Happy Friday one and all. While in SFO this week, Flax had some free paint samples and one was a watercolor tube, it was sitting on my table waiting to be put away, my gelli plate was out, so I started to play, the sample rendered a wonderful blended background. I had some really cheap tubes that I purchased last year for a Christmas project and went and pulled those out and oh my goodness, so in this case cheaper is better. You want to put small dabs all over your plate about the size of a pea and then brayer it out, when you have the desired amount of reticulation do your pull. I am pulling these on tissue paper and if you are going to pull on tissue do not press down on the tissue, just lay it on top of your plate and then pull it up. This one is my favorite so far. I love the lacey look of it.
This is a card I did using the background, I found the Day Gecko in a September 2010 National Geographic magazine my friend Christy gave me, thanks so much Christy. The Gecko was featured because it had two tails, I performed PhotoShop surgery and extracted it and then cut it with my Cameo. The photo is by Joel Sartore, I love how he is only partially there, running off the card. Hugs