Saturday, 16 November 2013

Stained Glass. New Stencil, New Trick...



I am so excited to show you this new technique! Well, it’s new to me! I was lying in bed last night, wide awake, because of the coughing, and I got to thinking about stencils on Gelli Plates, as you do.
Well Jim had designed a super stencil earlier in the day, one of our Filigraphy style ones, and I was trying to figure out in my head how to get a really crisp image on a Gelli Plate with it. And then it hit me! Very, very simple, when you think of it.
Here goes...

All you need is
A 6x6 Gelli Plate
A 7x7 Fabulous Filigraphy Flowers Stencil
Buff Titanium Acrylic Paint
Process Turquoise Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Rich Gold Acrylic Paint
Speedball Brayer
Black Card 7" x 7"
Low tack masking tape.

This is where we're headed....

although I have to say the photo really doesn't do the technique justice! You should see it in the flesh!


and this is how we got there...

Black square card. Glossy or Matt - Both are fab


Attach the stencil to the same size black card using low-tack masking tape top 


top and bottom.


Spread Buff Titanium Acrylic paint over the Gelli Plate


Lay the stencil and black card down on the wet paint, rub the back well, and pull the first print.
Leave the stencil attached to the artwork. 
THAT'S THE TECHNIQUE RIGHT THERE! 


Add some Process Turquoise acrylic paint to the left and right of the Gelli Plate.
Add a piece of Sequin waste and blot with copy paper.


Lay down the stencil and artwork in the wet paint, rub the back and pull the print again.
Leave the stencil attached to the artwork. 


Back to the Gelli Plate. Add some gold paint in the centre, with the Punchinella again.
Lift off the Punchinella


Lay down the stencil and artwork a third time, rub the back and pull the print.
Leave the stencil attached to the artwork. 


I was getting quite bold by now, so I spread a little white acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate, added the punchinella pattern again, and started just pressing certain flowers and areas which I thought needed a little highlight into the wet white paint. All the time, the stencil stayed taped to the artwork.


When you think you've done enough, it's time to remove the stencil.
Prepare to be impressed. Heartily impressed!


I must say, these 3 colours do sit well together.



The tiny details of white really lift and give depth.


I just couldn't get over how sharp the stencil lines were. But that is the key to the whole technique: attaching the stencil to the card while you pull the prints! Simples!


I for one am very excited about this new discovery, and I hope you have fun with it, too.
I am seriously thinking about breaking out the huge Gelli Plate, the 12" x 14", getting Jim to make a much bigger stencil to fit it, and trying this technique on a grand scale. What a magnificent Christmas Present that would make for my parents...I'll keep you posted.

Remember Madeleine? Wouldn't she look awesome in this Stained Glass, too ?

I challenge you...



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But now, I really must go and try this stained Glass window in purple, light blue and gold. 
I think that will be heavenly...


120 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this technique... The stencil looks pretty amazing too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas xxx

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  3. This is lovely, and does look like a stained glass window. I wish I had 'light bulb' moments like you do. I am going to get the gelli plate out tomorrow and try this technique.
    Take care, Sally x

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  4. I like the look of this one, and I have just had what might be a moment of Clarity. I will try it out tomorrow and if it works, I will post it. If it doesn't work, I will go back to the drawing board until it does. xx Maggie

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  6. I love this Barbara - it looks gorgeous, great technique again too, stops all those little overlaps!!! I love this stencil too it's a Keeper!!!

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  7. Fantastic Barbara..we all read and learn...
    Love it.
    Keep the ideas coming...hugs Jo. X

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  8. what a brilliant idea was also think what other stencils could do this feel a geli plate play day coming on your early posting hope cough goes soon x

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  9. Loving this technique and the stencil is amazing! Haven't tried black card on the Gelli yet - that's a must for Sunday as I've got a whole day of crafting planned xx

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  10. Wow Wow Wow i love it Barbara you are so talented it looks gorgeous I alway's think the stained glass look is awesome . The Stencil is fantastic too x

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  11. Lovely colours and design! Your making me crave a gelli plate, xmas list me thinks!
    We are all we mad people still up at this time
    Aileen xx

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  12. That technique looks great Barbara! I "need" a Gelli plate now!

