Saturday, May 25, 2019

May 24th Bible Journaling with Watercolour and the Gelli Plate

Hi Everyone!  I hope you were able to join me yesterday when I gelli-plated with watercolour and did a Bible Journaling Tip-In Page based on Job 8:19.  (If you couldn't join, you will find it recorded on my YouTube Page!)   I also showed you the Bible Journaling Page I had used for my test page the day before.  I used my "My Creative Bible" which I've had since 2016 and is so chunky with journaling of my own as well as using devotionals from Illustrated Faith's Print and Pray shoppe and Messy Bible's Shoppe.

It was so fun as we tested on cardstock as well as copy paper before taking it to my tip-in cardstock page which I had previously stamped with the Polkadoodles "Best of Days" Stamp (#PD7147) using Rangers Archival Black Ink stamp pad.  For all of this play, I used the Jerry Q Watercolour set of 24, which you will find linked on my Products I Prefer page tab just above this post.  I found that several phrases from Tim Holtz "Small Talk" stickers worked nicely in conjunction with the scripture to finish off my tip-in page.  To finish it off, I added Washi Tape to attach it to the Bible Page and then a few more strips at the bottom for added fun.

The old, well-worn gelli plate, that Norma had previously sent, worked best for holding the watercolour straight from the brush.  The newer gelli-plate resisted and beaded up the watercolour, but the trick I'd learned, to apply common dishsoap on the plate first before applying the watercolour, worked very well! 

Bible Journal
Watercolour+Gelli-Plate test page 5-23-19

Bible Journal
Watercolour+Gelli Plate Tip-In

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 17th YT Stream - Gelli Plate Firsts

HI Everyone!

Come join me Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am EST on my YouTube channel (linked on the right) as my guest speaker, Norma of  NormaJean Handmade Art Etsy Store and Branson Limousine joins me and steps me through the process of my first ever Gelli Plate adventure!!  Norma is extremely well versed in image transfers and gelli plate in general so you are sure to get some fabulous tips as I get fabulous pulls (I hope!).  lol

Its sure to be chaos as I pull out:
  • one 5x7 lovingly used gelli plate (gifted by Norma), 
  • one brand new baby hexagon gelli plate (gifted by Sharon Marlow who got it brand new from Norma but whom already had one and so sent it to me! lol), 
  • 2 brand new baby brayers
  • new ... well actually never used acrylics still sealed from Christmas 2016 lol,
  • brand new stencils
  • B+W pictures for Image Transfers (courtesy of Norma), and
  • mark making tools 

See you there!!