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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Soar ... Art Journal Page

Happy Friday!  I am back with the last art journal page that I did while we were camping last weekend.  The background is a gelli plate print that I made a while back, and loved so much that I knew the print had to be the focus of the page.  It is full of red and turquoise and silver and gold metallics, with the turquoise showing a lacy pattern achieved using a paper doily.  Since I knew that I wanted the background the main focus, I simply added a bird cut from some Christy Tomlinson paper that coordinated perfectly with the colors.  Check it out ...

This photo doesn't do the project justice because of the great color in the gelli print.  The paler sections are actually where the metallic paints are and give it an amazing sheen. 

I traced the bird from an old piece of chipboard ... I actually think it is from Scenic Route, who has been out of business for ages, if that tells you anything.  The colors in the Christy Tomlinson paper picks up so many of the colors in the gelli print, even tiny bits like the yellow at the end of the top 'tail' of the bird and the turquoise paint.

The quote is very simple "Fly, Soar, Reach for the stars ... Find Joy in the Journey!"

I know I say this about a lot of my art journal pages, but this really is one of my favorites, mainly because of how much I love the print I got by using the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.  Have a wonderful weekend, and Blessings,

Products and Tools:
  • Paints - Anita's All Purpose Acrylic Craft Paints
  • Pen - Prismacolor
  • Mod Podge Glossy
  • Paper - Pink Paislee She Art by Christy Tomlinson
  • Card Stock - Georgia Pacific 110# white
  • Ranger Inkssentials Brayer
  • Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate


Carolyn Dube said...

This looks fabulous - so with the shimmer in person- wow! So glad you shared this with A Colorful Gelli Print Party!

Val said...

How did I miss this??? Love it!

Jane Wetzel said...

awesome and beautiful color :)