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Gelli Plate Play Day

Feb-2014-1

After spending a couple weeks working on the Fabric book in the last post (and sold, thank you so much!) I had the itch to do something for no reason, except to have fun and not do much thinking. I bet you know just what I mean.

I wanted to see colors and layers and blending and be surprised at the outcome. So since it's been a while, I pulled out my Gelli plate. I pulled lots of paints off the shelves, selcted a few stencils from the way to many I own, and lined up a pile of different type papers. I used deli wrap paper, sheet music, cardstock, ledger paper and text book paper.

I tried to not think about color combinations and just reach for colors that spoke to me in that moment. I told my inner critic to take a hike, gave myself permission to do whatever I felt like,  and started to play. I spent two days in this frame of mind.

I find that when I start playing I often use so many layers some papers become a little rough to the touch. So when I am at the point of being fairly satisfied with results, I make a stack of those papers and sand them with a fine grit sandpaper. I love how they feel to my hand when I am done.

I thought I'd share some images with you. I love looking at other's Gelli prints and being inspired by colors and layers. These will all end up at some point in a journal. At this stage, knowing they will end up in a journal, but not what type of journal, I like to leave the backgrounds softer, less pattern. This leaves room for creative growth, whether by me as a journal idea starts to come to life; or so that whoever purchases the finished journal can then add their own creative ideas to the mix.

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delipaper

Feb-2014-7

delipaper

Feb-2014-12

cardstock

Feb-2014-20

cardstock

Feb-2014-21

sheet music

Feb-2014-22

ledger paper

Feb-2014-23

ledger paper

Feb-2014-25

vintage text book page

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ledger paper

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ledger paper

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ledger paper

Don't you think these would all make nice backgrounds in a journal? I do. :)

Happy Monday and I'm wishing all you you a great week. Maybe you'll find some time for play too!

xxoo~ Gail

 

 

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