The background was printed on a piece of erasable typewriting paper. I'm not even sure they still make it. I had placed it on the plate to clean the plate after pulling prints and loved how nice the print turned out that I kept it to use. Originally I was going to use a print I did on copy paper.
The frame was cut out of a piece of blue typewriting paper that I found when packing up things for moving on a top shelf. It is left over from a few decades back when I was job hunting. I used the inner part of the frame to emboss the "Thinking" of You on. I wanted to emboss the sentiment and not the whole folder. My paper kept moving on me while I was embossing. I had just a little bit left and so I taped it on the folder with painter tape. I used a sharpie around the letters. Then took the darker color and went over the raised letters. My Sharpie ended up being a different color from the cap for the raised letters. Don't know if the wrong cap got put on it or what. Still I like the way they turned out because I think the letters pop now.
The butterfly was my first print of the day done on the erasable typing paper. I think the print ended up with a bunch of white blotches because the paint was too thick. I decided instead of throwing out the print to go ahead and see what happened when I cut it out in a shape. The erasable typing paper cuts like a dream. The tips of the antennae didn't cut all the way out but with this file that has been a problem every time I use it. One of these days I'll go in and edit the nodes. I found my gems so added a couple of gems.
So there you have creations using my prints. Notice that I used blue for a change instead of my signature purple. LOL!
Have you tried playing with a gelatin plate yet? Do you have a color that you find yourself using a lot?
I have some ideas for future projects including figuring out how to make a "Magic" card which my friend Alice sent me the link to the video for. I also have watched some videos for printing with the gelatin plate and have some techniques I want to play with. Since the weather is hot again this is a good time to play.
Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!