Gelli Print Blog Hop

I belong to a FB group called Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. This group is open to people who use a Gelli Arts Plate or who make their own gelatin plate.

Last month I was invited to join a blog hop and I thought it sounded like fun. I don't need much convincing when it come to pulling out my gelli plate and having fun! :)

The hop starts today and runs through next Wednesday. Over in Australia Michelle Reynolds of Shells in the Bush (and instigator of our hop) is the first enthusiast out the gate. Be sure to stop by Michelles blog to see her tutorial and join in a giveaway!

I don't know if everyone is doing a tutorial or simply sharing Gelli work, but it will be fun to see what kind of Gelli creation each participant does share as this blog hop progresses throughout the week! I will be adding a post next Tuesday (the 21st) and you can be sure I too am offering a fun three people!

If you're not yet a follower of my blog it's easy to subscribe over in the sidebar, and then when I post you'll get a message in your inbox! It's that easy.

 If you have never used a Gelli plate you're missing out on a lot of fun. ;) And for you art journalers, what an utterly fun and fabulous way to get a quick background to jumpstart your creative and journaling muse.

Here is a list and links of the particpants so you can check them out each day.

Wednesday 15th Oct Michelle Reynolds
Thursday 16th Oct Joanna Grant
Friday 17th Oct Jacques Williamos
Saturday 18th Oct Linda Stokes
Sunday 19th Oct Phillippa Montier
Monday 20th Oct Lauri Crowe
Tuesday 21st Oct Gail Schmidt
Wednesday 22nd Oct Tami Sturm Howse

Til next time, happy hump day my friends!

Sweet Southern Smoochies ~ Gail

4 Responses

Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops

May 07, 2018

Always willing to enable a fellow artist. :) I think you’ll like the larger one. And no worries on the number of comments…they won’t show up until I approve. This helps me keep the spammers and viruses away from my readers. :)

Nita Marie
Nita Marie

May 07, 2018

Thank you! I will admit I was secretly hoping the 12×14 would win. lol I’m really sorry if multiple comments show up. I can’t see my comment on the blog post and only found it by opening typepad in a separate window and logging in to see my comment. I don’t know if it’s my computer or what but you may find two or three comments from me.

Creative Workshops
Creative Workshops

May 07, 2018

Hi Nita
I couldn’t find a way to contact you so I am answering you here and I hope you see it. If I could only have one plate my choice would be the 12×14. The reason being is that it allows for both large and small projects. I don’t have to put paint on the entire plate if I’m working smaller. And if I really got desperate to have a couple sizes I “could” if I had to, cut the large one smaller and have a couple sizes. I store my plates in a drawer, but yes you would have to consider storage for the large plate. It would be larger than the 12×14 of the plate because you want to store it in the clamshell packaging it comes in to protect it. I hope this helps and thanks for stopping by!

Nita Marie
Nita Marie

May 07, 2018

These are stunning, thanks so much for sharing your technique with us! I’m currently working with a homemade plate that is on its last legs and I’m wondering, since you have all of the sizes, is there one in particular you use more than the others? I would love to get the 12×14 but I’m a little worried about the storage needed to keep that one so I’m thinking maybe 8×10 but if there is an advantage I’m missing in any of the other sizes, I’m willing to consider it. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us, I’ve got a few ideas now for upcoming birthday and holiday cards. :)

Nita Waters

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How to Measure for a Bracelet or Necklace

Measuring for a Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just above the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you use a plain strip of paper, make a mark with a pen or pencil. You can then use a ruler to measure the marked length. That would be your wrist size.

If you prefer a snug fit add 1/4" - 1/2" to your wrist size. For a little more of a comfort fit add approximately 3/4" - 1". If you like your bracelets really loose with lots of movement add about 1 1/4". It really is all about personal preference.

 Measuring for a Necklace

Necklace length is truly a personal preference. Lengths pictured here are guidelines for illustrative purposes offer you a visual idea of where a necklace might lie.

Body build will make a difference in where a necklace will fall. The best way to determine where the length of a necklace will fall on you is to measure. It is very easy. Grab a soft tape measure (like used in dressmaking), and stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and find the lengths in front that you like best. No tape measure? No problem. Use something like a string or piece of ribbon, wrap it across the back of your neck and down your front where you want it to hang. Continue to hold on to one end for marking and use a ruler or tape measure and measure from your finger to the end.