I have ended Design Team terms with two great groups because it was time, and because I needed to change some things. My creativity was feeling stale and I knew I needed to get rid of expectations and boundaries and move back into creating because I love it ... pure and simple! So now I am free of those expectations and boundaries, and ready to move on!
One of the things that is really boosting my creativity right now is playing with my new toy ... the Gelli Plate. Have you heard of them? It's this really crazy freaky gelatin 'mat' that feels like Jello jigglers. Very wobbly and soft and a bit oily. You add your paints and use stencils, masks, and just about anything you can think of, and make your own prints and create your own patterned papers.
So far mine are not looking like very much, but I did get one of my papers turned into something pretty ... a really nice art journal page. Take a look at it here ...
So tell me, and I mean really leave a comment and tell me what you think about my creation! And I specifically want to hear your suggestions for the 'girl' ... should I outline her witha black Micron pen, or should I leave her as is?
But I would also love to have you tell me in comments if you have tried the Gelli Plate, or art journaling in general, and what tips, tricks and techniques work or do not work for you. Let's get a conversation going and help each other get the creative mojo flowing together! I can't wait to hear from you!
- Gelli Arts Gelatin Printing Plate
- Ranger 'Inkssentials' Brayer
- Micron 0.5 Black Pen
- Paints - Anita's All Purpose Acrylic Craft Paint
- Leaf Stamp - hand made using fun foam
- 'Girl' mask - cut from card stock using Cricut Expression and 'Forever Young' cartridge
- White Card Stock - Georgia Pacific 110# All Purpose (WalMart)