The First of My Gelli Journals ~ l o v e

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Hi there ~

A happy Sunday, and St. Patty’s Day to you all!  As the spring-like weather continues to tease us with cloudy, wind-blown days… I’m making gelli prints while the sun don’t shine!  {bad grammar, i know!}.  This is the first of my experimental journal covers, made with a plethora of gelli prints, and lots of messy finger prints.  The picture below shows the cover page:

 The inside cover page:

 The inside of the back page:

 And, finally, the very back cover:

 I’m sure you will recognize some of the styles incorporated within ~ multiple overlays of Stencil Girl stencils, Margaret Applin’s thermofax screens, stamping, and lots of creative play with acrylic paints.  Here’s the full cover page:

 I added the colorful twine, and some dotted accents with Perfect Pearls dimensional paint.

And the heart was made with my twinkling h20’s, painted on watercolor paper, cut out, glued on with heavy gel medium, and then embellished with the pearl paint. The funky thing I’ve discovered, is that the H2o’s mica-watercolor paints ‘crackle’ a bit when gelled over with medium.  An interesting effect.  I used the heavier gel medium to apply the paper pages, too, as they adhered much neater, stronger, and faster throughout the process.

Love, indeed ~ that’s exactly what it was, a labor of love.  I’m lovin’ the results, too.  Alot of time, but a really fun way to use the gelli prints I had such a good time making!  This one was made using an inexpensive, lined journal from the office supply store.  I’m hoping to make some with fabric prints, too! 

And the beat goes on…


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