I don't use digi stamps very often because I'm not really thrilled with my coloring. I was asked to try some out for the Lila Grey Stamps Design Team so of course I jumped at the chance. I do like to try new things and this was one of them. Instead of coloring in the image, I made another Mixed Media piece using the packing tape transfer technique. Which happened to be the Mixability Challenge on Split Coast Stampers this week.
I used the October Flower of the Month digi image. I printed the image on regular copier paper. I transferred the image onto packing tape. You can pretty much look it up anywhere but basically, you print an image on a copier. Then you cover the image sticky side down with clear packing tape; soak the tape/image in warm water. Once the entire image is wet; pull it out and start rubbing the paper off. Keep on doing it until you remove all the paper.
I do not own a gelli plate but I've noticed it a lot on Pinterest and other websites. I usually don't just jump on all phases until I feel like I can't live without it. I do not feel that way about it (yet).
BUT, I do like the idea of creating on a base and then using that to make backgrounds so...I used a piece of glass from an old frame and added paints, etc until I liked what I saw. Then I placed the packing tape image sticky side down onto the glass; rubbed a little to picked up the paints and then put it aside to dry (sticky side up).
While that was drying, I grabbed a page from an old dictionary and splotched some ink and other marks on it. Once that dried, I adhered the packing tape pieces to it.
Just a few more things here and there, stamped the sentiments and all done!
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Have a great week!!