Friday, January 29, 2016

Art {Journaling} Create Art

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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Deb Stertz said...

What is deli paper and how do you apply it?

Patter Cross said...

Deb, it is like a dry waxed paper. I purchased mine on amazon years ago. It will last me a LONG time as I have 1,000 sheets. LOL! Anyway, I just use a Uhu glue stick to attach it to my page. Hope this helps.

Aimeslee said...

Love what you did with your background, Patter. I, bought a 1,000 sheet box of 15x15 deli paper at Sams like 5 years ago. I'm ashamed to say it was $75, but you couldn't hardly find it anywhere and I just had to have it. Have barely made a dent in it even though I use it frequently. Anyway, saw a box of 1000 sheets of 12x12 on Amazon last year and was so gobsmacked that it was only like $12 that I bought that too. (I know, there's no rhyme or reason to that...). So, bottom line is, I have a lifetime supply, lol. And I now use it in the kitchen a lot. And if no one tells my husband any of this, your lives will be spared. LOLOL ;-)

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