These are some of my favorite prints from my latest gelli printing session. Most of the prints made the cut for the journal, and I started cutting them to size and folding them before I remembered to take pictures, which is why some of them have a crease running across the center of them. Oops!
I started out with an idea in mind for a gelli journal, so I limited my color pallet to hopefully avoid the pages clashing too much. I decided on turquoise, yellow, purple, pink, and orange. A bit of green, blue, and some black also snuck in there too 🙂 I love how the colors go together, and here and there I slipped in a few different shades for variety that still let everything be cohesive.
The first 10 prints or so that I made I used only 2 colors (pink and orange) and just one stamp for most of them. I had so much fun and got so many different results with just a handful of tools, I will definitely have to do that again! I used the “worn text” stamp from Tim Holtz to stamp both on the gelli plate and onto pages after being stamped on the gelli plate. I also used a canvas to lift a print from the gelli plate and it left an awesome grid texture behind for the next print! My favorite flower stamp (the jumbo peony stamp from Stampendous) found its way onto some of the pages and the canvas, even the paper I used to clean my brayer got stamped 🙂 Eventually I did start using the other colors, stamps, and stencils, for the rest of the pages, but the first ones with the pink and orange are still some of my all time favorites!
Also, Nov 1st was the start of NaNoJouMo 2013(national non-stop journaling month) held by Dawn D Sokol. Its a month long art journaling prompt-a-day, this year’s prompts are song titles from Dawn’s personal playlist. I had so much fun with this last year (you can check out the art journal pages I made for NaNoJouMo last year here) and I am so excited for this years prompts! It’s free, easy(no rules!), and a good way to motivate yourself to art journal at least a little everyday! You don’t have to worry if you miss a prompt or two, you don’t have to finish a whole page a day, and you can use the prompts (or lyrics from the rest of the song) anyway you want 🙂 I think it’s fun to use prompts I might not normally use, and it gives me new and different journal pages 😀 There is also a facebook page to share your pages if you want!
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