Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Perfect Threesome

Did that get your attention?  No, not a description of my weekend, but the combination of stencils, deli wrap, and a gelli plate

I was first introduced to the joys of using deli wrap as a substrate by the wonderful Anne Bagby, and I've been hooked ever since.  Later on, I noticed that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer was using it a lot, especially with her gelli plate.  I signed up for her online  gelli plate class (IMO a steal at only $15), and fell in love with the deli wrap all over again.

Last weekend I spent a very happy couple of hours churning out one design after another.  Just experimenting with different stencils and color combinations, not overthinking (truth be told, not thinking at all), and I now have a big stack that will be used as backgrounds, torn up for collages, and who knows what else.

Most of the stencils I used are from Stencil Girls.  I recently joined their stencil club, which gives me three stencils a month (that are exclusive to the club members) and access to MaryBeth Shaw's instructional videos.

For the most part, I used very inexpensive acrylic paint, including cheapo metallics.  A drop of Golden's fluid acrylics here and there, but mainly this is not only low tech, but low cost.  The only thing you might not already have is the gelli plate itself.  Trust me, you will enjoy using it.














21 comments:

Lillian Mederak said...

these are wonderful Eileen
YOU still rein as Queen of backgrounds...Im giving your title back LOL
Lill
http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/

Elena said...

Wow!! Those are fantastic Eileen!

Patzee said...

Love all the colors!! You are becoming quite a stencil master (mistress??)! Love the Gelli Plate!

Isolina Perez said...

Awesome Eileen!!!!! Question, what is deli wrap (I sound silly)

Seth said...

What a beautiful set of backgrounds!

MB Shaw said...

Oh yes!!! Me loves my deli wrap too :)
These are great, Eileen!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful and inspiring, Eileen!

I am your newest blog follower, too...#300! Woo-hoo!!

Mary-Beth said...

Love, these Eileen! I'll repeat Isolina's question, what is deli wrap? eeek! (I feel like I should know!!)

grannypoppy said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun, Eileen! Lovely backgrounds. I signed up for Julie's class, too, and love using the stencils with the gelli plate. I've been looking everywhere for deli paper, without success, but there's a link to Amazon on your blog, so I tried that .... but it's only in Amazon USA and they don't ship to Canada. Oh well, I'll keep on searching!Thanks for sharing all the eye candy :)

suzieq23 said...

Eileen I have been thinking about joining Stencil Girls club. Are you happy with the stencils you receive. I have seen one or two and love them...you cannot buy them from their store. I will wait to hear your reply before I join. thanks
LOVE THE GELLI PLATe!

suzieq23 said...

To Grannypoppy - Deli paper, 2 - 500 piece boxes at BJs for $10.00. cannot beat it. Hope you get this.

Eileen Bellomo said...

I am loving the Stencil Girl club. Not only the stencils, but the video tutorials we have access to, and the private Facebook page where members share their stencil work. I joined with four local friends and we plan to get together every month to have a stencil party!

Eileen Bellomo said...

LOL! It is the paper some delis use to wrap sandwiches. Sort of like waxed paper without all the wax. Some big box stores like BJs sell it. I got mine from Amazon. Click on the link in my post.

Eileen Bellomo said...

See my reply to Isolina above.

goodling4 said...

Sounds and looks like lots of fun all wrapped up! Great backgrounds to have on hand for future projects, too.

Wanda H said...

You got some great prints, Eileen!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

How fun to see your prints. Love em!

deborahdesigns said...

Great work Eileen! Loved visiting your site!

Lori said...

Very cool backgrounds! Love the layers and the colors!!

craftyM said...

Wow! You have been one busy lady! Love them all! If I had a geli plate might these appear at my house, too!? ha ha ha! I need one!!!!

milkcan said...

Awesome prints! I love them all!