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Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso

Who needs a deadline! Who needs the stress of having to finish right now! I sure don’t! But I used to think I was required to finish in one session. Shockingly, that led to creativity crushing stress.

I decided that stress was not what I wanted so just rewrote the rules and gave myself permission to work in stages, days or even months apart. Here’s an art journal page that has been in progress for a very long time.

Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso

 

This page has had lots and lots of layers…I would come back to it a week after week and add little bits but in the end, most of it was covered up. That’s the beauty of art journaling, I can just add another layer until I like it.

 

 

Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso

 

I cut out one of my Gelli printed faces from the September Colorful Gelli Print Party. You can see the video showing how easy this was to do here. I have a wonderful stack of prints that I can use whenever the time is right.

 

Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso

 

 

A touch of script thanks to my Rembrandt’s Words stencil.

 

 

 

Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso

 

 

I like layers so I added more to the script with a scribbly layer of white.

 

 

 

Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso

 

Art journaling is all about getting in touch with what I’m feeling so I grabbed a white pencil and scribbled out my thoughts.

 

Using a gelli print in my art journal inspired by Picasso The face was just one layer and I love layers so I added some fine line sketching and scribbling with the new Derwent paint pens. I found them to be very opaque – I’ll keep using them before I decide if these are as great as I hope they are. Of course, I’ll share here what I learn!

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  • Valerie-Jael November 11, 2014, 1:26 am

    Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey with your bright and colourful Picasso lady. She’s great! Valerie

  • Ulrike November 11, 2014, 3:26 am

    Thanks for this exciting video of Gelli-PlatePainting in process!
    I am enthusiastic by your Picasso Face and want to try it out also. I love the expressive colors. Ulrike

  • froebelsternchen November 11, 2014, 3:39 am

    This looks awesome Carolyn * I love this colorful expressive portrait and you gave a lot of personality by scribbling the text and the scriptstencil…and this background was beautiful on it’s own – for that the face is white makes a perfect effect .
    fantastic!
    ♥♥♥ful thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey!

  • Vicki Miller November 11, 2014, 7:17 am

    Great page. And tons of layers. What’s not to love?

  • Pauline Leger November 11, 2014, 12:55 pm

    Dearest Carolyn… this is fabulous. I so love the imperfect perfection. 😉 The layers. The colours. The messy-ness. Just watched your video on 21 SECRETS. So great to hear your voice! Thank you for spreading such joy. xx

  • Gloria Zucaro November 11, 2014, 2:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing about the Picasso head site. I just made one. i love your journal page. So much fun, so much color!

  • lin November 14, 2014, 9:33 am

    love that you tried to emulate Picasso – keep stretching and reaching

  • Ruth L November 14, 2014, 9:39 am

    Love that portrait, so spontaneous, it’s just great!

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth November 14, 2014, 11:48 am

    I’ve been following along with some others at AJJ and I’m loving the Masters challenge they have. This is a great interpretation of Picasso’s art. The many layers make it more intense. Really stress free, too.

  • Dorothy November 17, 2014, 2:23 am

    Love the stencil and would be great to win and use, shared on facebook.