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Friday, 3 January 2014

Sketching Sade, and jelly pad trial.

Lesson 02 at Soul Food is by Gwenn Seemel. She showed us her technique for sketching with markers!!!
I'm sharing my second attempt lol, say hello to Sade, my mum's little Jack Russell :D
and these are all the tools needed...yep, a few coloured markers and a Uni ball eye pen :D

Back to the jelly pads I was making in my last post.
Mine are a bit wrinkly and uneven, but then I tend to rush everything(
If you take your time you will easily get a smoother/regular finish.
But would they work????
I just slapped some craft paint onto them...
the roundish one I just slammed onto the paper...all this patterning was from one paint application!
The rectangular one I added a second layer of paint...
and splattered onto the paper lol
I moved the pad around til all the paper was covered. The pads would have wiped clean, but I am a messy crafter, so I left the tiny bits of paint on to add interest with my next experimental layers.
Hope you give these a try. They are cheap and cheerful to play with...and if you find you NEED the professional version you will already know how you want to use them.
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. When the temperatures warm up , so your skin won't freeze stepping outside, I will get out and make my gelli !
    Beautiful patterning! That reminds me...I need some stencils !
    Sade is a perfect artist's model! xoxo

  2. Love the drawing of sade, great pen work and so pleased your gelli pad worked, that's brilliant.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. This is a very interesting way of applying a background....I think I should give it a go. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing. Oma Linda

  4. A fabulous sketch of your Jack Russell. Your background looks wonderful.

  5. Gina, this is so cool! Thanks for explaining to us about the jelly pads ;o) I like wrinkly and uneven ;o) LOL! Big Hugs ;o)

  6. Haven't been here for so long you probably thought the world really is flat and I fell off the edge! Happy New Year, my dear Gina - hope 2014 is a great year for you and a kind one too. Jelly pad looks like fun, and your sketch with the markers is great! hugs, Donna