Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Woohoo I recieved my Gelli plate yesterday, and had to try using it ,even just for a single sheet of paper!
I used plain copy paper, and only a mix of brown and white,

This is my finished piece, as you maybe can see I used a heavy old
handknitted lace piece on the plate ( and added 2 of the real pieces of it  ,too)
It came out pretty lovely ,I think...

The rest of the pattern I achieved by adding water to the paint and then 
press the paper onto the plate, which made the colour kind of run because of the
oil in the plate,and gave this sweet pattern. Please click the photo for a better look!

The other playful piece I made was inspired from a free download from  last week, where they showed how to use
fusible web as background for thin paper napkins-and other papers....

Here is the sheet I fused- stamped ,painted and .....
The feeling is the same as of a lovely soft piece of fabric!

And here after cutting in smaller pieces a card made on embossed cardboard
adding a piece of corugated cardboard, laces and tulle!

This is another piece from the sheet where I used one of JUNES   beautiful freebies from her
shop-  :  the little girl, so waiting for spring and summer to arrive!
Just like we do here !!!


So very  welcome to you new followers, I`m kind of in a stressed period now,
but hope to visit all of you in time !
I wish you all precious friends a happy rest of the week.
Love and hugs,Dorthe


Sophie said...

Mein Gott, Dorthe, was für ein zauberhaftes Werk.
das sieht sehr kompliziert aus und nach ganz viel Arbeit.
Herrlich auch die verschiedenen Details.
Ein Prachtstück!

Liebe Grüße und einen schönen 1. Mai
Sophie xx

butterfly said...

Two amazing pieces of work, Dorthe. Your work with the Gelli plate is exquisite - what a lovely creation, and I'm so fascinated by the fused sheet - it's absolutely stunning. I will certainly be exploring some more about that - thank you for the link.
Happy 1st May to you!
Alison xx

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hello Dorthe,
What beautiful art play! I love your newest experimentation, just perfect!
enJOY a lovely day,

Hopemore Studio said...

Dorthe, I would love to see what a gelli plate is. I have never seen one. Looks like mono printing and it's very pretty, definitely a tool worth having for your collage work.

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are truly stunning dear Dorthe! The Gelli background with just those two colours is so subtle and forms a beautiful background for the sweet image. The second piece is probably one of my all time favourite pieces of yours, I adore it!! All the different elements are so beautifully fused together in to a perfect whole, - a stunning piece of art!!

Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

Hvor er det bare smukt - vild med din collage - just lovely dear friend!!

Beth Leintz said...

I love the techniques you're playing with- good for you for trying new things-I really like the fused napkins piece- it really catches my eye and makes me want to study it.

Keep having fun!

BECKY said...

Hi Dorthe! Love these beautiful art pieces you have created! You do such amazing work! That first one is just precious!
Hope you have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
I have no clue what a gelli plate
is but your creation is gorgeous:)
The fabric paper is to die for.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Hugs and love,

Robin said...

You have created some beautiful pieces Dorthe! You are always such an inspiration in creativity.


Anonymous said...

Ah my friend, I expect great gelli printed pieces from you from now can use it with fabric too which you will love. Beautiful spirits, beautiful pieces. xox

Yvonne Garner said...

Your pieces are esquisite! Stunning work, full of softness. Bravo!

Lisa Graham said...

Wonderful work here Dorthe. Jelly plates seem to be so popular right now...I am seeing them on a lot of blogs. I love what you did with yours! And your mermaid doll in the post before...she is adorable!

Jillayne said...

Beautiful Dorthe! It sounds like you are having fun experimenting and trying new things and just look at the wonderful things you have made. Bravo!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your creations are just incredible. You always do such gorgeous work and these are certainly wonderful.
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday and thank you for stopping by.
Hugs, CM

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear you have put your special beauty into both of these newly tried techniques. The gelli plate collage is soft and precious. How did I miss this paper napkin with fusible web treatment? Yours is beautiful. The possibilities are endless. Your creative happy heart is amazing...

Lululiz said...

Dorthe, you are always so good at trying out new techniques. And you produce the most delightful creations with those techniques. I have no idea what a gelli plate is, but it sounds fascinating. The fused sheet worked out really well, too. Love what you have created. xxx

the old white house said...

So pretty Dorthe! I have no idea what gelli plate is but I am intrigued and the fusible webbing for napkins is genius, yours looks lovely. Thanks for the inspiration! love, t.xoxo

Jann said...

I LOVE your beautiful pieces, Dorthe! They are just beautiful--I am considering buying one of those Gelli plates--do you like using it?

JansArtyJunk said...

Hi Dorthe, you look like you have been having lots of fun playing.. beautiful creations...just love the result you got with your gelli plate, I've just got a gelli plate and can't wait to try it!! So thanks for the lovely inspiration! x

Rhonda said...

These new pieces tug at my heart, Dorthe. You must have had the best time creating them, they are so lovely. xo Rhonda

Anneke said...

i don,t know what a gelliplate is , but your work is realy very beautiful Dorthe.
great design and colors.
are you doing alright?
hugs to you.

