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Gelli Prints and Fun Foam Fun!

Hi Everyone!  It's Danie here with you today, and I have to tell you it's really like child's play when using a Gelli Plate and I am now adding one more child's product to the mix when using it - Fun Foam!  You can buy it in an assortment of shapes and colors from your local dollar store.

You see recently I attended a Stamp Carving Class  and was re-introduced to the versatility of fun foam and yet another way to incorporate it as a tool for creating my art.

We hand carved our own stamps, and whilst doing so I thought wow I could use these with my Gelli Plate.

Above is some of the prints taken using my handmade stamps.  
The first one is the first print layer to which I have highlighted the design with some Yellow Gelato. 
The second print is one using the stamps on the second layer.

So then I decided to use my Big Shot and one of my Sizzix Border Dies to cut out some border strips to use as stamps, some of which I carved a pattern into.

I pressed these into the plate that I had covered with random color

This removed paint from the plate and gave this result

Here I repeated the process and then went over the first print with a second layer of color.  The best part about using this is there is always an element of surprise with the end result and I just love the amazing texture and depth you create when layering.

This one is playing with more layers of color over and over my initial print

And this one is simply picking up the ghost prints (second and third generation prints) to get a wonderful textured background.

And since I am talking fun foam, here is another use for your Gelli Prints and some fun foam.

Decorate a discarded coffee tin to create a holder for all your paint brushes.

This Gelli Print (done with stencils) I cut into 5 cm x 5cm squares and created a patchwork effect to cover my tin.  Adhering the paper and sealing with Gel Medium, I then took some fun foam and using some border strip dies and flower dies cut out the shapes to embellish it.

Danie xx

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