Again, I am using my 5.5" X 8" Strathmore mixed media journal.
In the first photo, I've just glued into the journal one of my bazillions of Gelli plate printed papers and trimmed away the excess.
I wasn't particularly happy with this print, so I decided to add a bit more interest to it by tearing some irregularly shaped strips from another Gelli printed page and gluing those bits to the page too. Now I like it a bit better.
Next, I created a little character to be the central image of the journal page. I made the body from an over-sized scrapbooking tag that was kind of dress-shaped or body-shaped. I cut out some star shapes from yet another piece of Gelli printed paper and adhered them to the dress/body. There's lots of glitter on this piece, which doesn't show up well in the scans.
I took some stamped images of arms, scanned them, resized them to a variety of lengths and then created a page (8.5" X 11") of arm images in MS Publisher. My thought was that I could use all these arms in my various characters I make in my art journals and mixed media work. When the page was filled with all these images, I ran a piece of paper through my printer that was a photocopy of one of my Gelli prints, so that when the arms page was printed, it printed onto this paper. I hope that is clear, if not let me know and I will try to explain better. Basically, I now have a Gelli print photocopy of a whole page of sets of arms.
I cut out a set of arms to use for this character and glued them to the body, along with a face (stamped image that is stamped on a different Gelli print paper).
Then, I glued the character onto the journal page.
Lastly, I used my white Gelly Roll pen on the eyes to define them more. I also glued some buttons down the front of the body and added the text (cut from magazines and then highlighted around with a black permanent marker).
All in all, a great page that really allows all the interesting colors and texture of the Gelli prints to speak for themselves, due in large part I think to the simplicity of it. Sometimes it really is a good thing to just leave well enough alone.
Namaste, my dear friends!