Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gelli Plate Art Pt. 3

 Been awhile since my last post. So how is everyone?? We got in yet more beach time-this time we went here:

                        We are blessed to have our good long time friends invite us so often:)

 this is actually the back of a ghost crab but
doesn't it look like a face?? I spotted this creature while walking along the path to the beach.

      And this is the front view. He looks like he's
smiling. Fascinating to watch. First time I'd seen one.

 And now for the art part. First up is my calendar spread for October:

 And all prettied up with color! Again, this calendar was prompted by JoAnne Sharpe's Draw Your Awesome Year online class. I hear she's working on a new one for 2015:):) I am linking this to Inspiration Avenue (October colors theme) the Simon Wednesday Challenge blog (use watercolors), and Kate Cranes Calendar Project. I used both Peerless watercolors and water based markers.

 This is the final part in my gelli print play series of techniques. You can see part 1 here and part 2 here. For this final chapter I have chosen to share a variety of projects using up those prints I made in the first two series. These are all pretty quick and easy to complete.

  So, gather your gelli prints, along with some background stamps and ink pads to further embellish your papers and let's play!

                                                                  1. Make cards!

                                                   2. Make inspiration cards or ATCs

                                                3. Cover a plain ole composition book!
 This is a mini comp book and I used the thinner deli print for the covers. Wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers?? And speaking of... how about making...

                                                               4. Ornaments!

                   These are direct prints from a plastic template I used on the plate. Read more here. I added some stamping, sewing and a sentiment sticker. Embroidery floss was used for the hanger.

  You can also find many fun templates to play with just by googling the word.

     This template is from Stampington and Company-Stamper's Sampler Tempting Templates. Or you can make your own as I did here:

  Notice I made my ornaments flat so they could be slipped into a card and not require extra postage:)

                                                                   5. Frame it !

 This was actually a small leftover scrap and I just loved the pattern so I added a bit of red stamping, mounted it to dark card stock and framed it! Who says a gelli print can't be a masterpiece? :)

 And finally here are some WIP journal pages using the ends of papers I had to cut down a bit:

 I simply laid them out in the order I wanted them (these are deli paper prints) then glued them up against each other using Collage Pauge.

 On this page I glued down a thin paper print first. Then I cut in half one of my circle prints (see how I made my own circle template for printing here) and glued it on the side.

 I chose not to write out details and product info for these projects so my post wouldn't be super long. So please, contact me if you have any further questions, I'd be more than happy to help. I hope this has inspired you to take out that plate, make LOTS of papers- and USE THEM so you can make more!

 Linking this part to Art Journal Every Day and Paint Party Friday. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone!

           " Every leaf speaks to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."     Emily Bronte


  1. Gorgeous photography of a beautiful place and love all your very creative art work ~ Happy Weekend to you! xoxox

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Love love your leaves on your art journal. They truly are the epitome of Fall! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Watercolor” Challenge!

  3. Great calendar spread! And I love the gelli prints. :)

  4. Love all the great things you did with your Gelli prints and the photos from the beach are fantastic. Really like the ones with the crab :)

  5. Beautiful colors and layers. Love the inner artist card

  6. Lots of gorgeous work his week and love the photos, those crabs are fantastic! Valerie

  7. I love the ornaments and the gelli plate pages. The ghost crab picture is cool...we always called these little critters sand crabs. They have that ugly-cute thing going on. I don't remember ever being afraid of them even though they look like a giant spider ~ I think because they were always skittering away from you, never coming near.

  8. So much beauty to see this week, Linda. I love the idea of the flat ornaments. They are beautiful as well as practical. The gelli prints glued against each other creates an entirely different look. Great post.

  9. oh wow, you have been super busy! Love that composition book, the different ornaments and especially the journalpages using the ends of the deli-prints! Lots of inspiration here!

  10. Wow wonderful post...I love every single ornament you made and all this info is fabulous! Thanks for so generously sharing!! Love the little crab too....Beautiful work Linda!!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. What a lot of fascinating ideas for using your Gelli papers. Yes, flat ornaments are a great idea and could be included with a card. And thanks for all the back links too.
    I like your leaves pages with great autumn colours and a very happy pumpkin.

  12. I love your book cover art, beautiful

  13. Wonderful colours Linda. Looks like you are well on your way in preparation for Xmas.

  14. Oh wow .. Linda- you created just amazing artwork - adorable calender page and cards and hangers.... wonderful!
    Have a happy weekend dear Linda!

  15. Lots of wonderful pieces to see Linda and the photos of the crab are brilliant. Happy PPF, Annette x

  16. I'm loving all of your gelli prints, Linda!

    That crab is so cute, he really does look like he's smiling!


  17. lovely assortment of work today Linda!

  18. Whoa... you have been busy and away too ;D
    I could just do with some time on a beach. Great photos
    Such a collection of creativity.
    Happy PPF to you

  19. You are a prolific gelli print maker, and I LOVE all the cool projects you made with them. Sounds like your trip to the beach was a lot of fun. Blessings!

  20. Your gelli print designs are beautiful. I can see your beach time had real inspired you. Have a great weekend.

  21. I'm always so impressed with how many beautiful pieces you create!

  22. That beach looks amazing! Love that little crab too. You've certainly been busy with your Gelli plate-some gorgeous colours and patterns there-i love how it looks like a little abstract masterpiece in the frame!

  23. love the gelli bird but as for that your toes lovely photos i love the beach so peaceful

  24. Looks like you had lots of fun! Really love the calendar page with it's autumnal shapes and colours. As for the gelli plate, we seem to have fallen in love with it. What a treat to see your examples.

  25. All so lovely, but those October pages are my favourite, they are so happy and bright, delightful!

  26. Lots of creative stuff going on here. Your crab photos are amazing... not sure I'd hang around too long coming up on one of them.

  27. Um, HOW cool is this!? I love it - and your suggestions are fab! I totally want to alter one of those mini composition books now - I recently saw them and now this! Plus, I love the Dream. Live. Repeat. piece - and another thing I recently learned about are the Stampington templates - I love what you've done. Thank you for all the inspiration! xoxo

  28. It has been a while Linda! But better late than never-:) The beach and the sun look so good in contrast to the wind and the cold here. All your creative projects are inspiring and inspiration is something I'm lacking these days-:)

  29. Lovely creations and beautiful prints!

  30. How beautifully creative you are. All of your artwork is inspiring to me. Thank you. ((hugs))

  31. Dear Linda ~ I came back to visit this post and was curious what I wrote in my comment to you...BUT I do not see my comment here.
    Could it be that I am so loosely wrapped still after being away???
    Well that shall remain a mystery...
    When I saw your ghost crabs before I thought how lucky you were to have a "smiling" crab LOL...otherwise ours really DO look the same don't they = fascinating creatures!
    All of your gelli paper creations are really fabulous.
    You do so much Linda...thank you for sharing too.
    I fear this Christmas will be like recent ones where ideas do not make it out of my head....
    so many good intentions too.
    Time for a cup of tea

  32. Wonderful post Linda... you have been busy. Lucky you managing another beach trip at this time of year... love the happy crab :)

    Your ornaments are so sweet.

    Karen x


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