Blogger took umbrage at something yesterday afternoon and at first just refused to let me leave comments then gave up altogether and just refused! So, in a huff, I went back to my desk and tried out the Creative Palette that was still lying on my desk from this morning. Here's the result of the first trial run.
Jane Elizabeth Gill to begin with ... the two pieces at the front are the result. I only had three colours in the Colorbox so I decided to mix it up a bit with some Distress Inks and you can see that the colours in the prints got a lot stronger. The Distress Inks are a lot thinner than the Colourbox making it easier to spread and easier to make a mess with ... and I did get pretty messy :)
So what is the difference between the Gelli plate, which I already have and love, and the Creative Palette: Well, they are both monoprinting plates but where the gelli plate mimics a thick gelatin plate the creative palette is thinner and firmer - made of the same stuff, I think, as some clear stamps. I've not tried paint on the palette because, and this was one of the reasons for my purchase, I found that I could use my ink pads and re-inkers instead. For more information and instruction on what can be done with the palette check out this Stampendous YouTube video, which demonstrates it's potential so much better than I ever can. I've also discovered a great article on Sarah Anderson's blog, The Art of Moodling, which is well worth reading too.
After spotting the palette on my desk shot yesterday, I hope you found this post answers any questions that might have occurred to you.
I'm submitting this card to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 136 - used a snippet of black card for the matting.
The sun is shining, the washing is hung out, the EM is mowing the lawn, even though he shouldn't be doing that with his hip ... he's now going for blood tests and a scan to see what is at the bottom of it all ... and the cat is demanding my attention, so I'm off. Hope to be back later.
Have a great day.