Posts Tagged ‘Gelli plates’

Latest Art Journal pages with Gelli Prints

Having lots of fun adding gelli plate prints and punches onto the art journal backgrounds that were painted during the gelli print process.

“Time is my Friend” Art Journal Layout

Gelli printing

I’m trying to make “friends with Time” as I never seem to have enough of it and Marie Forloe talked about making friends in a recent video ~ How to be Productive. Here’s the first step in that attempt!

Time friends

“Live Life” Art Journal Layout

Using gelli plate prints in art journaling

This layout again used gelli plate printing papers, cut and torn, then details added with charcoal to add highlights. Here is a close up of circles inspired by Roben-Marie and her style, plus a chipboard flower painted in yellow.

Using gelli plate prints in art journaling

To add the “live” text, I used the computer to print out large letters and create a stencil. Then I outlined the letters with a black Sharpie marker then added the colour with Derwent Inktense Blocks. I love this process and continue to have lots of fun with it – you can see other examples here ~ Inspiring Quotes for Art Journal ~ with a few more process steps explained

Using gelli plate prints in art journaling

Marie Forleo quote Art Journal

Using gelli prints for art journal layouts

This quote “Clarity comes through Engagement, not thought” is another Marie Forleo inspired quote. It’s interesting how I can focus on one theme when using quotes that have ignited something inside of me, and use the process to internalise what this quote means to me!

Happy Creating,

Michelle

 

Handmade Greeting Cards from Gelli Prints

I’ve recently bought a Gelli Plate and had some fun pulling prints. I haven’t been really happy with the results but on reflection think I may be being too critical. This set was my second session and I had learnt a few things with my first play. I wouldn’t usually use reds, yellows and oranges so i jumped in and tried not to think too much about it. My friend Greta also come over to play Gelli plates – she suggested keeping to warm or cool tones to prevent muddying the design, so I stuck with that!

many gelli plate prints

This one is my favourite – you can see the three layers – first yellow, then orange spots and then red over the circle stencil:

Favourite red gelli plate print

Now I have a heap of coloured sheets and no idea what I am going to do with them!

I needed a birthday card in a hurry, so cut the sheet into four, folded 4 yellow A5 cards in half, stamped a few circles and “Happy Birthday” greeting. then edged in black – all stamping done with Brilliance Graphite Black ink.

using red tones gelli plate prints for handmade greeting cards

You can read more about Gelli Plates at their blog Gelli Arts or you can buy your own here: