Saturday, September 28, 2013

My 1st Art Journal Cover and Gelli Printing !

Hi all :-) I hope you're all having a lovely weekend and finding some crafty time ! :-)

I have gotten all inky and full of paint today !! FUN !!

Have you tried Gelli Printing ?? what fun it is !!  You start with a Gelli Plate, some acrylic paints and a brayer, some stencils or die cuts,,, or anything really that can make a shape in the paint,,, the rim of a glass, a comb ,, whatever you  have you can use !

Here is what I did using a selection of stencils and colours ,,,,, as you can see I have die cut a tag and a heart from 2 of them and I used them on the front of my art  journal 

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has a fabulous theme this week and are showcasing the new Shari Carroll Art Journal Kits and it just so happened that I had bought one and it was perfect timing to give me some inspiration and tips ,,, 

I started by removing the elastic band around the book ( great tip ) and then smothered the whole thing with Multi Matte Medium and then stuck a sheet of vintage paper, that was in a previous Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, I liked the map design and as this 'ART' has taken me on trips to the USA I thought it would be perfect ! :-) I then gave the whole thing a coating of the multi matte medium again before inking with various distress inks. 
In my kit there were 2 stamps from Indigo Blu, one was a cat with music and the other was a little strip of flowers. I used the cat/music stamp on the grungeboard heart behind the flower, on the grungeboard letter and on a piece of the vintage paper behind the metal frame. 
Instead of using the circle template in the kit I decided to use the Moroccan Stencil ,,,more in keeping with the world theme :-)
I really had alot of fun making this, and gelli printing,,, and now hubby is cooking dinner ,,, a perfect end to a perfect day :-)

I have a candy on my blog if you would like to join in CLICK HERE for more details :-)

Challenges :
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ,,, Use a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Product  :-)
Just Add Ink ,,,, Just Add Bows
Altered Eclectics ,,, Alter Something
The Crafting Cafe ,,,, Altered Art

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Debbie said...

Wow Lols
This is stunning.
I have had a Gelli plate ages and only used it once, but didn't really know how to use it.
After seeing your gorgeous work I must say I cannot wait to use it now. Debbiex

cebelica said...

Wowers girl, this looks fantastic! You made me want ot try this too!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs! xx

Dagmar said...

wow - cool Gelli-prints - and the Juornal-cover is fantastic - great artwork!

Lynne in NI said...

WOWEE Lols, your journal cover is an absolute work of art!

Gail said...

I've read lots about the Gelli plate, but have never tried them!
Your stuff looks wonderful!

Christine Blain said...

Lorraine, this is beautiful. Your bow, and the papers and other elements, are so pretty. Love the colours, and it looks like you had a LOT of fun making this! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Laura said...

Oh, fab Lols.
I'm still on the fence about getting a gelli plate... they do look fun though...

Karen Petitt said...

Wow Lols - it's gorgeous! I have the Gelli plate on my Xmas wish list - I love how you have used it here and your journal is stunning xx

Lisa T said...

Great project!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love how,you have decorated the journal page, the vintage paper is a gorgeous backdrop. I love the book plate which adds wonderful dimension and I love the ruler ribbon too. Great eclectic mix of elements, lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fabulous creation love it - TFS with us over at Altered Eclectics this month hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful journal cover and great job using the kit! Love the different textures, the letters (great idea to use the bottle cap A) and design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Anonymous said...

I love all the elements on this journal. Great colours too. Chantell JAI

KimB said...

Gorgeous mixed media project Lorraine - especially the texture you got using the stencil. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.