Sunday, 28 December 2014

Gelli Jump Start Journals


This year I made some gelli jump start journals inspired by Patti Tolley Parrish.  She made her debut in the November edition of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and kindly made a series of youtube videos to go along with it to show how they are made, so I had a go.  They have been given as Christmas presents this year.


I included a tag in with each one with an explanation on the back.


And this is how it read.


Each journal has 3 signatures and each signature has 5 double sided pages.


As you can see some pages have lots of colour.


Some pages have lots of white space.


The idea being that you use them as a journal, but aren't faced with a blank white page.


A bit of something to get you started.


You could either doodle in the whites space or


gesso over the page and add your own background.


The pages make great starting points.


Close up of the beading after binding in the signatures. The covers are gelli printed onto cotton fabric.


I hand stamped some tissue paper to make my own Christmas paper to wrap the journals in.

22 comments:

Lin said...

Sam they are brilliant and I absolutely love mine!! thank you soooo much xxxx

Helen said...

I love mine, though I may take a while to do anything in it for I don't want to spoil the gorgeous pages!!

sam21ski said...

Oh don't worry about that Helen, it's meant to be used, that's the whole point of it xx

Marianne said...

I love these little journals. Great to see you use some beads. Beautiful makes Sam!!

Claire said...

These are beautiful Sam and such a lovely gift idea! I think they're a fab idea and a blank white page is often very daunting so it's a great way to get started on a journal page, Claire xx

Darcy UK said...

Sam you made journals lol did you keep one? Are you going to do journaling?

Love them, gorgeous colours and patterns. X

sam21ski said...

No and No Darcy - hehehehe!! You should know me better than that - lol xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

wow Sam these are a work of Art! love them. what a brilliant idea xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous journals - I shall look forward to seeing these bobbing up around Craftyblogland - and the tags are great too!
Alison xx

massofhair said...

Lovely journals Sam and a fab way to use up all those Gelli Plate designs you have made this year:-) xxx

chrissies said...

Such an amazing idea Sam. They are all so special.

Love Chrissie x

Deborah said...

What a brilliant idea for crafty gifts, Sam. I love the beaded binding - so luscious! Hope you had a good Christmas.

jojo79 said...

What a fantastic idea, they are brilliant, and I am sure they will be well used. I think you should of kept one and had a go at journalling yourself though ;) x

craftytrog said...

What a lovely gift! I bet the recipients loved them! xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Sam, they are gorgeous. Such a great idea & I'm sure they will be treasured.

Hazel Agnew said...

They are amazing Sam. had to come on PC to look what they were about. Absolutely love the design and colours. so beautifully constructed with the beads and the tags. A huge well done you!! xx

craftimamma said...

Wow, these are stunning Sam! What beautiful gifts and what a fab idea for the pages too! You might not journal but you sure now how to make them. These even make me want to start, lol! Gorgeous beading!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

sam21ski said...

WOW Lesley, if I'd of known it'd kick start you, I would have made you one, but I purposely didn't coz I know it's not your thing xxx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

What a thoughtful thing to do Sam! They look totally fabulous. What sort of paper did u use for the signatures? Is it all copy paper? I bet the recipients were thrilled to bits.

Sue said...

These are really lovely Sam, fab makes! A very Happy New Year to you all xx

hazel said...

Fabulous journals and tags Sam.
Happy New Year.
xxx Hazel.

Julia S-W said...

These are so stunning Sam!! I love the idea of printing on the cotton fabric and the gorgeous beading on the to finish the signature stitching.
Happy New Year to you Sam.
Juliaxx

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