There's a real glare ... that could have something to do with all the gold metalic paint I used, but you get the idea! At the very top I wrote 'Art lets me be ...' and then below it I wrote 'free to be me' in larger script, then I didn't like the black marker that I used so I added assorted colors of artists pastels to outline the letters. At that pointed I added an orange glaze to the whole thing and I love how it turned out! After the glaze dried, of course it needed some bling so I added some platinum Stickles to the outlined words as well.
I dripped black paint on the Gelli Plate in the printing process, and I love how that turned out, as well as the layers that came through from earlier layers. To 'embellish' the page I added some washi tape, but it still needed more. That's when I pulled out a few things that I had been using as stencils in the Gelli printing process. One was a paper doily that had so many layers of paint on it that it was stiff and heavy. The top coat of paint was a 'topaz' metallic, and I loved it so much I cut out three circles from the doily, glued them on and added a gem to the center. Then I kind of shaped them to show the dimension.
I love how these turned out! The other product I had been using as a stencil for gelli printing was a strip of drywall tape. It is full of holes (see above) and is self adhesive to help it hold a shape on joints and corners. It had some great colors, so I used bits and pieces and layered them to get that feel of texture.
The glue and sealer was still wet on the picture above, but I love how it turned out once dry. That tape really adds lots of texture! I love how this piece turned out ... not because it is a perfect example of an art journal page, but because of how much fun I had just letting go and let the creative process make it's own way to a finished product. I know that through doing this, my techniques and such will get better, and I am happy with where I am for right now.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today! I am sharing this on Carolyn Dube's June Colorful Gelli Print Party, so be sure you go visit her too! Blessings,