Saturday, 15 June 2013

Summer of Color week 1

Summer of Color is a 6 week challenge blog where each week there is a different colour choice to use in whatever way we choose.  This week's colour is Citron & Turquoise.

I thought that I might use different techniques each week with my Gelli plate using the colour proscribed for that week.  Firstly I watched this video.

I cut out some paper circles and put them on the gelli plate.  I applied some turquoise and some yellow paint.  Of course it all went very green!  I removed the circles
and they looked like this.

You are supposed to wait for the paint to dry between each layer and although I did use the heat gun a bit, it all took a long time.  I did watch Trooping of the Colour in between!

I added with acrylic paint

and added circles and lines.


I put the clear packing tape across the gelli plate and smoothed it down.  Then pulled it off.  I stuck 2 pieces to tin foil, one piece to a piece of atlas paper and on the other I tried some Perfect Pearls.  I looked in my journal for somewhere to put them and found this page that I had done with Pan Pastel and hadn't liked very much.

I wasn't overly impressed with the result when I'd stuck the tape on the page.

However all was not lost as in searching through the journal I found this page
which is much more citron and turquoise.

I added the circles that I'd used as masks on the gelli plate and added a complementary colour and some words from a Dylusions stamp.

Looking forward to finding out what week 2's colour is and hoping for a more interesting time with the Gelli plate.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice


16 comments:

  1. Hello, Bernice :). These are beautiful pages!! I LOVE how you used clear packaging tapes with gelli plate. So cool when the atlas peeking trough the circles!. LOVE!

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  2. Loving the fab results on the last page. Happy SOC, Annette x

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    Annette No. 39

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  3. A Gelli plate looks like so much fun! Trying hard to resist buying one at the moment :)
    I really love how your pages turned out, especially the second one!
    Zoe @ Top Floor Treasures

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  4. Love your Gelatin prints. So addictive to use! Your pages came out great! :)

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  5. Your pages are absolutely beautiful and you have such creative ideas in making them! Thanks for sharing. They are perfect for the colors of this challenge!

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  6. What wonderful pages. And how fun to see your process with the plate.

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  7. awesome page Bernice! Love seeing the process. One of these days I will get a gelli plate!

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  8. Beautiful pages! I love how you went through the process.

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  9. I haven't tried the packing tape Gelli tute yet, I think yours turned out great!

    I like that you found a totally different page to work with for this week's SOC challenge - it was waiting to be found!

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  10. I did Gelli prints for the SOC challenge this week too. I love how you didn't waste a thing and incorporated your masks into an alternate page.

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  11. Well, that page was meant to be! Your final result is just gorgeous; the flowers, circles and soft writing are just beautiful. AND your first print is so bold and bright and I love the addition of black. Thank you for playing, xoxo

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  12. The final result is worth all you went through... it is fun to see all of the different stages and experiments you went through...xx

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  13. Love the finished citron and turquoise page.
    Rinda

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  14. Oh I love what you've done with the challenge - fantastic work!

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  15. Love the quote on the second one - and a great looking page.

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