin has a gelli plate, which she made herself. It has a few bubbles in it which kind of add interest I think. You can go to Youtube and search for gelli plate and template and a bunch of videos will come up. You can learn a lot from these on how to use gelli plates.

We sprayed some ink on her gelli plate and used her brayer to smooth it out. Then we placed a piece of paper over it and brayered over it quite firmly to create a pattern on that piece of paper. We put it aside. The template had left a wonderful pattern on the gelli plate. We put the yellow piece down on it and brayered over it. The negative image is what you can see on the yellow piece. We though it looked better than the first image.

I've trimmed the yellow piece of the blank yellow showing around the gelli plate image and used a corner rounder. Then I took a wavy trimmer and sliced it twice. I moved the centre piece higher on the page as I wanted to create movement for the eye. I think the pattern created ties in with the snake's skin really nicely.

Another technique I used was with the background paper, which is a Tim Holtz core cardstock. The core of this piece is kraft, whilst the front is a lovely colour green. I used a sanding block to sand away some of the green to make it more rustic looking.

Here is the finished layout.

Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to go and create.

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