So, have you managed to get yourself a Gelli Arts printing plate yet? Ooh, they are such a lot of fun :-) I had a play with mine last week in preparation for the art journaling weekend I was teaching at Art from the Heart, because mono-printing is a really great way to make backgrounds in your art journals.
I hand cut a leaf mask to use on this page (inspired by the fab Dina Wakley):
This page was mainly the 'second' print from the plate, and I had done this on a loose sheet of card, but I really wanted it to be in my journal so I just taped it in with a bit of washi tape and I think it looks cool like that:
This next page started off as a bit of a disaster ... I began with bright yellow and added red circles through a stencil which looked far too Pudsey for my liking (not that I have anything against Pudsey ... just not in my art journal). One of the good things about working directly in an art journal is that I feel compelled to work with my disasters and put them right, rather than throw it in the bin which is tempting at times! I managed to tone it down by brayering a bit of white over it, and then adding some more colours, and now I am happy with it!
The Tweedles by Stampotique Originals
Border vines by Dylusions
The Gelli Arts plates were met with great enthusiasm by my students at the weekend and they made some fantastic pages using it, and all so different! They kindly agreed to let me share them here, so here are some of the Gelli results from the weekend:
by Steph (including a hand-drawn image woop woop!)
a proud Steph ...
Lovely print-offs by Colleen...
and more by Colleen ... beautiful designs and colours ....
Fab autumnal pages by Pam
A lovely subtle background by Maralyn
Woohoo! Bright colours from Gill
Gorgeous florals from Deb
Ahh! Subtle pastels from Gwen
Catherine decided to turn her prints into these wonderful tags
(including a few images by Stampotique)
So, you can see we had a lot of fun :-))
Byeee for now ......