Mixed Media Monday – Gelli Print Journal Page

Hello my creative friends! Thank-you for joining me for this weeks episode of Mixed Media Monday. My journal page this week was all about using some of that beautiful stack of gelli prints that I have created over the past couple of months.

I will start off by telling you how I store my prints. I picked up a large, clear office organizer from my local office supply store and it just happened to slide perfectly into into my cube storage shelving unit! It has 2 drawers that are about 3″x 3″x 9″, then an open space that is 3″x 6″x 9″ across the top and the rest of the rack is broken into paper sized slots of 3″x 13″x 9″ deep.

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I keep all my little scraps, printed labels and tags in the little drawers.  Place the envelopes, half pages, doilies and small book pages in the smaller slot. Then I organize all the bigger prints. One slot for the letter sized printed pages, this is mostly on white card stock as that is my preferred printing paper, it gives me the choice of using it in paper piecing but is also sturdy enough for book making. The next slot down is all the other pages that are around letter sized, so book pages, file folders, delli papers, wrapping paper and so. and then the bottom section is for my large prints that come from large book pages, legal sized papers, brown paper bags and so on.

This is A LOT of storage space in my workshop for one specific item. So when it starts to get full, I don’t search for more storage space, because there simply isn’t any, I focus my efforts on using some of it up. Most often, that means CREATING!

My gelli prints are made of paint and paper. Paper can be used in almost ALL of my hobbies, and that is how I use it. For me, there isn’t anything special about it other than pride of creation, and sometimes I feel like I can’t even claim that because I used other peoples tools, such as stencils and paint. So, once my shelves get full I make things like: Book signatures, cards, ATCs, art journal pages, scrapbooking pages, embellishments, and die cuts. There really isn’t a limit.

Here is this weeks video on how I used them to create a quilted art journal page.

Happy Monday, and thanks for watching, commenting and visiting often!

-Lizzie

 

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Scrap Kit Saturday – Card & ATCs

Hello again my creative friends!

Today I am showing you the card and ATC’s that I made using Scrapbooking Fanatics August 2015 Scrap Fan Kit.

I posted an introduction video of the kit to my YouTube channel back on August 1st and then made a scrapbooking layout with it the following week. Here are the videos if you missed them!

Next week I will be doing some altered art with this kit, so keep your eyes peeled!

August Card and ATC

I made this project with the August 2015 kit, as well as components from the May 2015 and July 2015 kits for a bit of variety.

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If you are interested in joining this kit club, please visit Sandy over at Scrapbooking Fanatics and send her a message.

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-Lizzie

 

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Taggy Tuesday – Coffee Time!

Welcome to this weeks Taggy Tuesday!

I started this weeks tag off with repeating a process that I recently used in creating a journal spread. I love the process of cutting up the papers into little squares and gluing them in sequence. I wasn’t sure that all the papers would work well together but knew it was worth a try.

I am actually making this tag for me! I have just been loving all the gelli print play I have been having, I adore sewing and I need a new book mark. So the idea behind this was for it to be FLAT rather than FAT, but to still have texture and a focal point that spoke to me.

So, I went digging through my gelli pages that I had started to chop up for my journal entry and chose a pile of the scraps. I wasn’t looking for any kind of cohesion in the colours at this point, just that there would be enough of each pattern to work with the sequence I had in mind.

Next thing I did was glue them down with matte gel medium and let it dry over night. I then grabbed a punching template and my “stabby thing” (official term: piercing tool) and went to town creating the holes for my cross stitch pattern. I chose some embroidery thread that didn’t match any of the colours in the gelli prints but was part of the same families and started cross stitching every square onto the tag. I really loved the quilted look I finished with and thought I could just leave it like that…but then it would not have been very entertaining for my crafty friends!

Once I finished all the sewing I went looking for some sort of element that would make me happy every time I opened the book I was reading. I looked around my craft table and sitting across from me was a canvas board that one of my students had been working on. She had drawn a giant cappuccino mug and saucer right in the center of the board and I KNEW my bookmark had to have the topic of “Coffee Time”.

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Please grab yourself a cup-a-Joe and join me on YouTube for the play-by-play of “Coffee Time”!

 http://youtu.be/J5_MMMoq7Ok

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-Lizzie

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