Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fun in the Sun

For all you multi media artists, so you have done a gelli pull and really like it and would like to use it multiple times on a card, a digi page, your hybrid journal, you will never get another exact pull what do you do?  Scan it in and then print it, but here is the fun part, I am so loving my pulls on tissue paper, I love the look of it and I adore the feel of it, printed out on copy or cardstock you loose some of the beautiful transparency, so today I figured out how to print on tissue paper and oh my goodness that opens up an entire new world all by itself but we will save that for later.  

To print out on tissue paper, take a good piece of white card stock, I used 8 1/2X 11 - 80lb cover, my gelli block is 8X10" but I did not need the entire pull because I am using it on some cards, so I cut the tissue to 7"X7", then traced around it onto the cardstock, then liberally apply repositionable glue, I use Elmer's repositionable glue stick, let it cure for at least 1min, the begin with the top of the tissue paper laying it down and burnishing it onto the cardstock with a bone folder so there are no wrinkles, (this is why you want to trace the size), you do not want to have excess glue edges go through your printer, then send it through.  Begin with a corner and gently pull the tissue paper off the card stock and let it dry, you may have some rolling, after it dries you can flatten it with an iron but cover the tissue with a light cloth to iron.  Then if you want any additional water mark turn the tissue over and spritz (Very) lightly with a mister and dry with your heat gun and you are done.  This might sound like a lot but once you do it, it goes really fast and the results are amazing,  I adhered the tissue to a cardstock block and then added some misc. rub-ons and my card is done.

another view, have a safe and happy Memorial weekend, hugs


Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is one super effect hun,and love the colours,hugs Cherylxxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Thanks so much for this! I've been trying to print on tissue but so far i've beeen unsuccesful. I think I'm too impatient with tape and try to do the whole piece at a time. My question is, does the ink leave a residue? I want to print digi's, then color. Hmmm, maybe if I print them flipped it would work. In any case, this is GORGEOUS! xxD

Lynnise Bowman said...

wow, Sandi, this is incredibly inventive!! Your card making skills are just amazing! Thank you for stopping by my blog, you are so sweet and I've missed you all at the AJC.. BIg hugs!

Loopylou. said...

oooh sandi I do so love popping in on your crafty scientist posts!! he he he!! this is just so beautiful and I love the little butterflies and bees!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Sandi! I will be making my own Gelli plate soon, can't wait to try all your fun techniques out on it! ~Diane