Hi there! I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today, where I’m sharing these cards that I’ve created with my trusty Gelli Plate!
Have you ever wondered how to use mono prints in card making? Then this blog post is for you! I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful flat image that you can then frame and adhere to a card!
Steps to create the mono print:
1 | Create a couple of masks and stencils using the Joset Designs Kites and Rainbow Sky die-sets to die-cut the shapes out of transparencies.
2 | Cut a couple of sheets of paper down to about 6 x 6 inches (my paper was A5 size), choose a couple of paint colours and set up your 6 x 6 inch Gelli Plate.
3 | Decide which colour you want your kite to be. Brayer this paint colour onto your gelli plate, layer the stencil with just the outline of the kite on top and pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.
4 | Brayer a light yellow paint onto the plate, layer the stencil with the sun rays on top and pull a print.
5 | Brayer a darker yellow paint onto the plate, layer the stencil with the circle part of the sun on top (making sure it’s lined up with the rays on the paper) and pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.
6 | Make sure that all the paint on your print is dry. Now mask off the sun and the kite by adding a little bit of removable adhesive to the masks and adhering them to the print.
7 | Cover the top 2/3 of the Gelli Plate with a sky blue paint and the bottom 1/3 with a grass green paint. Pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.
8 | Remove the sun ray mask from your print, but keep the kite mask in place. Brayer white paint onto the Gelli Plate, layer a cloud stencil on top and pull a print. Clean the Gelli Plate.
9 | Remove the kite mask and any adhesive residue. Let the print dry.
10 | Mask off the print with the stencil with the kite outline and place one of the kite overlays in the kite opening. Stencil some contrasting paint colour onto the printed kite by dabbing it on with a cosmetic sponge. Let the paint dry.
11 | Add doodles to the print with gel pens.
Of course I made a video so you can see exactly how I did it:
Steps to create the cards:
1 | Decide on a card size. Cut a sheet of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card size.
2 | Use the Stitched Oval or Stitched Rectangle die-set to die-cut a window in the white card.
3 | Take another piece of white cardstock and use the Stitched Oval or Stitched Rectangle die-set to die-cut a stitched frame to fit around the window in the white card.
4 | Adhere the frame to the window.
5 | Cut the mono print to size and adhere it behind the window.
6 | Adhere the window with the mono print to a folded card with foam tape.
Have fun mono printing!
Do share your cards in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group. We love to see them!
Gelli Plate (Gelli Arts 6 x 6 inches)
Acrylic paint (Liquitex)
Repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives)