Sunday, 15 September 2013

Mixed Media Play

Hello there - I've had time for a lovely play at my craft desk this weekend getting painty and messy. After browsing some challenge sites I decided to go with the colours from A Mixed Media Color Challenge which are a reminder that Autumn is on it's way here in the UK. I had a play with my Gelli plate and created some papers using shades of orange, yellow and brown acrylic paint on Kraft paper. 

Now I don't know about you but I can spend hours flicking around on YouTube and blog sites and get quite over whelmed with ideas and inspiration and then don't know where to start and end up forgetting half of it ! I've been doing this lately with Gellie plate techniques,- so decided to start a collection of samples for all the techniques I'm learning. So first off to create a cover for it - 
I started with one of the prints, cut it to size and added some more layers with the floral stencil and Distress ink. I used a section of another print and added moulding paste through a harlequin stencil, once dry i spritzed with chocolate dylusions ink spray and added to the left hand side. The title panel is another Gelli print, cut with a Tim Holtz die, then run through an embossing folder. 
The flowers are die cut or punched from Gelli prints also - some of which were on old book pages, the largest are stamped with a Penny Black paisley stamp.
Some crystals and dots of stickles finished off. 
I'm also going to share this over at Crafts-Too Challenge You  who are asking for textured projects and the first twist of the month is 'Choose Your Style' . I'm never really sure what my style is, I don't really do cute but otherwise try my hand at lots of different styles and what I create changes with the wind depending on my mood. But at the moment my favourite is definitely the painty, layered style of Gelli prints so I hope this counts. I'm also sharing at

Thanks for popping over, Esther xx


  1. Such a pretty project Esther! Looks like you had lots of fun using your Gelli plate! Fab background! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge! Hope you come play again!

  2. Great idea Esther and beautiful as well, x

  3. How lovely those autumnal paint colours look on the kraft - absolutely gorgeous book cover.
    Alison x

  4. What a GREAT idea Esther to create a Gelli tehnique book - and such a Lovely one at that! I, too, see all these cool techniques and then forget them. You have inspired me! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  5. Love the cover and the whole idea for the book. I also seem to browse the net for tutorials and ideas all the time, which I sometimes find a petty because I'm not at my desk playing.

  6. This is magnificent! Love the flowers cut from prints- such a great effect! So glad you shared this with the party!

  7. A fab example of texture and a great cover! Thanks for sharing your twist on our challenge this month over at C2CU (Crafts-Too Challenge You). Chris xxx

  8. what a lovely book. thank you so much for joining in wit our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

    TCT DT


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