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Art Journaling Gelli Prints with a Winged Rhino

Using Gelli prints to make an art journal page

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.

Using Gelli prints to make an art journal page

I picked 3 coordinating papers I made during this months’s Colorful Gelli Print Party.  You can see how I made these prints using rope and a Gelli plate in this video.

Using Gelli prints to make an art journal page



I ripped and cut so the papers would stack and still let me see their color and pattern.



Using Gelli prints to make an art journal page


At this point, I realized this could have easily been a scrapbook page or an art journal page simply by changing what I placed next.  Put a photo there and it feels like a scrapbook page.  Put a fun collage image from one Tangie Baxter’s collage sheets and it an art journal.


The pops of red in the image called for more red on the page, so I brought out a fine liner filled with red acrylic ink.

Who would have thought I pulled out red to use?  It’s one of those colors I rarely ever use.  I guess a winged rhino got me to do it!  Now….can that winged rhino get me to clean up the house?

Using Gelli prints to make an art journal page
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  • Marva January 16, 2015, 5:27 pm

    oh how fun!!! I need to do some gelli prints! I absolutely love your blog header!!!

  • Win Dinn January 16, 2015, 6:57 pm

    Don’t bet on a house cleaning binge, Carolyn…not even a winged rhino could make that happen in my house!

  • Sylvia Tabor January 17, 2015, 4:53 am

    Sorry, Carolyn, winged rhinos are only for playtime. You have to call upon those cleaning fairies to clean up the house. But, why bother, it just has a way of getting messy again, so your time is better spent with that rhino… Just saying.
    I really love your use of red here, just “pops” off the page!!

  • Jean A Marmo January 18, 2015, 8:35 pm

    Love the pop of red! I still have to try the rope on the Gelli plate!

  • Cathy Nichols January 18, 2015, 8:38 pm

    Carolyn! I love your blog — your videos really make me smile. I want a gelli plate!

  • Vicki Romaine January 19, 2015, 11:51 am

    I love your Rhino. Thanks for linking to Tangia’s site. Btw what do you do to the covers of your altered books? I don’t think you have ever shown if you do anything to the front.

    • Carolyn Dube January 19, 2015, 12:50 pm

      I tend to do the covers when the art journal is close to full or finished because my covers get so dirty and messy as I work on the pages. And they tend to get leftover paint smeared on them.

  • Nona January 22, 2015, 12:03 am

    Thank you for sharing this journal page with us. I love that winged rhino!

  • Marjie Kemper January 25, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Scrumptious colors! I sure need a gelli-plate play after seeing these beautiful prints.