Saturday, February 15, 2020

Green Bird Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, hope this finds you all well.  I've got a monochromatic art journal page to share with you today that I made with a gel print background.


I've been playing with my Gel Press plate making lots and lots of prints lately so decided it was time I best use some of them!


I started with a green gel press print background and adhered it into one of my art journals.

Mark making with jar lids and a credit card in shades of green acrylic paint came first on the gel plate background;


And then random stamping with green inks and stamps from AAll & Create and Tim Holtz.

Some script was stamped randomly around the page and spatters with white paint came next.


I'm determined to use up some of the bit and bobs I have squirrelled away so I adhered these Garden Greens die cuts and this little Patchwork Bird that were in my stash of remnants.  The sentiment from Dina Wakley's Scribbly Birds stamp set was stamped onto a piece of card coloured with Distress Inks.

I added some scribbly lines around all of the adhered elements with a black Pigma Micron and a white paint pen and some ascemic writing here and there with a white gel pen and that was it.


Here are a few closeups of the completed page.





Starting with a gel plate print is such a great way to break that white page when you are art journaling, your colour palette is set for you and you can just head out where ever your imagination takes you.


Hope that you've enjoyed seeing my Green Bird art journal page and that you'll break out your gel plate and start making some backgrounds!  Have fun and happy creating,

Deb xo

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love love love him! Gorgeous vivid greens, a fabulous folk art look - what a lovely page.
    Alison x

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