I like it when my One Little Word becomes an action and not just an idea. I want to feel like it's making a change in my life. Living the word in my life. To help me see this through, i created an art journal album using a new Maya Road album as the base. Art is an important part of my life so the art had to be present. Words are important in my life too so i thought the art journal is the way to go. I added in watercolor pages in between the tabs. Each month i am going to add a new page. Since February is coming to a close, I thought it was time to do my Out art journal page.
I broke out my Gelli Arts gelatin plate and Tim Holtz texture fades from Sizzix. My page is 5 x 7 so i am working with 8" x 10" gelatin plate. I used the raised end of the texture fade to gently push into the acrylic paint. My first layer uses the dot matrix texture fade with some yellows.
For the second layer i used a combination of the retro circles texture fade and bubble texture fades in layers of aqua paints. I also added some Framelits circles on the gelatin plate.
Here's what the background looked like after using the gelatin plate. After the yellow layer dried, i did the second aqua layer. I really love how this plate and texture fades add so much depth to my art journal pages.
i painted the Framelit circles in a red-orange color. I also used the retro circle texture fade to add a pink layer to one of the circles. I used the same texture fade with metal foil tape and cut out one circle to layer on the orange. I love repeating patterns in my work and this retro circle makes me happy. I stamped on the background using some Tim Holtz grunge stamps as well as doodled some images around the edges. I die cut the dress form out of watercolor paper using the sewing room die and painted it a light butter yellow & white. To finish the page, i added a quote to the dress form and edged it with archival black ink. There's more personal journaling on the back of the page.
I heard your pleas and am currently developing a gelli plate class. Stay tuned...