Wednesday 2 September 2015

A bit of Gelli Plate & Gelato Mail Art

Well, one Sunday I decided to get my Gelli Plate out and just make lots of lovely Gelli Prints.

I love having afternoons like that where you don't think too much about anything and just make lots of backgrounds in your journal or Gelli Plate prints.

So what to do with all those prints.

                                                                       MAIL ART!

Yes I love a bit of Mail Art. 
It's always a nice surprise too when you get some lovely art through the post.
And this mail art is bright, its going to get noticed in the sorting office that's for sure!
They are nearly A4 size, so not too small!

So what did I use?
Mostly DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics for the backgrounds of the envelopes.
But for the Day of the Dead panels I used Faber Castell Gelatos. I love these, they get better each time I use them :) 

I used Kate Crane's Stampotique stamps for the characters.
Love these little cuties :)

Some of my old favourites, like the Crafty Notions heart stamp that was free with Craft Stamper about 2 years ago. Wish I could get another one from somewhere, mine is falling to bits!

The DREAM stencil is an Andy Skinner DecoArt stencil called Serendipity, its got lots of great words on it. Go check it out. :)

This AWESOME! Day of the Dead stencil is also a Andy Skinner design.
This is going to get used like mad, I just know it! 
I'm hankering for a T-shirt  with this design on it.
So I'll be trying out some fabric paints soon :)

It does have the quote "Day of the Dead" on the stencil, but I went all Spanish and used the PaperArtsy alphabet stamps instead.

I covered some card in book pages and made this bright background from rubbing Faber Castell Gelatos onto the board. I brushed over a coat of Matt gel medium to seal it, and then used some bright acrylic paint through a stencil to add more layers. 

I hope my Mail recipients will like them.
Hope you feel inspired to send your friends some mail art to brighten up their day :)
See you soon
Michelle xxxxxxx


Sandra Botham said...

These are stunning lovely. The colours are so bright. Love those 2 stamps of Kate's they are so versatile arent they?
Love Sand. xxx

Sandra Hall said...

Er, is I getting one?
Pretty please? Xxx

Helen said...

wow, how gorgeous are they, no wonder Chris was so thrilled with hers! No way could I compete with this! Love that craft stamper heart too, I thought that was what it was when I saw it. xx

thekathrynwheel said...

These are all fabulous! I'm thinking I should maybe dig out my gelli plate again ...!

Claudia N. said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, Michelle!

Yes, a mail art exchange thingie sounds like a great idea!!!

Your vibrant colours from the Gelli prints are absolutely stunning and I can't wait to see the T-shirt you will come up with!! Whoever gets your mail art is definitely in for a treat!

Claudia x

Cath Sheard said...

Seriously WOW! Love the bright colours, love the stamps etc. Anyone receiving these is very lucky :-)

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - looks like you've been having an absolute ball! Love the layers of colours giving such depth and vibrancy - and the stamping is fabulous. Glorious!
Alison xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Lots of yumminess Michelle. Looks like you had a ball ♥

AndreaBastelmaus said...

Hallo good afternoon from Germany,
I found your nice Blog today and it looks so nice. You made lovely cards, books an d other things - great!
In future, I will come back ;) Have a nice day - Andrea

Gibby Frogett said...

Awesome post with really uplifting and cheery colours and fantastic artwork. Its overcast and a miserable day here and I sat with a big smile looking at all your pieces - thanks :)
This is the second post this week I've seen with fabulous and inspiring Gelli Plate prints - I really must be brave and try the one I've had since last Christmas.... Gill x

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