Rose Gelli Plate Card — Stencil w/ 3-D Look

Rich has had a bad cold and shingles, so we’ve been out of touch for a couple of weeks, and wanted to give you an explanation.  As always, I’ve written all of the directions and products below.

Gel Press (gelli plate) link: http://tinyurl.com/y6tszc9b
Plexi Glass piece is 7″ x 7″ x 3/8″ thick..bought at my local glass company for $4

Speedball brayer: http://tinyurl.com/y2gswwfk

I used Distress Inks:
Mustard Seed
Carved Pumpkin
Stampin up’ Pumpkin Pie ink

I used 110 lb Recollections Heavyweight cardstock from Michaels, cut to 6 x 6″ and after inking the gel press with Mustard Seed, laying the stencil in the bottom right corner of the gel press, and dabbing some of the ink off with copy paper, I laid the card stock on the bottom right corner of the gel press (gelli plate), and rubbed with my hand to ensure the ink comes through the stencil. Removed the stencil, and added a layer of Carved Pumpkin Distress ink to the gel press,and ran the brayer back and forth over the gel press.  (FYI, Gel Press and Gelli Plates are the same tool, just made by different companies.  Mine is a Gel Press..)
I didn’t add the stencil this time, just put the paper back on the gel press and rubbed my hand over it (holding it with one hand) as this layer was to get rid of the white lines left behind with the stencil (and now instead of having white lines around the rose, I’ll have orange ones)….I used Pumpkin Pie ink from Stampin’ Up and laid the stencil on the gel press a little bit to the left of my original placement…this will give it more of a 3-d look…
I cleaned the gel press and the stencil with a spray bottle of water so the stencil is clean, as ink will transfer to your next project if you don’t clean them off…and the gel press needs cleaned between uses…
I used my Prismacolor colored pencils…link: http://tinyurl.com/y3lvj6yx    Dickblick.com usually has the lowest prices for Prismacolor pencils…my set is the set of 150. I can’t recommend these enough…they are really creamy and wonderful. I added a link to this video sharing my comparison of colored pencils.

I wanted to make highlights with the colored pencils and Vaseline.

The colors I used were:
Orange
Lemon Yellow
Cream
Poppy Red
Pumpkin Orange with Vaseline
I added a little white colored pencil to the center of the rose off camera, sorry.

After I finished with colored pencils, I rubbed Vaseline over the image to blend out the hard edges of the colored pencils..I wiped off the excess Vaseline with a baby bib.

I made a card base 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ premade card base and rubbed Pumpkin Pie ink from Stampin Up and changed to Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin and rubbed the ink pad over the card front while laying it on a scrap paper. I only needed to ink the edges…

I cut the rose to 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and cut a red base 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″.

I stamped my sentiments in Carved Pumpkin (from old Stampin’ Up sympathy stamp sets) on a scrap of white paper and cut it so it had a small border. I showed how to do this in the guillotine trimmer video that I linked on this video.

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