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  13. Liked this very much, must get myself a gelli plate as I don't have one ! YET !

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  14. Good morning,
    What fun, I just received my Madeline stencil so this cool technique is on my list. You are so clever. Hope you feel better, have fun in London. Happy belated Dave.....

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  15. Beautiful Barbara. Cant wait to havr a go with my gelli plate your ideas are always sooo inspirational. Thanx xxxxx

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  16. Really striking against black card and the new technique opens up a complete new can of worms xx

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  17. I only have the next size up gelli plate with the brick stencil and a couple of others but I'm guessing the same Technique will apply. I like that crispness it's very very good... All that coughing led to something good xx

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  18. really love this idea will be playing later
    chrissy o xx

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  19. Such a lovely design so striking i love the look of this stencil x.

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  20. This is gorgeous! Can't wait to give it a go xx

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  21. Great idea must give it a try.

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  22. This is beautiful & a great new technique. Some festive themed stencils would make beautiful quick christmas cards...hint hint!

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    1. Bingo, right. First thing Monday xx thanks for the nudge xx

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  23. Wow thats amazing, I love love love that stencil. I'm off to your website to see if I can order it yet. Thank you x

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  24. Beautiful result:) I can't wait to play with this technique.

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  25. Love it, can't wait to get hold of the stencil x

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  26. Lovely new stencil! What a simple (but brilliant!) idea to leave the stencil attached! Will give that a go. Looks great on the black card too. Thanks Barb xx Hope you feel better soon xxx

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  27. What a gorgeous result. I often lie awake in the small hours cogitating but have never invented anything so lovely. I def need this new stencil. You could combine this technique with the arch shape apparature stencil too to make a stained glass window.

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  28. Oh, you're so clever Barbara, it looks amazing. I'm off to give it a try with Madeline.

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  29. PS. Please could you start selling square black glossy card too as we will all now need some x

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  30. Is there no end to your talent... I hope not, just keep inspiring! Well done. Joan x

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  31. Hi Barbara,
    I wish I could come up with something like this when I'm lying awake! I love this and will definitely be giving this a go today. Thanks for the step by step instructions and more importantly the inspiration. Alison

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  32. Hi Barbara this is gorgeous, love the stencil. Keep up the blog, i really enjoy reading it every day & blogging still baffles me !

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  33. Wow this looks fantastic!! Will definitely be trying this today so good to have step by step instructions, thanks, have a good weekend x

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  34. Hi Barb, fabulous technique, have not splurged on a Geli plate set yet, but I feel the urge and time fast approaching. Love the look and colours of this card. Bx

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  35. Beautiful stencil and a fantastic idea. Loving your daily dose of inspiration better than medicine. Hope your feeling better. Susan x

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  36. Oh my goodness! It's stunning! Loving the new techinque and the black card! Thank you for sharing your discovery! I will give it a go! Xxx

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  37. Fantastic! Will have to try this with some.of your other stencils. Please keep the ideas coming! Thanks.

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  38. Good Morning Barbara!
    I hope you're taking some hot honey and lemon ? or better still hot Ribena mmmm!
    When I can't sleep.... I mow the lawn, wallpaper the landing, win the lottery, and do all the jobs I can't do when I'm awake ! lol. I wish I had your Inspiration, and achieved this technique! at least being awake was fruitful for you Barbara..for me its just annoying and doing stupid things that when I wake up properly I forget about!
    Take care and wish you better soon.
    LoveMarg

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  39. How clever are you? Just love this technique and the colours, will be trying this with one of your other stencils. Thanks for sharing x

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  40. Wonderful! Your fantastic! Can't wait to give it a try..

