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Hitting that Wall with Gelli Prints

Video using gelli prints to make a brick wall

Outside of the studio, it had been one of those days filled with obstacles.  Ever had one of those?  I had hit the wall.  So I went into the studio to escape.  My mood followed me.  I was hitting the wall in there too.   So I decided if I was going to hit the wall it was at least going to have some color on it!   Another great reason to have a stash of Gelli prints…

You can watch Gelli print brick wall in an art journal on YouTube here.

Still time to enter 2 giveaways I have going on right now!

  • The giveaway for 6 rolls of Artsyville’s washi tape ends on Tuesday
  • The Seth Apter stencil giveaway is here

Linking up with Mandarin Orange Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Inspire, Make It Monday, Art Journal Every Day, and  Creative Every Day.

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  • Claudette September 22, 2013, 7:37 pm

    Love your wall! Great use for Gelli prints!

  • Cynthia September 22, 2013, 7:42 pm

    What a cool idea to get your mojo working again! Love the outcome!

  • Raine September 22, 2013, 7:55 pm

    And a colorful wall it is! What a great idea! I think it’s about time to make some more gelli prints!

  • mary warren September 22, 2013, 8:28 pm

    Hmmmnnnn…this might work. Will have to try it too. Thanks for the share.

  • Nydia Dominguez September 22, 2013, 8:41 pm

    Sure looked like fun! Love all the colors!!!

  • Boo September 22, 2013, 8:47 pm

    Love it! It so good to know other people hit a wall from time to time. My real life
    has been busy and so my art has suffered. Thanks for sharing.

  • susan reiser September 22, 2013, 8:52 pm

    S.I.M.P.L.I.C.I.T.Y. It works wonders. Good for you for at least doing something. My brick walls often involve a magazine !

  • Judy Shea September 22, 2013, 10:01 pm

    Hey, everyone needs a “get out of jail free” card. God knows you’ve been “ON” quite a bit lately. Good to take a easy art day for yourself. Love this idea of just cutting and playing. Great Gelli Cobblestones.

  • Cathy/Mutnik September 23, 2013, 12:54 am

    What do you know, you hit the wall and still inspired us big time! What a great way to use up Gelli Prints. I LOVE this! I am so inspired I probably won’t be able to sleep. hehe :0)

  • Mary Anne September 23, 2013, 3:13 am

    How serendipitous. I cut a foam stamp using the Cricut and one of the images from a cart (not without some difficulty LOL!) of a punching fist. I think it would be prefect “punching” thru the wall o’ prints. Lord knows I have amassed a ton of stray prints that cry out to be used up so I may just have to give it a go…..


  • Shirley-Anne Barber September 23, 2013, 9:24 am

    Love the add hoc shapes of colours . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  • Wendy September 23, 2013, 9:53 am

    Fab! such lovely bright colours and great patterns, good idea too! Spotted it on MIM xx

  • Corrine September 23, 2013, 10:14 am

    I see some stencil love in all your wonderful, organic shapes…..groovin to the color blobs on the page xox

  • Jessica Sporn September 23, 2013, 1:36 pm

    I would be happy to run into a wall like that. Love how you live life sunny side up!

  • Kathy Gledsdale September 23, 2013, 3:10 pm

    Sorry you are having a ruff time. But I love your coloured wall. Hope tomorrow is a far better day! xx

  • Denise S September 23, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Love it. Building the wall is so protective of you too. I love that you had a bad and made it your own and so happy with those colors and textures. So like you. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ginny B September 23, 2013, 4:35 pm

    Love all these bright colors–so happy and cheerful. Great work of art!

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  • Carol M September 23, 2013, 5:21 pm

    Love it. Great way to express that feeling of hitting a brick wall that we all have at some point.

  • Maria September 23, 2013, 5:29 pm

    Beautiful work of art. Relaxing wall to look at! :o) Thank you for sharing

  • Micki September 23, 2013, 8:43 pm

    Oh Carol, love that wall! (I’ve been looking at a wall peeling 3 layers of wallpaper). Awesome and yes, I have “one of those” days both in and out of the art room almost weekly 🙂

  • Raye Cage September 24, 2013, 12:01 am

    Great way to turn a lemon day into lemonade! Luv it.

  • Cass September 24, 2013, 5:25 am

    Love what you have done in the journal, go with the flow I always saw, this caught my eye at MIM

  • Linda K September 24, 2013, 10:03 am

    Love how you hit the wall with all that awesome color!!!

  • betsy September 24, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Love that wall!

  • Deborah Weber September 24, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Nothing beats a wall of color!

  • Loz September 24, 2013, 9:05 pm

    Fabulous Journal Carolyn. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours September 24, 2013, 10:58 pm

    Love your always cheery, creative attitude Carolyn! Hope your day got better. We’ve all been there…

  • linda September 25, 2013, 12:42 pm

    wow – seems so fun – love the results with beautiful color – visiting from CED – ciao ciao!

  • Marjie Kemper September 26, 2013, 5:19 pm

    What a neat idea! If I’m going to hit a wall, I want it to be colorful, too. Love it.

  • Lori September 26, 2013, 7:54 pm

    Love your happy, repetitive shapes and colours! Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday 🙂

  • Tammy September 27, 2013, 9:23 am

    If I ever have a “hit the wall” day this is the wall I want to run into. Such pretty colors and patterns.