I am using my Strathmore Mixed Media art journal (5.5" X 8").
First I took one of my gelli printed papers and glued it onto a page in my art journal, using a gluestick. I just ripped the excess paper from the edges and left it rough looking and unfinished (although that doesn't show in the photo below).
|Gelli-printed page glued into art journal|
Next, I cut a heart shape from another contrasting piece of Gelli-printed paper and glued it to the page, adding some text. I outlined the heart and the sentiment with black pen.
And finally I chose a vintage image to go with the sentiment in the heart and glued that to the page.
That's it! How easy was that? I am really happy with how this journal page turned out. I like how the sweet, vintage image juxtaposes with the grungyness of the Gelli-printed papers, don't you? I admit I did have a bit of trouble leaving this page so simple and resisting the urge to add more stuff to it, but common sense (and my appreciation for minimalism) prevailed.
C'mon now, you can do it too! Get out that Gelli plate you bought but haven't tried yet and give it a go. It is SO easy and SO much fun! I'll have another similar page and instructions coming up next time around. Thanks for tuning in!