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  41. Hi looks amazing. Just read about a way to stop coughing... Rub vicks on to soles of your feet and put socks on... sounds weird but apparently works wonders xx

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  42. You inspire me so much.....saw you at the NEC.....amazing work! x

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  43. Morning barbara - this is just wonderful - can't wait to have a go but will have to wait until christmas - got the gelliplate starter pack from you at the Harrogate show - something else to try to remember until the big man dressed in red comes down the chimney! Lol! Looks gorgeous xx Have a great Saturday xx

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  44. Love this idea Barbara. Guess what I'm going to be doing today! lol x

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  45. After seeing this Barbara I must get my gelli plate out of 'hibernation' and give it a go, thanks x

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  46. Will be breaking out the gelli plate today Barbara and trying this .......Christmas stencils yes please would be fab

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  47. Love the stencil, love the new technique, love the idea of Christmas stencils for quick cards. Just a pity that all my crafty stash is packed away in boxes while the extension work has been going on. At least the end is in site now, but it will probably be the new year before i'm able to craft again. Can't wait! x

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  48. Forgot to say, I'd love a Christmas stencil too please. Been a bit busy with other things and I haven't made a single card yet! That technique looks perfect for a large batch and they will all be slightly different. x

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  49. Loving the new technique. I've just put and order in for some more stencils & a stamp or 2. xx

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  50. Wow. This technique will have the stencils flying out of the shop. Can we have a live demo on CandC please just to make sure we know what we're doing? Can't wait till you come up with another brilliant idea. xx Margaret C.

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  51. Stunning, love this idea and adore the stencil. Bye have to go and play.

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  52. I have been debating whether I would really use the Gelli Plate but the more I see you use it - the more I think I need it. This blog is fantastic for ideas but might really hurt my bank balance!!!
    Elaine

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  53. What a great card. I am new to Clarity and papercrafting (my first love is cross stitch) and am loving these blog entries as they are so inspiring especially as I am a beginner. I don't know how you manage to come up with all these ideas and new techniques but would imagine that you have to have a pad and paper at the side of the bed to write down all your thoughts. Keep up the good work!

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  54. Great concept Barbara - if that's what you come up with when trying to get to sleep, I am in favour! Only thing is, please dream in the next size up sometimes? Many thanks.

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  55. Good morning Barbara, I have been offline for a while and did not know that you were now writing your own blog, what a lovely discovery. I read all of the post from the beginning last night and now feel like I have caught up... I just love it!! Your writing is so relaxed it feels like you are just chatting along with a group of people and sharing your discoveries like we do when we meet up with friends.. I am a member of the New Design Club and always love reading your letter that is included and this blog means I can enjoy your writing more often now :-) I have yet to venture into the world of the Gelli Plate but every time I see you use it I am more impressed...I think this will be going onto my Christmas wish list...well enough of my ramblings I will be off, looking forward to reading more of your posts. Thank you also for the amazing chance of winning that amazing prize. Fingers and toes crossed :-) x

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  56. This is stunning, must give it a go. Yet another gorgeous stencil. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I second the tip about rubbing Vicks on the soles of your feet, particularly at night, to help stop coughing. x

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  57. Another gorgeous stencil that will be going on my wish list :). Hope your cough gets better soon.

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  58. Great new stencil, Jim's one talented man. Every time I see or read a Jelly plate demo my resolve weakens, but I must practice more with my stamping first. I thought this mask would look fantastic on acetate as a stained glass feature

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  59. I just like the work you show us. It is so motivierend !

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  60. Wonderful technique! I have a gelli plate which hasn't seen much love....now I just need to get me some stencils:) Love the range of stencils that you are producing - they are all getting added to my Christmas list!

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  61. Stunning effect and I am loving another new stencil .. off to give it a go xxx

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  62. Absolutely gorgeous. Fab technique - never would have thought to use black card. Am loving the stunning new stencil, can't wait for it to available. Also would like a stencil for something Christmassy for quick cards xx

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  63. Love this effect. Bought my gelliplate at the NEC, must give it a go.

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  64. Amazing effect - and the new stencil design is just lovely - well done Jim! Hoping that santa has got my letter and brings me a gelli plate in his sack....

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  65. This looks great, I cant wait to try the technique.

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  66. What a beautiful card and it sounds so complicated, not sure if I could do it but may try it and see.

    Love all the colours.

    Hugs

    CraftyJacq
    xx

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  67. Barbara this is beautiful! I love stain glass windows so this technique is particularly impressive to me. Thank you for the great inspiration, hope you're feeling/sleeping better soon. Don't go over doing things! x

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  68. love this, gorgeous colours x

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  69. Great technique and the results are amazing.Thanks Barbara x.

