Saturday, 26 October 2013

Fancy a Gelli Sandwich?

Saturday's blog, a New Technique. Here's one for those of us with a Gelli Plate appetite. I have been playing with my Gelli Plate for a year now, and the more I figure out, the more I realise what I haven't figured out ! This simple new sandwich trick which I worked out last night, after the Exhibition at the SECC had closed, (so that I could stick to my Blog Poem!) made me think of all the hundreds of different sandwiches we could make...
You need:
Copy paper
Time and Patience.
Lay the Gelli Plate down on a piece of the same size card you will be using.
Spread the Naples Yellow over the Gelli Plate with your Speedball Brayer.
Lay the Leafy Swirl stencil down. Then lay down a sheet of copy paper and blot well.
Remove the blotting paper.
Remove the stencil. Allow to dry for at least 5 minutes. This is the hardest part...
First layer of the sandwich made.
Now for the sandwich fill.
Without pulling the yellow print off, spread a layer of Payne's Grey over the dry yellow pattern.
Using the brayer, roll off the black/grey paint until you can see the pattern peeping through.
That just ensures you don't overfill the sandwich!
Lay the Dotty Wave stencil down. Blot with copy paper again.
Remove the copy paper and the stencil, and allow to dry for at least 5 minutes again.
Needs to be completely dry.
That's the 2nd layer, the sandwich fill made.
Now I don't know about you, but I tend to use the same sort of bread for both layers, so get your Naples yellow out again and spread it over the dry black dotty pattern.
Lay down the white card on the wet yellow, to pull the print.
Use the card underneath the Gelli Plate to position the print.
Rub the back of the card with your hand or use a clean brayer to apply pressure, and pull your print.
Et voila, Plat de Jour au Gelli!
You will pull all 3 layers off your plate at the same time.
The Leafy Swirl, which you used first, will be at the front.
Stop and think about that for a moment. Think about the sandwich whilst you look at the colours.
Then rustle up your own flavours!
All you need is 2 contrasting colours and 2 stencils which go together well.
Bon Appetit!
X

27 comments:

  1. Hi Barb,

    Wow! Gorgeous. Great tutorial . X

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  2. Think I may have myself a gelli sandwich later.

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  3. Wonderful (clapping hands excitedly), I have anything so I'll definitely be getting my gelli on later, thank you x

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  4. Wow, amazing. Love how you are working out new techniques and then sharing, you are a great tutor. Saves us lot from getting indigestion x

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  5. What a great idea. Would not think it would work if you let it dry in between. Will give it a go

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  6. Fabulous, I may have to get the Gelli out ! x

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  7. Oh I really like that, must play this afternoon. Thanks Barbara.

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  8. Was going to tidy the crafty den, but I think I'm postponing .....much more fun to play and make gelli butties .... love it and a good one to remember :) xx

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  9. thats wonderful Barbara, will have yo try that.
    Just one thingtho, I have got the patience but can we but the time form you????. lol x

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  10. Wow! Who would have thought that a sandwich could be so much fun! Can't believe you did all this after the SECC, hun. Fab-u-lous!
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  11. This is such a fantastic idea, can't wait to try it.... Cool.

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  12. Wow that's pure genius. Loving your blog and great tutorials. Susan

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  13. Thanks for all these fabulous tutorials Barbara ,I can almost hear your voice as I read it !!

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  14. Gorgeous print Barbara xxx and a great tutorial thank you for sharing xx

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  15. Hi Barbara,

    Met u today with my daughter Caitlin and decided to have a look at your blog. Cards are brill and have spent loads and will be trying somevof the techniques.

    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    Xx

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  16. Oh wow, I just have to try this one, i DO wonder how you think these things up

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  17. Oooo will definitely have a go at that this week! I'm thinking brown and pink! And stencils... Trees I !think!

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  18. very cool. wonder what would happen if one were to use a third colour? xx

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  19. Great project Barbara I love the black coming through the yellow. On this principle if you did a Club Sandwhich you get double sided paper??? Samxx

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  20. Oooohh! I'm loving this one. But can I bear the suspense as I wait to pull a print... Drama in the craft room.

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  21. Just tried this Barbara...used the same stencils as you but used grey and pink...worked a treat. Much better than pulling each layer...love that all three layers can be done at the same time and it didn't take too much time. I used Kaisercraft acrylics which are runnier and dry more quickly...lovely effect. Yet again a fine tutorial x

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  22. Just tried this Barbara...used the same stencils as you but used grey and pink...worked a treat. Much better than pulling each layer...love that all three layers can be done at the same time and it didn't take too much time. I used Kaisercraft acrylics which are runnier and dry more quickly...lovely effect. Yet again a fine tutorial x

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

Barb x