The blocks are assembled from a kit as you can see here, then gessoed as I originally planned to paint directly onto the blocks to create backgrounds for the stamped images.
However, I just couldn't get the vivid colours I was after despite multi layers of paint, dry brushing and blending. So I resorted to my 8" x 10" Gelli plate. I selected colours deliberately to create three colour ways. These were the result!
I had great fun creating different scenes on the blocks using a variety of old and new stamps designed by JoFy for PaperArtsy. I particularly love the new set I've used here. I love the doodling around the leaves and flowers. The leaf stamp is a firm favourite already and will appear regularly in my art work from now on.