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Geli Plate Printing ~ Stencils, Paint and Ink

Hi everyone,
Today I am pulling out my Gelli Plate by Ranger

to show you how you can use stencils with acrylic paint as well as ink cubes to make some lovely backgrounds for cards or just for the sake of satisfying a little bit of color play. 
And just to let you know, I also purchased the medium brayer to supplement my small brayer at home and I also purchased the storage tin so I can be sure that my gelli plate does not get damaged amongst my crushing load of supplies *wink wink*.
Gelli printing is my favourite way to pass time and get some creative juices flowing!!
I am reaching for my 6" x 6" A Perfect Winter - Winter Aspen stencil by Echo Park to help add a winter woodland feel to my backgrounds

Acrylic Paint Backgrounds
I start off by choosing acrylic paints in brown, green and blue ...

and happily start brayer-ing to achieve very thin layers of paint.

I then apply the stencil, 
Then paper (which incidentally is just A4 copy paper from my printer cut in half) and burni…
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Next, I grabbed some texture paste and 2 of my stencils and created some bricks and stars on the canvas.

I was thinking of leaving it at this stage and adhering the papers on top but dared myself to go that extra step. 

So I did.  Firstly, I coloured in the bricks with acrylic paint. 

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