Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monkeying Around

Yesterday I showed you several textured backgrounds I created using Gesso, Spray Ink, a brayer, and your Gelli Printing Plate.  Today I’m showcasing one of those backgrounds using a Ranger Leaf Stencil with Ranger Cut Grass Spray Ink.
 As soon as I pulled the prints off my Gelli plate, I thought of a jungle and remembered the cute Changito Monkey stamps (Stampendous) that I haven’t used in years! I created two cards using both the positive and negative prints I made. To begin with, I stamped my monkeys in black soot distress ink on watercolor paper, and added some vines using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color the image and blended them with baby oil. I used Ground Espresso distress ink for the sentiment and to add some spatters to both panels.  The corner are adorned with frond leaves from my Martha Stewart punch and two shiny sequins complete the front of my cards.
 Inside I added a vine and the rest of the sentiment.  I’d love to see how you create textured backgrounds for your projects, so stop by the CURRENT LINK UP and show off your work that uses products from companies carried by Cropstop! I’ll be looking for you there…

5 comments:

Lori said...

Love these! So cool to use both the positive and negative prints for your 'jungle-y" backgrounds. Those monkeys are adorable!

Julia Aston said...

What a great stenciled background and your monkeys are the perfect image for them!

Audrey Pettit said...

Omgosh, SO adorable! I love those silly monkeys! And your jungle scene is so fun! Gorgeous backgrounds with the gelli plate prints! <3

Greta said...

You are so clever, Esther--wonderful cards! One of these days I AM going to open my gelli plate & try it out!

Conniecrafter said...

that is too cute, I love the monkeys, I think I may have that set from a yard sale find, love it with the stencil!!

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