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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Oooh.... are you scared............?

Good morning!

Here I am with the second of my Halloween makes for you - this time, again using the new Visible Image stencil "Skull Shadow" accompanied by all Visible Image stamps.

Now, this one I was very pleased with as I wanted to give a relief to the skull without the use of texture paste and I think I nailed it!!!!  This image is completely flat to the touch apart from the texture sand that is dotted around the edges.

OK, how did I get there?  Again, this is using the gelli plate.  Firstly I rolled some ink on to the plate with my brayer, then laid the stencil on the top.  I wiped away most of the ink that was laying around the exposed bits on the gelli plate (this of course, left the ink underneath the stencil only).  So, I lifted the stencil off and could just about see the outline of the skull so placed down my card stock and rubbed the back and lifted - with me so far?  I then dotted the sand texture paste around the card stock and allowed to thoroughly dry.  So, at this point it was looking rather messy but I hung in there and carried on!!!  So, black gesso was then painted all around the background of the skull and over the sand texture paste and again, allowed to dry.  Some gilding wax was rubbed to show the relief and some white gesso was painted in to the eye socket and nose which importantly gave that skull more depth.

Added some Visible Image stamps and the sentiment "Immortal".

There, hope I haven't frightened you off!!!!!

Great use of the gelli plate when wanting texture and depth.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Leanne xxx

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  1. Love this. I have a Gelli plate but been too scared to use it. After reading this I just might give it a go. I must get the gorgeous stencil first though!

  2. Uuuhhhh what a spooky card. Very beautiful.
    Hugs Carola