Friday, June 21, 2013

Gelli Journal 2013 - Front Cover

This is the front cover of one of my Gelli Journals that I made. Each page was made from cardboard from cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc. I gessoed both sides of the cardboard and then did gelli printing on each side. I made my own gelatin plates just to try it out to see if I liked making the monoprints. I did! I had a blast. So now I am the proud owner of a Gelli Plate.
I used my Dylusions stamp for the girl on the front cover. I collaged some patterned paper and lace, then did some stamping and colouring onto the background. I cut out the girl and collaged her on  last. Then I wrote the title with a black fine line marker.
I found the recipe for the gelatin plates on You Tube. They are easy to make but do tend to crack with lots of use.
Take care and have a fun and creative day. :D

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Art Journal - Fabulous Fishies

This is an art journal page that I did in my junk journal. I got a new stamp set at Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in April. The stamp set is called Rock Pool by Clear Stamps Kaiser Craft. The stamps are underwater plants and a shell. I stamped the background images using coloured markers. Then, because I had no fish stamps, I got out my black pitt pen and drew some fishes on the newsprint mat I had under my work. I painted the fish and cut them out. I glued them down onto the background that I had created.
I hope you have a fabulous day! :D