Silicone Painting….

Hi Everyone

Today over at Stampotique is a colour Challenge of Purple, Orange and Yellow.  Fab colours but oh what to do with them!

I had seen the Gelli Plate being used to create backgrounds and they are a considered purchase, so I decided to try to re-create something similar with a silicone mat (the type you use in the kitchen for putting hot plates onto)  This is spongy, glossy on one side, not as thick, granted but way cheaper!

I started with putting a few blobs of yellow acrylic paint onto the mat then rolling it out with a brayer, then adding a piece of bubble wrap on the top and taking it off.  I spritz some water then put a card tag into the pattern.  I had a 2nd tag which I spritzed and added the bubble wrap on top so I didn’t waste the paint.

I then brayered some orange and purple acrylic paint to the top of the yellow cut out circles to add on top of the paint then pressed my tag into the ‘mess’.
The circles are missed out on the tag.

I also added a bottle top outline into the paint and again pressed the tag into the mat.
I could have played for hours with this but……….

I then water spritzed what was left on the mat and got some of the new WOW embossed papers – butterfly and pressed it into the paint.  I heat dried then added a few blobs of yellow alcohol ink onto the paper.

This I used to stamp out the girls top and skirt and the flower from the Stampotique flower cube. (I have used 2 flowers decoupaged for the tag) adding a yellow card candy for the centres.  The girls top and skirt I have then coloured over with distress markers in orange and purple.

The stamp is ‘Sheer’ and I stamped her onto plain white card and coloured her in with Promarkers.  I then paper pieced her top, shoes and skirt.
Her hair is yellow and orange Promarkers, with of course purple lipstick!  For me though the hair did not stand out so I did a usual rummage in my craft stash and came out with these……Crystal Lacquer Paint. Boy I haven’t used these in years, but these gave me the depth I wanted for her hair, so I chose orange highlights!

If you use wax paper for your delicate Spellbinder dies, don’t throw the wax paper die away.  Use this on other projects as I have done by added purple alcohol ink onto it.

The phrase this week is from Vivianne Westwood:


I was a punk
before it got its
I had that hairstyle
and purple lipstick.
Vivienne Westwood
 I printed it out in purple and added yellow and orange distress inks on the card and cut the phrase out.
 Check out other things to do with a gelli plate from You Tube:


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12 Comments on “Silicone Painting….

  1. This is brilliant Sue, gorgeous stamping and I love this quote. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  2. Wow. Fabulous.

    Brilliant way to re-create the look of a gelli print without a gelli plate!

    I really like her hair and the use of the wax paper!

  3. Fabulously AWESOME – this is just stunning. I love the colour combo and the super image. I must try that printing technique….. totally cunning 😀 !!!


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