The other day as I started a new art journaling page, I decided to pull out my Gelli plate and use it. I haven't used it in a while so I figured it would not only be fun but it would be fast. I put a little white, purple, and green paint on the plate and used my American Crafts chevron brayer to spread the paint on the plate. I then put the paint down on my journal and on a sheet of deli paper. Goodness was I glad I had the ghost print on the deli paper. As it turns out, the paint on the left side of the journal page ended up looking like mud. I loved the look on the right but the left looked awful.
So, I put white gesso over the left side of the page. Once it dried, I put down the deli paper ghost print. Can you tell the difference between the two pages? I couldn't even in person. That's what I love about deli paper, it's really hard to see once down on a page so it blends right in.
After that, I let the pages sit for a day or so. I just didn't know what other color I wanted to use on the page, and I didn't want to do too much to the background because I loved the look I got from the Gelli plate. As you can see from the finished pages below, I ended up choosing yellow. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I don't use purple and green often, and gosh it was a challenge.
Papers: Blue Fern Studios déjà vu, deli paper, misc. book paper
Stamps: Dylusions Around the Edge, Tim Holtz Schoolhouse Blueprint and Mini Worn Text
Stamp Ink: Hero Hues India ink
Paints: Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard vine and daffodil, Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic lemon, Dylusions crushed grape and fresh lime
Tools: Tim Holtz dot fade stencil, waterbrush, scissors
Embellishments: Stabilo All pencil, correction pen, Uni Posca paint pens (purple and yellow), Golden black gesso, Liquitex gesso
These two pages are the very first pages in my art journal. I had actually left them blank, and once I put this down, I felt like the title needed to be "Create Art" since it is the first page of my art journal. Thanks for stopping by today!
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