Gelli Art Journal

I don’t know about you but I’m sitting here wondering when summer will stick around, we are getting glimpses of it here & there but I want more warm sunny days. Oh well yucky weather means more crafty time! :)

As you know  my crafty art is a hobby and I have an actual grown up job, which I will say allows me to be creative in different ways, so I do love it!  But the last few weeks kinda kicked my butt and sucked some life out of me.  Deadlines, staffing changes…and everything that comes along with that.  Things are a little calmer even though there’s still many unknowns, but my mind has had some time to settle enough that I can spend time with my craft supplies again.

I haven’t played with my gelli plate for a while and was itching to pull it out…but I had a big stack of unused prints that I decided to use first!

I cut them down to fit n my gelli art journal, pulled out some stamps and had fun making these pages!

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For mother’s day the kids (ok I bought them) gave me a set of water soluble pastels.  I had to test them out and these pages were  the perfect chance!  I also used some stickers I made from scratch on a few of the pages.

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Do you see the Heidi Swapp damask stamp….I was inspired by Lori who came across some of her damask stickers.  Honestly can’t remember the last time I used this stamp!

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I think these pages are my favourite in the bunch!  The puff ball flower stamp is another long forgotten stamp I dug out.  And I’ve used it multiple times since!!

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The bits of yellow & white on these pages are from the pastels.  I combined them with these fun Wendy Vecchi leafy stamps, a Tim Holtz quote stamp and some Tim Holtz washi tape.

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This one is kinda out of my comfort zone, it’s the pink I know it! LOL  But the stitch stamps & words stamps make it work!

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This last one almost didn’t make it into the book…ok I actually dug it out of the trash & went for it.  The thing I love about working in art journals is really the end result doesn’t matter as much as the process of creating.  So with that little reminder in my head I decided to add these to the journal….and even  braved sharing them!

Putting these pages together didn’t take long, they aren’t masterpieces…..but they were fun and I rediscovered some much loved stamps along the way. :)

We all have stress  and pressure in our lives that hits us through different forms, our art is about us, it’s about letting go, it’s about having FUN!  So don’t pressure yourself to create a masterpiece every time you sit at the table…let go of all expectations and just enjoy the process!

Ok lecture over………go create! :)

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This post was written by Lisa on June 16, 2019

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Mad Scientist

Happy May long weekend!!!

I know some people are out opening cottages, or even braving the camp grounds…well not this girl, still too cold for me!  Instead I’m enjoying a relaxing weekend at home :)

As promised in my last post it was time to take a little break from the ‘girly’ themed projects and get my grunge on!

What a better way to create something grungy than using some Tim  Holtz stamps and dies, mixed with Seth Apter Baked Textures embossing powders!

Oh not sure what Baked Textures are…well just wait these are soon to be in the store!  They are amazing texture, with great colour and endless possibilities.

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Taking center stage on my canvas is ‘The Chemist’ stamp by Tim Holtz, along with the apothecary dies.  I used Distress ink to colour in my favourite mad scientist.

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I cut the apothecary bottles from some chipboard and coloured them with Distress Ink…then the magic happened!  The largest and smallest bottle I used Baked Texture in Vintage Beeswax, this embossing powder is translucent with a yellowish tinge to it.  The photos really don’t do this justice, the bottles look so glassy in real life.  The mid sized bottle (on the right) was covered with Baked Texture in Ancient Amber which is more opaque with a goldy kind of finish!  Ooohh I fell in love instantly with these!

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This cage light from 7gypsies was the perfect addition, I can see his lab now full of odd and curious things!

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Another new to me product I tried with this canvas is Tim Holtz Grit Paste…oooh such amazing texture, and it dries fast too!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my mad scientist…maybe you’ll even let your imagination explore the possibilities of art this weekend too!

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