Regular readers will know that I love making my own tools for the Gelli plate. I had an interesting comment on one of my You Tube videos for making tools. The commenter said:
Great ideas! I’ve already noticed, the problem with using commercial stencils is that everyone is using the same stencils and my pages start looking like everyone else’s. So I’ve been making my own stuff too.
Well, I never really thought of it like that. To me, the making of the tools, the process, was the challenge, but now I think of her comments, I realize that yes, it IS a great way to make your own stuff truly unique. But then there is the whole SHARING thing – telling other people how you made something, even, like I often do, providing a link so they can do it themselves, then takes away a bit of the uniqueness, doesn’t it? I suppose the saving grace is that there are a LOT of people out there who simply have ZERO interest in making tools, they are quite happy with using existing tools in new and unique ways. That is a hugely enviable talent as well, the thinking outside the box.
I love text. As always looking for a good way to add it to the prints. In this case I simply cut a bit of sticky-backed fun foam with an old QuicKutz die.