Sunday, August 18, 2013

Old Gelli Scraps + New Stencil + Homemade Ink Spray Pad = Journal Page

Last week I saw Dyan Reavely's demo on YouTube of her new Dylusions Ink Spray Pad...and was immediately fascinated.  A few days later I saw Carolyn Dube's video using the ink spray pad.  By this time I'm almost beside myself wanting to try it, but haven't had a chance to check out any of the local stores to see if they have it in yet.  So this weekend I made my own!  I used some fairly dense foam and a plastic food storage container.  I sprayed my Dylusions onto the foam and then used a couple of stamps to try it out. ...with mixed results.  I think my foam was actually too thick so I will try it again with a thinner piece....unless of course I find the real thing first!

I stamped onto a journal page that I had left unfinished.  I had used the new Ronda Palazzari Moroccan Tiles stencil and modeling paste to create texture on the background.  I then added random strips from Gelli prints that had been trimmed from another project.  Finally, I added some random dots with black ink.  I'm not sure if I'll go back and add more to this page yet, but for now I'm liking it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More Artsy Week Projects

During my week off I also managed to do some scrapbooking layouts as well as converting two previously made Gelli printed canvases to key holders.  I attached a ribbon to the top of the canvas to hang it up and screwed in 3 cup hooks to the bottom to hold keys.  I gave one to my niece for her new apartment and hung the other in my own kitchen.

And these are the two layouts I completed. 

A Week of Artsy Fun

I was on vacation last week and spent the week with my good friend and partner in scrapbooking and most things artsy.  Monday was a holiday here and on Tuesday we took a quick day trip across the border to Buffalo to do some shopping....scrapbook and art supply shopping.  For the rest of the week we both had a list of projects and techniques we wanted to try.  Most are still a work in progress, but I did want to share these Gelli prints that I did.  I used up some old scrapbook papers (from my "ugly paper pile" and printed either on the blank white side or sometimes on the patterned side of the paper.  If you look carefully you can see some of the patterns peaking through. 

I then took the pages and folded them in half.  I had picked up a chipboard album on the Tuesday shopping trip (for a whopping $1.99!) that was long and skinny...perfect for the 12x6 inch papers I had now created.  I have started to Gelli print the chipboard album as well, but this is still one of those work in progress pieces.

These are my favourite pages (yes, there were even more than these!).

And these are just 3 of the 8 chipboard pages.