my latest journal ~ grace is enough

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hi everyone ~here’s the latest journal. i love these colors. and this is what i finally figured out to do, regarding the original gelli prints i’ve made, that i love, love…  i’m getting them color copied, and also scanning them.  nice!  that way i can use my faves over and over again, adding to them… subtracting, and ya know ~ …

journals ~ finished!

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hi there ho there folks!so… here’s what i’ve been doing in a few minutes here and there.  it’s been so hectic preparing to retire, cleaning out my office… cleaning out my clothes closet!  {casual clothes here i come!!}  but i also have lots of papers, and folders, and stuff too.  now i have to find homes for it… at home!anywho, …

journal fever ~

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hi there everyone,with the big wedding over, this past weekend found me playing around for couple hours messing around in the studio, and well… making a {bigger} mess!i was in the mood to make some journals, as i received a couple new stencils, from stencil girl products, and i was anxious to try them out.  {great sale, thanks mary beth}. …

gelli printed greeting cards ~ memorial day

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hi friends ~i truly hope your holiday weekend is off to a great start, whatever you may be doing, whoever you may be helping, and in whatever ways we all may be remembering ~ love ~ and sacrifices made for our lives.   i am particularly grateful for the life of our niece’s young girl, 2 year-old ‘rina’ who was miraculously …

how high ~ how wide mixed media

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hello! lately, it seems i haven’t had enough time in the studio, and i’m not complaining.  it’s just … well spring has arrived!!  {yay!}  feels so good to have sunshine, and longer days, but i don’t know where the time goes! so in the little bits of time here and there, i play with the prints i’ve produced from the gelli …

new paper collage ~

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hi ~what do you get when you cross a gelli printing plate… old paper … fabric…  thermofax screens… paints … paper, angelina film, silver leaf foil, and black pen?  {alot of fun for sure…} wish i had a cute joke … but i don’t!  so it’s not a mystery ~ but it is a brand new collaged piece i’ve been …

Journal Journey’s ~

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oh my goodness friends ~ it’s been another full week!  i’m thrilled to say i got one little thing accomplished  in my art studio, and i’m excited to show it to you. this was my attempt at making a more ‘earth-toned’ and hopefully, {slightly masculine}, art journal.  it was a special order requested by a girlfriend of mine, as a …

More ~ Gelli Print Card Originals ~

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hi everyone ~ “wahoo magoo”…  it’s   f r i d a y!!! i have been loving putting together greeting cards, using my gelli printing plate, and beautiful, gorgeous colors i love!  love~love~love it!!!  and… adding some simple scrapbooking embellishments i’ve had on hand for years, as well as some new ones {!} and combining them with some simple white paper …

Gelli Printed Greeting Cards ~

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hi sweet friends!i’m so excited to use my gelli prints in a more practical, useful way… greeting cards!  i know it’s nothing new, but i just had the best time making them ~ of course, i’m not tired of finding ways to use my stencils, thermofax screens, paints, doodles and scrapbooking embellishments, {and pretty threads!} either.  in fact… i’m becoming …

Terri’s Garden ~ Part 1 ~ GiveAway reminder!

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Hi everyone ~ wow it’s been quite the week!  Thank you for all of your kind remarks on our “Great Adventure” { a love story!}  God is so good ~ all the time.The little quilt piece below is one I’ve been trying to finish. Not done yet!  {but I am really lovin’ the process of playing with it} ~ this is …

The Dream Team ~ Gelli Plate & Joggles Stencils

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Hi there friends~it’s a wonderful Wednesday ~ And, the Stencil Parade continues… It’s time to bring that Gelli plate out of the cupboard and prime it with some beautiful paints… and Margaret’s beautiful stencils from Joggles.  Can you say “dream team?!” There are many gelli-printing videos on the internet, and Gelli Arts is a great way to begin, if you don’t already …

Gelli Prints Galore!

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Some of my Gelli prints were pretty-messy-not-so-great! Some of them… okay-cool.  Photo 1 results in Photo 8, below This particular acrylic fabric paint ‘bubbled’ a bit on the Gelli print surface, which is rather fascinating to me. I really liked the effect on the surface of a piece of somewhat ‘dull,’ hand-dyed fabric of mine. (photo 8 below) Photo 2 …

Using My Gelli Print on Fabric ~

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Every time I look at this Gelli-printed piece of fabric, I like it even more!   You may have seen my earlier post, from my very first experiment with the Gelli Printing plate.  If not, you can see it here.  I then decided to embellish one of the accent pieces of fabric I’m going to use with this print:  This is …

First Time Playing with Decolourant

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This is a new product for me to try, ever.  It’s called DeColourant; I’ve seen it on other blogs, and in magazines… so I thought it would be fun to experiment with.  And it is!  However, at $8.50 for this tiny bottle, it’s a pricey little item. So what does it do?  It removes color, simply, and ‘cleanly’ as in, …