June said...

You make the most amazing things Dorthe! Everything you do is gorgeous!
These pieces are proof of that my friend.
sending hugs...

Terri said...

Happy May Day!
What a lovely day it was here. It was rainy on and off, but still nice. I hope it was a good spring day there where you are as well.
Your new toy is fab! I love your first play. What a cool technique! Your pieces here look amazing and have such a sweet vintage look. I don't know what a Gelli plate is, but Gail from Creative Workshops has one and made me a gift with it. I think it is really creative. Keep on having fun : )

sharon said...

You have to be the most amazing collage artist I have ever seen my friend! Your gelli plate piece is exquisite! The beautiful muted colors you achieved are perfect for your girl nd your style, and the fusible web piece !!!!, I am at a loss for words, it's incredible, so beautiful!
I will be writing soon, know i am thinking of you always and sending love. You are in my heart sweetie. Hugs!

Erika said...

Guten Morgen, liebe Dorthe!
You have used this new technique and it looks so stunning. I love your wonderful smooth colors and the Expression, also smooth and soft. Absolut perfect spring colors! It is so sweet to see, how your love to paper art grows. I love it to see. Es is sicher eine zauberhafte Erfahrung für Dich. Diese Gelli Plate Prints werde ich auch probieren. Ach, so viele ideas and plans to do.
Ich bin gerade sehr glücklich im Garten, aber auch mit Muskelkater :) Jede freie Minute bin ich dort und liebe es sehr.
Ich hoffe, es geht Dir gut, meine liebe Freundin! und schicke Dir viele liebe Grüße und Küsse!
Deine Erika

~*~Patty S said...

My dear Dorthe ~ So happy to see you playing with gelli monoprinting too...what gorgeous results made all the more special with your extra touches and images!

I must see if I can find the CPScissors instructions on how to do the fusible web collage technique ... what a fantastic piece you created and then making so many wonderful things with it...

thank you for sharing and inspiring us again and again with your heART and creativity...

I wish you stress free hours with Peace in your heart ... sending all good wishes your way dear one

Alisa Noble said...

Very cool, Dorthe!
I didn't know the plates had an oil on them.

Sarina said...

Hello Dorthe,

Again, you made something beautiful.
Have a nice evening,



Unknown said...

These are just amazing!!! I love that delicate colour touch! :D


Viola said...

Wunderschöne Werke hast Du wieder gezaubert, Süße! Gefallen mir sehr!Wie immer, hihi!!
Hier scheint auch die Sonne und langsam wird es auch endlich etwas wärmer.Wünsche Dir einen zauberhaften Tag! Alles Liebe, Viola

Emilie said...

Kære Dorthe.

Sikken nogle bedårende kreationer, du har fået lavet. Som altid er du virkelig dygtig til at sammensætte forskellige materialer. Og så er der jo også ved at snige sig forår ind i kreationerne i form er flere farver. Også dejligt. Jeg håber virkelig, vi snart får mere varme. Heldigvis kan jeg fornemme foråret omkring mig i form at træer og hække, der så småt er ved at springe ud, men det er nu stadigvæk lidt koldt. Jeg har dog også sneget mig til at nyde en kop te i solskinnet på altanen i løbet af denne uge. Det har været dejligt.

Også en rigtig dejlig maj til dig.
Knus, Emilie.

My Creative House said...

Hej søde meget smukke kreationer du har lavet, er det ikke dejligt at lege lidt med noget nyt, jeg nyder alt det nye jeg arbejder med i øjeblikket, sov godt, vi snakkes ved i morgen.
Knus Anni

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such lovely creations, are so talented! Thanks so much for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments!

Ivy and Elephants said...

These are just gorgeous! No wonder you couldn't wait to start using it.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on acquiring your new Gelli Plate and these wonderful designs that you have done so. You will certainly have a lot of fun with it. But beware: This is addictive :-)

Dorthe, I wish you a nice weekend (it's raining here since yesterday evening without a break :-()

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Hello Dorthe
I love your beautiful creations! The technique to create them is quite fascinating! And your results are gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying sunshine. We are busy working on the yard here! Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

I havent had a chance to look at that link yet but after seeing this I'm off to do it asap! This looks so fun and intersting. Just looked at your finished book too.
It's as amazing as I knew it would be. The perfect combination of nature and treasures from your studio. Wonderful!I went to Nellies blog but can't find the class. Email me the link again when your not busy sweetie. Have a wonderful weekend!

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe- I am amazed at these lovely creations. I have no idea how to work with these different medias-- but you are a master at these kinds of creations. They are all just gorgeous!


The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Dorthe, These new pieces are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I'm not sure of the technique you are using but the artwork is just beautiful!!!!! I am so very sorry that you are stressed, I know that feeling and wish for it to pass ~ love you much precious friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beides sind traumhaft schöne Teile und so toll dekoriert.