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Itaya Lightbourne
Itaya Lightbourne • 1 year ago

Joanna Grant... Mixed Media Art with Recycled Materials Again, I am using my 5.5 X 8 Strathmore mixed media journal. In the first photo, Ive just glued into the journal one of my bazillions of Gelli plate printed papers and trimmed away the excess.

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Art Journal Page with Gelli-printed papers for background, bird and moon. Joanna Grant Mixed Media Art: Finished Art From Gelli Plate Printed Papers

I thought you might like to see how easily you can use all those Gelli Plate printed papers in simple art journal pages. 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).

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"The base piece of Gelli plate printed paper was pinky-coppery-gold with a bit of black from a stencil ghost print. Pretty bland, so I glued it into the journal and once the page was dry, I dragged a palette knife loaded with lime green acrylic paint vertically down the page. When the green paint had dried, I did some stacked journaling on top of it in white Gelly Roll pen." Joanna Grant Mixed Media Art: Strength Of Purpose Simple Art Journal Page - Part 6

"Following are several background pages I created that you are welcome to download to your own computer for future use. Just right click on each image and save it to your system. You can print them off whenever you like to use as you like. If you do create stuff to post or to sell, I would appreciate it if you cite your source." Joanna Grant Mixed Media Art: MORE FREE BACKGROUNDS FOR YOU !!

Art Journal Page with Gelli-printed papers for background, bird and  moon.

And finally I chose a vintage image to go with the sentiment in the heart and glued that to the (Gelli printed art journal) page.

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Joanna Grant: Gelli Arts - Gel Printing Plate; Gelli print enhanced with flower doodles.

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.

Joanna Grant "Faith, Hope, Charity" is an art journal page done with gelli prints and doodling with white and black markers.