Friday 29 July 2016

2016 #14 Gelli Colours {by Ellie Knol}

2016 Topic 14: Colour Mixing 

Hi everyone! Ellie Knol here, joining you this evening with a post about colourmixing, specifically a warm scheme and a cool colour scheme.  

That can be very messy, but oh SO fun! I have done a tutorial on mixing colors; not just different colors but also different mediums; Fresco Acrylic Paints and Infusions. To be precise: I mixed every color Fresco Acrylic Paint (2 of 5 at a time) with every Infusions (1 of 4 at a time) I own. Yes, that gave me a whole bunch of backgrounds, as I’ve brayered all the painty goodness from the brayer onto cardstock as well! I have also used the gorgeous Hot Picks stamp collection! 

First I’ll show a step-by-step on the backgrounds, then 3 of the cards. I’ve made six in total; you can admire all 6 on my own blog: PAPER- STAMPS - COLOR

Let’s go! 

Step One: Add two tiny dots of Fresco Acrylic Paint Snowflake and Beach Hut onto a round 8” gelliplate. Mist with a tiny bit of water. Brayer it over the entire plate. I chose to not mix the colors that well. 

Step Two: Sprinkle a tiny bit of Royal Blood Infusions onto the plate; additionally mist with a tiny bit of water. Brayer over it in one direction until you are satisfied with the mixing of it. 

Step Three: Now for the fun part: pull a print. Additionally brayer all the inky goodness from your brayer onto cardstock. This gives a lovely mix of 'cool' colours

Step Four: Add some stamping to it, and assemble to a card. 


Now for a 'warm' palette, here is an example of mixing Snowflake and Yellow Submarine Fresco Acrylic Paints, plus Sunset Beach Infusions 


An example of mixing Snowflake and Glass Blue Fresco Acrylic Paints, plus Sunset Beach Infusions 

As I said - I've made six cards with the same technique. To see all of them go to my blog HERE.

It's so easy to do! 

TIP - To get a crisp stamped image on surfaces with acrylic on it, is difficult sometimes. When stamping on these backgrounds see to it that you are able to stamp multiple times with a MISTI, or any other stamping tool. I’ve made my own. 

The sky is the limit here, right?! 
Hope you can use this as inspiration to create your own unique projects!
I am also on Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook 
See you! 

Thanks Ellie, fabulous colour mixing. Two very clear schemes going on here, a cool colour scheme and a warm one. I love how you added just tiny touches of the warm clours to the cool palette, this really brings it to life. ~Darcy 

We would love to see how you interpret this Colour Mixing topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #14: Colour Mixing, on this page HERE. 

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 

All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Colour Mixing link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Aug 7th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

what beautiful cards, great colour choices.

Craftyfield said...

I love the designs and colours, CAS and beautiful! Plus the stamps Ellie used are old favourites.

Unknown said...

Oh wow - makes me want to go play Ellie. These are really LOVELY. Xj.

Miriam said...

These cards are gorgeous Ellie....

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous idea and thank you for the inspiration x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Just beautiful. So elegant. Really interesting. Thanks Ellie. Lx

rachel said...

awesome idea - so cool - love it xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gret idea, really want to try this!

Lucy x

Ellie Knol said...

Thanks to all for your nice comments!

Hazel Agnew said...

Love them Ellie. Will have a go myself later. X

Gloria S said...

I love the cards. The instructions show a 8" Gelli plate....isn't that too large for a card?

Etsuko said...

Lovely cards, use of the gelli plate color is very effective. xx

Julie Lee said...

These are superb, Ellie! Wonderful effects! xx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous results of mixing not only colours but two different products. The cards are beautiful!

Lesley Xx

Catie Cuddles said...

These are fabulous... Never thought to mix the fresco paints with the infusions. Must have a dabble.
C xxx

PaperArtsy said...

Genius idea Ellie!! Love the combinations you have tried, and the simple stamping, so elegant and has a massive impact! ~Leandra

Dortesjs said...

wow beautiful cards, great colour choices ;O)

Sarn said...

Fabulous creativity x

Ellie Knol said...

I's a round 10 centimeters plate :)