Custom Made Background With Acrylic Paint

Get Inky

Hello Sweet Friends!  It’s Charlene here, getting all inky with some new crafting goodies.  I have been meaning to try out the Gelli plate, but hesitated.  But after watching on Youtube all the cool stuff that people have come up with, I caved and finally got it.  Here’s the thing, I only have one bottle of acrylic paint in my stash, and it’s a tiny one.  But it’s ok, you don’t need a lot of paint to get this project going.

Before you get started, make sure you have a small container of soapy water for your stencil and stamp.

Here’s my stash: sss22014Left:  Gelli plate, my tiny bottle of paint, brayer…not pictured are navy blue cardstock, stencil, and flower stamp (Elegant Flowers).

Right: This is for illustration only.  The paint dries fast, so this is not the actual print that I used….Now the fun part.  Place a drop of paint onto the plate and spread using a brayer then add stencil/stamp and place a card stock on top to create an impression.

I created two cards using this technique.  First up is this card where I place a stencil (little bubbles) on a coat of white paint, stamp the flowers randomly, then placed a card stock on top.  The background looks very subtle, but interesting.  I kept the rest of the card fairly simple to highlight the background.


Next up is just stamping right onto the paint…then heat embossed the sentiment in a happy yellow embossing powder.


I hope you’ll give this technique a try and share your creations with us.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!


5 Responses to Custom Made Background With Acrylic Paint

  1. Wow, this is awesome Charlene! adding the Gelli plate to my shopping list! Looks fabulous!

  2. chrissylarson says:

    Love this look! WOW! Yup, yet another thing I’m going to have to try. 😉

  3. samanthamann says:

    oh my goodness!!! how incredible!! you totally have me jones-ing to try a gelli plate thing! (i don’t know even know the terminology!!) but i am so smitten with your cards! the card with the bubbles is so AMAZING!! it seriously has layers and layers of texture! and it looks amazing!! and your flower one is so sweet! especially with the heat embossed sentiment!! <3 <3 <3 THANK YOU for sharing!

  4. Ruthie Lopez says:

    I have to try this!! looks beautiful!!

  5. tyrababington says:

    OOH Love this..I never heard of a gelli plate, now I need to get one!

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