July 16, 2015


I splurged this week and bought a set of Gelly Roll pens and experimented with them on this tag.  They are called "Souffle" because they're pastel-colored and can be applied thickly for a 3D effect. They write on anything, including acrylic mediums, which is a big deal for me.

I began by distressing my tag with inks and paints then applied an image transfer to create the background and also added some stamping of grass near the bottom. I fussy-cut the girls (inking the edges with a Pitt pen) and pasted them on top.

I played around with the gellies to add color directly to the surface and also by diluting with a water brush. They are very opaque and also waterproof when dry. So, where I felt there was too much color, I used an Exacto knife to scrap bits of it away. In some areas, subtle color changes were made with colored pencils.

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This isn't the best example for illustrating how the new pens can be used but I'm very happy to have them in my arsenal of supplies and know you'll see lots more of them in future work. Stayed tuned ;)

I'm linking to Simon where this week's theme is anything goes.


  1. Love, love, love this! And beg to differ! I think this is an A-MA-ZING example of exactly how these pens should be used! Good for you for splurging and then rocking out a beautiful piece with your new purchase. I love the ethereal feel of it and the soft colors make me swoon (which proves hazardous when it's late and I'm sitting in a folding chair). Be that as it may, it's worth the swooning risk to stare at this tag. I swear I've said this about eighty times already, but this is one of my favorites of your work!

  2. Oh, how I love this tag! So beautiful! Love the soft details. I could look at it forever. I need to figure out how to do image transfer.

  3. Wowww, das sieht super aus. Gefällt mir sehr.
    LG Carola

  4. This is just so lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  5. Love the fairy wings! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge! Cheers Nicole

  6. How did I miss this last week? This tag beautiful!