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Video using one stencil three ways with a Gelli Plate®

  Is it a reverse print?  Is it a negative print?  Whatever you call it-  you can create very different looks from just one stencil. I'm using a Gelli Plate® to quickly get my new stencil, Arched Aqueducts, loaded with paint. In the process I get a bonus print with a great grungy vibe!  I'm giving [...]

I'm popping up in all sorts of places lately....I've just wrapped up filming 4 videos with Northlight and I'll be sharing all the little secrets like who scared me the most next week on the blog.  And I'll have a few extra stories from it just for my newsletter friends.  If you don't want to miss [...]

Video sharing how free and playful creating artfully can be thanks to a 5 year old

I was fortunate to be able to watch a master create recently.  She created with abandon. Pure freedom from an inner critic.  Freedom from judgement.  Who was she?  A  5 year old! My entire artistic journey has been about getting back to that place. She never asked if it was right.  She never asked if it [...]

You Can Never Lose True North

Video of an art journal page that reminded me of a very important message

Art journaling has such power for me.  Why? Because sometimes it reminds me of important messages from time to time. And that is exactly what happened today. Notice her chin.  There's no paint there and that is rather unusual since this was a print from a fully loaded Gelli Plate.  And then I stamped right over [...]

Video showing what a round Gelli Plate can do -so many many things!

Would the 6" round Gelli Plate be much different than the big one? I wondered...I wasn't sure until I played with it.  It is different! The size feels so different than the 8" plate.  And thanks to the size, what I could do with it in my art journal blew my mind.  Take a peek at [...]

21 Secrets Spring

Art journaling is one of my favorite ways to let myself play.  Thanks to Gelli printing, I have a rich and colorful place to start any time I want and you can too!  I'm sharing 4 new videos showing how to make colorful Gelli prints in 21 Secrets Spring.  Thanks to the very generous Hali [...]

  There is one important thing to remember when Gelli printing with words.  It's a biggie.  And I forget it all the time.  How could I forget something so important?  I get into a Gelli printing zone and my brain turns off and lets me create from the heart. What's the important thing I forget? [...]

Making your own papers on the Gelli plate means you have an instant collection of coordinating papers.  What can you do with those Gelli prints?  One thing is art journal with them. I picked 3 coordinating papers I made during this months's Colorful Gelli Print Party.  You can see how I made these prints using [...]

What a Colorful and Imperfect World This Is! thumbnail

My stenciling wasn't perfect.  My colored pencil work wasn't perfect.  Nothing on this is perfect and I love it that way!   This Gelli print, made using a technique from my One Pull Wonders workshop, started it all.  The swirls of color started to look like continents and it fit so perfectly with Mary Nasser's stencil...before [...]

Using a Stencil to Create Journal Prompts thumbnail

I use art to process emotions and feelings but sometimes I get stuck.  That's when having a prompt helps me get moving again.  Gelli prints and my new Verbage stencil to the rescue! This stencil, packed with words of action  to celebrate the emotions and excitement of life, is a great way to create prompt cards. [...]