52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Funky Fossil "African Woman Stencil" gel plate card

This morning I got my gel plate out and had a quick play with a couple of Funky Fossil stencils to create this card. 

I used a brayer to apply Versafine Clair "Summertime" orange ink to the gel plate, I popped a piece of copy paper over the inked plate to remove surplus ink, then lay the Funky Fossil "Organic Circles" stencil over the gel plate.  I then placed a piece of card over the top and lightly added pressure across the surface to ensure the negative image of the stencil was on the card.

I removed the card and the stencil, cleaning the stencil, gel plate and the brayer with a wet cloth to remove any residue of ink.

I cut down the printed image to my desired size, then lay the Funky Fossil "African Woman" stencil.  I used some low tack tape to hold the stencil into position.  Using a finger dauber, I applied Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink through the stencil.  Using the same ink, I stamped the sentiment which is part of the Funky Fossil "Lotus Reflections" stamp set.

I used "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the card, to focus the eye on the main image.  I added a touch of water to the remaining ink on my glass mat, using a fan brush, I splattered the pink ink across the surface of the card, blotting with a piece of kitchen roll.Finally, I inked the outer edge of the card using Versafine Clair "Glamorous" pink ink.