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So I promised a Photo Tutorial on my Gelli Slide Tag and here it is, I hope it inspires you to get playing with your Gelli, or treat yourself to one they are so much fun! I have other cards on the Clarity Stamp Website too which I hope will show you a way to turn prints into cards, it is under Projects. You can also see Barbara's Gelli prints in the Gelli Gallery.
So here it is at last The "Gelli Slide" in action! Long Awaited! (I had a bad cold) Over Stated!! Maybe? but its HERE!!!
|Items used : - Adirondack Stream & Red Pepper Ink|
Clarity Remontable Shapes
I used one of my "Tag Your It" Tag Cards, but you can use a normal tag or card.
So on your Gelli Plate drag the stream Adirondak ink pad across from one side to the other
keep going until you have mostly blue ink but do remember to leave areas where you would like the red to be. You can get an idea of this by the picture of my Tag. I would specifically put it on two or three corners, depending what size Gelli plate and what size tag you use.
You can brayer to smooth out the lines but this will also take some of the ink back off, so if you want deep colours don't bother to do this.
|So tap the Red Pepper ink pad onto the Gelli plate. You will get a temporary contamination of the inks, but you can tap this off onto your Splodge Mat or copy paper|
|This is all the red you need. I used the 8"by10 Gelli Plate and a large Tag.|
If you have the small Gelli and a large Tag you just need to leave space to "Double Dip" your Tag to fill the spaces.
|This is what we are looking for.|
|You can do the Slip without ink on your stamp or with Ranger Archival Black - both ways look good and both give different effects.|
|This is the "Slide" without the Ink on the Stamp and with less of a Slide.|
|This is the Long Slide on the Tag with the Ink on the Stamp, the picture next to it shows what great effects you can get with the drag onto clear areas too.|
|So this is the Gelli View again with the results of the Dragging and the Long Slide which I did used for my Tag.|
You can get hundreds of different effects with this if you think of all the different colour combinations you can use, and patterns with the comb and Stencils and Stamps.
|this is the long slide with the Black Archival ink added to the stamp|
this is why you get the long grey streak which makes it look really deep.
|So here it is the FINISHED TAG straight off the Gelli Plate and |
before I did any stamping on top of it. The dark area is where I double dipped it because I like the look of a particular part of the Gelli Pattern.
|You wouldn't think that is what you would get from this would you?|
|I don't think this will work with just any old stamp, you need a good quality Stamp like the Clarity Stamps because they are firm and have plenty of depth for it to push the ink aside. Also you need A stamp with quite a wide pattern break. |
and Finally I know you have probably seen it by now but this is the completed tag with the extra stamping on, it didn't need much and this clarity curved pattern stamp was ideal.