Sunday, 20 April 2014

UnFinished Gelli Print Page


I first saw this technique on Helen's blog, which then lead me to the PA Blog and Darcy's Month 3 journalling. I decided to use one of my gelli plate pages I created using layers and layers of paint and a Stencil Girls stencil as I don't have, or want, a journal.


After stamping the Ellen Vargo arch in snowflake paint I went back and blocked them in.


Then as Darcy did, I mixed some beach hut and some south Pacific paint to make a bright blue.  Painted several coats over the white, and stamped the EV arch over the top in black archival ink.


And then I went in with my fave, the white pen!!!


Close up of the white pen effort.


Then I stamped some of the other Ellen Vargo stamps onto leftover pieces of gelli print pages, cut them out and went in with the white pen again.


And this is my finished page. I was going to cut it out and edge it in black, but then because the prominent word is 'unfinished' I just decided to leave it looking unfinished!!

I hope this is allowed as I'm not sure if it has to actually be a journal page or if you can just take inspiration from it and make what you want. But I'm sure Darcy will put me right.


And as I mixed far too much blue paint, I covered a tag and continued with the arch theme as a border.


Dots added with white pen and PA Mini #72


More Ellen Vargo images stamped in black archival onto scraps of gelli plate pages.


More white dots added to the splats and the middle EV square.

13 comments:

Helen said...

love both of these, both your non-journal page (frustrated journaller you are, you just don't know it yet, rofl!) and so is the tag.

Hazel Agnew said...

Zingy, quirky, funny, very Sam, loving it!

Lin said...

Great 'page' Sam!!Thought I was going to find you'd started a journal lol!! Love the tag too xx

sam21ski said...

Ermmmm....No Lin, you know me better than that - hehehehe!!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Sam these are both really good. Love both of them xx

chrissies said...

Striking and different both of these.

Love Chrissie x

Deborah said...

Very cool, Sam. Those Ellen Vargo stamps are quite striking.

Sue said...

Love these Sam, great colours and such bold pieces xx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Wow, thats sooooo close to being a journal page!! This time next year you will have a real book lol. love the finished (or unfinished) look though

butterfly said...

Very cool - love the not-a-journal-page as well as the tag!
Alison x

Alison said...

Journaling?!!! Lol! Looks like you had fun with this Sam! Fab art! xxx

Jules Bettinson said...

Great page. Really love the tage its stunning! :)

Steven said...

love the tag border Sam

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