Last year I shared my love of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's posts about her Gelli journal - see pages HERE and HERE. She has an online class which turned out to be an early Christmas present for me when she had an early bird deal for November.
When we were preparing to travel, I made an art journal from her online class. I began with Gelli printing for the first layer of my pages and kept going until the day before we left!
These are some of my favourite first layers :
I love the gelli texture look - might have trouble covering some of these up....not the intention of the class!
Even cleaning off the brayer in the journal can give lovely unexpected effectsIt's Summer in New Zealand and when it came to the subsequent layers I was getting frustrated trying to use a stencil on the gelli plate as I normally would - the paint was drying too quickly - so I just printed directly in my journal using a cosmetic sponge through stencils and also to print with bubble wrap/stamps etc for texture....