Sunday, November 29, 2015

time travel gelli journal page

When I saw this stamp set online I had to buy it! I bought the matching masks years ago and passed up the stamps to save a little money. Well, I couldn't get them out of my head and when Carol posted them for 10 bucks in my art supply junkie group I was all over it!
I pulled out my masks and did some gelli printings on deli paper.  I'm sure y'all recognize the tattered angels patterns.

After I had a few prints I really liked I used them to collage a time travel page in my 1924 yearbook journal.  Added the green highlights, rubber stamping and washi tape into the layers.  It was fun and thank you Carol in Atlanta for the great buy.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

fall gelli printing

Sorted and filed my gelli prints by color, I have just a few.  And check out all that paper and card stock waiting for color!

Fall's last blast of color inspired an entire day of gelli printing with the last few leaves from the yard.  The weather was so perfect 60 degrees, windy, too dry.  Roses blooming, lavender confused along with the california poppies, sprouting new growth.

Had so much fun and then spent the evening using my favorite print for a page in my 1924 yearbook journal.  I obviously didn't plan the page, it was more about purging some bad feeling with all the text.  Art heals.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

All together

After my last all day session of gelli printing I had the great idea of using all my gelli's at once.  My wrist hurt so I pulled out the sliding tray on the tanker desk and all my gelli's fit.  It is a better level for brayer use and it really takes mono printing to another level!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

All day gelli printing

 I printed on my gelli plate all day long.  Pure bliss.  I'm never done though.  I get exhausted before I have my prints exactly the way they should be.  My favorite print here 
was a piece of memo paper I used as a mask.  I find mono printing very elusive and if I'm not careful I go to far.  Actually that is my biggest challenge, quitting before you wreck the whole print.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sugar skull

I found this package from a marshmallow sugar skull I bought a few years ago in the basement.  Powered it with baby powder and used it as a push mold with paper mache.  It is kind of heavy, reminds me a little too much of bone.  I've been waiting for it to dry for days.

buyers remorse

I lost my mind today and bought 15 stencils at Tuesday Morning.  My husband was standing right next to me!  OMG!  I was so excited to see them for such a great price, (2.99 12x12 1.99 6x6) I picked out too many!  Freaking two and three dollar items add up fast.  The lady checking me out kept counting them over and over.  I asked her to please not do that right in front of my husband.  Ha. Then I found the pink mat for my sewing room and got that too.  Shoot.  I am not going to shop anymore.  I need to do more art.

He told me that I'm not allowed to watch Paula's Ustream anymore because that is where I found out about the great sale!  I really am having some buyers remorse.  I don't need those stencils.  I promised him I wouldn't spend anymore money this year.    

Monday, November 2, 2015

Day of the Dead

I really wanted to do another Day of the Dead altar this year but didn't get around to it.