Border Punch and Gelli Play

Remember the other day I said I thought border punches could be used with the Gelli plate as well as the anywhere punch? Well they work nicely.

Still getting DH sorted for his trip so I’ll be brief – well, as brief as *I* can be (so not very, I bet)

I was aiming to create an ATC so this is geared towards that, but I have also punched a square frame to border a whole print, I just didn’t get a print I liked. I’ll add that once I play a bot more.

1. Punch a border – it should be at least 3.5 inches so it fills one side of the ATC.  Actually it could be shorter, and could include a corner, but I’ll leave you to play with that.


2. Lay the border on the plate and brayer the paint over it.  I did try brayering first then laying down the border and removing it, but it was simply too difficult to get the clean WHITE masked area I wanted that way.


3. Add whatever other impressions you like to add interest.


4. Remove the mask… 



…and pull the print.


5. Smudge on some Distress (or other dye based) ink to fill the white. The acrylic paint will resist the ink.


6. I punched a Post-It so I could mask off the inked bits when I stamped over the print.




Stuck it to an ATC back – honestly, how is it possible to LOSE a HUGE ATG on your desk?

This is how….


LOL! Actually if you look to the right, just above the straight ruler, you can sort of see the border frame print.  Maybe I’ll just grab a photo of that….

I think I just picked a too-dark colour of DI so it doesn’t stand out quite as much as I would like.


And while I was at it I thought I might as well show the lay-on-the-frame pull off and pull version. Interesting but not as white-white as I think it need to be to be able to smudge on the ink. But you get the idea.


Now my dilemma is can I cut down the photos to just 4 to do a recipe card?? Maybe….