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My First Try With The Gelli Plates

I just received the new Gelli Printing Plates from Altered Pages and decided to see what I could do with it.  The blue and white mat paper behind the picture is what I created and now I'm in love with the Gelli plates and can't wait to experiment more!  For this, I used some blue paint on the plate and dabbed a sea sponge into the paint to create the pattern.  I just adore the texture that was created.  Of course, the best choice for a picture on this card had to be one of the collage sheets from Altered Pages.  This sheet is called, "Think Pink."  The larger patterned paper is also from Altered Pages.  It's the Vintage Blue 6 x 6 paper pad by Glitz.  I just know I am going to have so much fun creating new designs with the Gelli Plates and then adding them to the fabulous collage sheets and wonderful paper choices that Altered Pages already carries.  If you'd like to have the same fun be sure to go check out everything in the Altered Pages store

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  1. Did you like them??? I want to buy but...... oh my tigers and bears.

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    1. I really like them, Trish. It was late night I was using them and all I did was put the paint on, spread it out, use the sponge and put the paper on to transfer the pattern and they are so easy to clean up! The longest part to it all was waiting for the paint to dry so I could use it. :) I'm really glad I bought them.

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  2. I had such fun using mine! It is so versatile and allows you to be so creative with masks, stencils, leaves, lace, burlap, sponges, anything at all can be laid on the paint to create images and then you can use the same paint over and over creating shadow images. Add a bit more of another color and get even more texture and layers. It is like being a kid again but with fantastic results!

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  3. Peg, your prohect is so great....a practical use for the finished pages made with the plate.

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  4. I love my Gelli plate!! I'm not worrying too much about the end use because if I did I would be trying too hard to control it and it would take all the fun and unexpected beautiful surprises out of the process. I believe this is one way to keep your work unique. Great job Peg!

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  5. I just got mine yesterday and have made almost 20 sheets &I plan on using some for making a journal. - they are really fun to do and I used lots of bright colours plus did acouple of black & white ones - I'm planning on overprinting but want to wait long enough for the paint to be really dry -they are really a great deal of fun!!!!
    kathleen codyrachel

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