A Gelli Plate is just like having your own private paper store. Using old scrapbook papers and dictionary pages with the Gelli Plate I unintentionally created a coordinating set of papers! These papers sparked my art journal page for Artsy Fartsy.
Why did I have my Gelli Plate out? Because it is time for another Artsy Fartsy challenge with Maria McGuire! I get so excited for Artsy Fartsy, not only because I am arting but the excitement I feel when I know the posts will go live and I can click over and see what she’s created. Love how we each follow the same guidelines but in our own ways. Be sure to stop over and see what she made using the same 3 things. The 3 things for this challenge were a Gelli Plate, any of the Catalyst tools, and any stamp by The Backporch Artessa.
Here are some of the prints I made. There are layers of stamps from The Backporch Artessa, Kari McKnight Holbrook. Her huge 8 1/2 x 11″ stamps are sturdy polymer that work well on the Gelli Plate, on polymer clay, with ink pads – anything I’ve tried them on they have worked. You can check out my post and video here on using stamps with a Gelli Plate. The dark blue layer of circles was created with Catalyst tools. In the quick video I show you how I used it.
The faces on the top right of this one called to me so I decided to start here for an art journal page.
The face was too subtle for my mood today so I ripped out a bolder woman. The dark blue behind her – well that was from the paper I used to clean my brayer.
She felt very royal to me but she isn’t the type of royalty that wears a crown so I put the understated crowns near her.
While printing the papers I used a top layer of silver Amsterdam paint and a stamp. It left a very subtle shimmer that added to the mystery of her.
A white Stabilo Pencil (which writes easily on just about any surface) on the blue summed up what I felt about this woman. “Just because you can’t see my crown doesn’t mean I’m not royalty.”
Be sure to stop back on Thursday because it is time for another Stencil Test Drive with Jessica Sporn! Test driving her random squares stencil will be Diana Trout, Seth Apter, Kristin Dudish, Corrine Gillman, and Jessica of course!
Linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Creative Every Day, Make It Monday, and Art Journal Journey.
Hello from Art Journal Journey
Your gelli print pages are wonderful…my favorite colors…VERY inspiring!
Wow, I am absolutely loving this technique! The results are amazing.
Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.
I love that we both did swirls with the Catalyst tool! I also loved that you explained them and I didn’t 🙂 I love the colors in your piece–the face is perfect!
She’s lovely Carolyn! I really like this piece…the sentiment and the rich layers. Oh the layers you create with that gelli plate…. xx
So very inspiring, Carolyn!
You never cease to amaze me! 🙂
Hello Your project is Fantastic. Visited from MIM. Faye
This is a brilliant collage of different monoprint pieces. 3 crowns to you.
Thank you for all the very inspiring videos.
Carolyn this is such a work of art. I love the different processes and the cool way that you used the tools, especially the brayering aspect. Came via MIM.
and I love this BLUE GREEN DREAM!
That sounds fun! Love the prints, and your journal page is gorgeous.
Love these colors….and the printing with your gelli madness, always something new to see with you my friend….xox
Wow! This is amazing and so beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
You are Gellinspirational, girl. There is no end. I love the rubber tools.. I have one but now that I’ve seen this…………..
What a great results with your plate . Really fantastic Carolyn.
So pretty. My favorite colors! Ahhh… the beloved Gelli plate.
Your awesome gelli plate creations and the thought of having a private paper store of MY own have convinced me. I soooooo need to get one, and soon!
Carolyn, your colors are always so beautiful and calming… i can tell you’re having so much fun here. I’ll bet you’re a hoot in person. 😉 Beautiful pages and i laughed at the crown comment. Damn straight you’re a queen, girl! xox
This is so pretty!
Dear Carolyn this is absolutely magic and inspiring. I love it. Have a lovely week.
Awesome page love those blues and green
Great colours and i love those stamps! Hugs, Valerie
Absolutely LOVE this woman, Carolyn! The subtlety means she could be you or me or Eleanor Roosevelt! She just has so much character and lends that character to your journal page eloquently! One of my favorites!
I’ve been loving the gelli plate as well.
Love all the effects you achieved – gorgeous artpiece as well.
Thanks for sharing all the how to’s .
Amazing card. Looks like you put your heart in it. I saw it on MIM.
A perfect title and so true! I still haven’t broken the seal yet…soon!
like the colours and effect on this
Hello from AJJ, your blue princess is so beautiful!!! love the green and the silver goes along….thank you for another wonderful treat for the gelly plate…♥
Such gorgeous pages! I can see why you love that repeating pattern… its fabulous. Thanks for the tip that we can remove those tools from the handles.
gorgeous gelli plate pages!