Mark makers. I’ve talked about them a decent bit lately. Things you find around your home that you can use to make interesting marks in paints or on gelli plates. This may be the shortest post I’ve ever made.
My daughter and I subscribe to Fab, Fit, Fun and each season we open our boxes together using FaceTime. Works great since we live on different sides of the country. This little purple item was the very first thing I saw when we opened boxes a couple weeks ago. And I immediately said ooh! gelli plate! And Kali started laughing – knowing exactly when I meant!
Sorry for this blurry photo. The purple thing is squishy and it was part of our box in hopes of getting us to buy their really cool mattress. This one of a kind mark maker is about three inches across. When I was working with my gelli plates recently I had a layer of orange-pink paint rolled out and I just grabbed this purple piece and started using it like a stamp. Hahahaha! It was so hard to pick up once I stuck it in the paint! But I was able to make several stamped images of it in various places, then I made a print using a piece of computer paper. Way too much of this orange color to use that print, but I liked the imaging I saw. So I rolled out a thin layer of yellow over the stamped images and the orange on my gelli plate.
And lifted this print by placing a sheet of card stock onto the gelli plate and smoothing it down with my hand. Check out those marks made with the purple thingy. Isn’t that cool??? Start thinking in different ways about items you come across. You never know when something really different and neat is going to fall into your lap. Almost literally!