Color Safari (Paints & Inks)
April 18: Gelli plate (and other forms of mono printing)
Journal prompt: A lot on my plate
Working with the 3 x 5 gelli plate on a 4 x 6 acrylic block (the same as you use for clear stamps) is such a fun technique that I am using it again this week. Load the paint onto the plate with a brush and stamp.
*Don't have a gelli plate? You can use a piece of plastic or a craft sheet instead and press the journal page to the paint rather than the reverse.
I am working with the Target acrylics I purchased last week. This week I changed up the colors a bit by adding a yellow Golden paint and added a bit of glitter paint as well.
These old Basic gray letters are given a new purpose by outlining them and adding white highlights. Balance - the eternal struggle. At least for me.
This 7 Gypsies journal card was in my stash and the arrows were perfect for my theme. I cut it in half and then embellished the sides with a gelli print strip run through my Xyron.
I added some doodling and journaling with a Zig Vellum writer. I have been testing out this pen and I like it alot for doodling and journaling. I find it is waterproof when it is heat set so a blast from the heat gun is a good idea if you are going to add wet medium over it.
I pulled out 2 hand carved arrow stamps and loved the depth they gave the spread in black ink. I added arrows around the edges to further advance my theme of shifting and adjusting to keep balanced in place in my life. A gelli plate mini border added some balance and fun as well.
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