Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall color Journal Page

This is the finished journal page based on a prompt from 'The Paper Traders' group I belong to. We are working on a  year long journal project. We create based on a monthly prompt.
This months prompt is to use a Gelli print as the background and the number 8.
 This is the Gelli I started with. I did a quick background using purple, yellow, red, and pink craft paint. I daubed it on the plate, added some water and brayered it carefully. Because it is part of my journal book. I had to lay it carefully over the inked plate and then press. I moved it around and brayered the edges to get a  complete cover.
 Then dried it with the heat gun.
It was too heavy on the orange shades, so I daubed brown and black then grabbed some texture making bits. {the inside of a turtles chocolate box, separated, and a pear Styrofoam piece.
Brayer the ink on your craft mat, then brayer it onto the texture bits.
I just kept inking and brayering until I was satisfied with the background. It took me longer to clean up the paints than it did to make this background. Fast and colorful.
 This is how it looked before I decorated it with my journaling and other bits. I really wanted to add some autumn leaves, but couldn't find any I liked in the stash. that's how the fairy ended up on it. She was a test I did on a scrap of photo paper. Just a swipe of orange ink and she matched the rest of the page. 
You can also read a bit about my before I bought a Gelli Plate Home Made results HERE- Nailed IT


CraftygasheadZo said...

Love all the layers and techniques you've used. Take care Zo xx

Pam said...

You did well, I found this one hard too, not the art work, the phrase for #8