Happy Thanks­giv­ing Gelli Plate Tips

CardMaker - - Card-Making Techniques -

• Don’t toss the Gelli Plate pack­ag­ing! The in­te­rior plas­tic sheaths and clamshell case are de­signed for per­ma­nent stor­age. • Draw a de­sign on pa­per and slide it be­neath the clear plate as a guide when ap­ply­ing and re­mov­ing paint. • Use a thin layer of paint when print­ing on pa­per; fab­ric may need a thicker layer. • Mix acrylic paint with Liq­ui­tex Gel Matte Medium to ex­tend the paint’s work­ing time on the plate. • Use high-con­trast­ing paint col­ors on each new print for best re­sults. • Place a word die cut or sten­cil face­down on the plate to avoid print­ing back­ward. • Em­boss heavy card­stock to use as a tex­ture plate. • Swish sten­cils in a pan of wa­ter to pre­vent paint from dry­ing. • Quickly re­move paint from stamps with a damp paint edger pad. • Place dried prints un­der a heavy book to re­move any buck­ling.

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