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  70. This a brilliant technique. I will definitely give it a go. xx

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  71. thank you thank you thank you! I've been rattling my brains as to how to achieve this on black card. i was thinking of starting in white. but i think it would not look as good. and I've been wanting to do this with Madeline actually. thank you again. now i need to try it out yay....xx

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  72. am keeping up with my resolution to actually comment ........love this stencil and the stunning effect you've got. Clarity has come a long way since I first discovered you many years ago at the Commonwealth centre!

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  73. Wow, this stencil is truly stunning and your new technique shows it off so well Barbara. Loving your new Blog and really look forward to reading it each and every day. I don't know where you get all these fantastic ideas from but all I can say is please keep coming as you are really doing an awesome job.....thank you from the bottom of my heart xxx

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  74. WOW!!! When is this stencil going to be available??? I want it! I NEED it! Just don't tell the hubby :o) Loving the daily inspiration Barbara, Hope your feeling better. XX

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  75. Looks good, don't know how you keep new ideas coming!

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  76. Stunning, I love the colours. I know I'm getting the gelli plate for Xmas, I can't wait! Barbara, you have done it again, another beautiful technique!Wx

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  77. All I can say is marvellous! The Gelli plate opens the world to a whole new adventure and boy are you embracing that! Love the New stencil..will be having a go at that for certain! Xxx

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  78. All I can say is marvellous! The Gelli plate opens the world to a whole new adventure and boy are you embracing that! Love the New stencil..will be having a go at that for certain! Xxx

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  79. Beautiful card. Im getting a gelli plate for Christmas and I so can't wait to have a play x

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  80. Yes, I am getting hooked on this gelli plate malarkey and can see how easy it would be to make quick Christmas cards ... so Christmas stencils would be great , especially as I am so behind with making them xxx

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  81. What a great idea and really easy to follow - many thanks!! I bought a Gelli pack at the NEC so I should be all set to try this one I think.

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  82. What a great idea and it has made a beautiful card. I really enjoy reading your techniques, it's making me want a gelli plate more and more!


    Emma x

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  83. Wow fabulous technique Barbara, I am a new owner of a gelli and will trying this soooooooon!!

    MaggieH

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  84. This is such a great idea. All because your cough was keeping you awake....thanks Barbara x

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  85. Superb on Black card. I imagine it would work really well on white too, maybe in fresh spring colours. Thanks for sharing x

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  86. What an amazing idea Barbara! Your blog is such an inspiration. I was wondering, would it work on the Gelli plate if you were to mix the acrylic paint with mica powders (like perfect pearls?) Because that would give the stained glass effect an amazing shimmer!

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  87. This looks absolutely fantastic. I have not yet had much time to play with my gelli plate, but I know what I will do over the Christmas break ;).

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  88. I love this Barbara, I do a lot of stencilling and I must add this to my collection. Inspired as usual xx

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  89. This stencil is definitely going to be on my Xmas list - gorgeous. And the technique is brilliant. I can't wait to try it. Lxxx

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  90. What a great idea, can't wait to play.

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  91. Can you use Mirri card to do this?

    I have 2 proper stained glass windows in my front room and love this picture, have ordered my stencil now just to wait for it to come

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  92. another stunner, another great lesson - thanks Barbara x

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  93. Used it with Madeleine Stencil and I loved it xx

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  94. love the idea of keeping the stencil on, like most ideas, so simple, just needs someone to make that thought connection. I finally have some paints to try on my gelli, so expecting to get messy while i try this with a few other stencils

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  95. Thanks for sharing this technique.

    Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  96. Wow, what a great idea, thanks for sharing once again, I need to go and try this now!

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  97. Superb idea and love the colours - think I need a Gelli plate!

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  98. Don't have a gelli plate yet! After watching you demo on C&C I really need one now!

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  99. ooh wow! What a cool technique - I must give this a try - thank you so much for the tutorial! xx

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  100. This is a beautiful technique, definitely going to have to try it out. Thanks Barbara!

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  101. This is lovely. I hope to try this if Santa brings me the Gelli plate kit from my Christmas list! I have been good Santa, I promise! ;-)

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  102. Your stained glass artwork looks beautiful and fabulous. Wonderful job.

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  103. Your stained glass artwork looks beautiful and fabulous. Wonderful job.

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  104. Your stained glass artwork looks beautiful and fabulous. Wonderful job.

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x