Day 4 was the final day & it was about making your own templates, using a Gelli plate & dry embossing.
This is the card I made using the CWS Harlequin stencil to dry emboss. This was something I’d always wanted to try, but as someone who has a history of breaking cutting plates, I was wary. Julie’s instructions were very clear however & I succeeded first time.
A very simple stencil made with Spellbinders circle dies.
The Gelli plate tutorial had me pondering for quite a while. I don’t have one, so wondered how I could achieve a similar-ish effect. I tried a few things, none of which worked, before I thought of the rubber shims I used for the dry embossing above.
I used the TH Eye Chart stencil first, but got virtually no paint on the paper. When I removed the stencil there was a very clear impression in the paint on the shim, so I put the paper back down & got a good negative impression. I added more paint (Ice Blue Fresco) & put down the TH Clockwork stencil & brayered over the top before removing it & putting down the card. Again a good negative impression, which did cover up a lot of the first layer, but I didn’t mind. I also didn’t mind that some of the paper stuck to the shim as I removed it, it just added more texture. The final layer was Limelight Fresco through the TH Stripes stencil.
The finished card.
I have really enjoyed making these cards, thanks to everyone at Online Card Classes for the inspiration & the excellent quality of the lessons. And once again, much thanks to my friend Sarita, for the gift of a place on the class.
See you next time.