Gelli Plate Background



It’s Photo Inspiration Week at Just Us Girls, and I adore the photo!!

For some reason this photo kept on yelling ‘feathers’ at me, so my card had to have feathers.

On Friday I went to a large craft show in Melbourne – Paperific – my first time going. One of the stands, Mixed Media Arts, owned by a friend, had hands-on demos of how to use a Gelli Plate. I’ve had my Gelli Plate for close to a year now, but rarely use it as I’m not really sure how.

So I had a play, and learned some things from the demonstrator.

Today I saw the JUGS challenge, and decided that background called for a Gelli Plate impression, so I played. And I played. And I pulled lots of different impressions from my Gelli Plate. I have plenty to make a ton of cards!

This is the impression I started this card with:


I then chose which section I was going to use and cut it. (I’ve got enough left for at least two more cards.) I distressed the sides and sponged some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edges, then stamped out two feathers with gold ink, (using items that came free with a magazine) then cut them out.

I then added a greeting using a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set.  Lastly I added some diamontes to the background.

That’s it. Done. Finished.

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13 thoughts on “Gelli Plate Background

  1. I am just wondering what kind of things you did on the Gelli Plate, as a friend and I played this week on one, and things were not too successful even after watching videos. I like your card and esp. being able to use a feather with it. Thanks. Vaudene

  2. Vaudene, thanks so much.

    I literally just put down dobs of paint randomly all over the Gelli Plate, then used a brayer to spread them out. That’s it.

    I didn’t use one sweep of the brayer, but instead did tiny sweeps to show off the variety of colours.

    I hope this makes sense.
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  3. Cheryl, this is amazing! I have NOT heard of Gelli Plate, don’t tell me there is something else out there that I MUST have!! You made a gorgeous background and it masters the color in the photo inspiration! Along with the feather, you created a stunning card! Thank you for sharing this at Just Us Girls!
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