Monday, 30 January 2017

Tell me a story and a fun afternoon.


Today I am showing my last piece for AJJ 'Tell me a story'  where the lovely    Erika from BioArtGal  chose the fun theme for this month. I can't believe January is over so soon, that seemed to fly by. Thanks Erika I really enjoyed your theme.
I drew around a bird die-cut (by Sheena Douglass) and used water colours and pencils. The rest is a couple of stamps and Washi tapes.

And now...drum roll please..... this afternoon I got the small Gelliplate out and had a lovely time playing with it and made 3 useable pages that I was quite pleased with. I even found that roller (which had been in plain sight all the time) although if you look closely at the photo you'll see its not a proper roller, but one of those things you use for taking off fluff from your clothes.... when brand new they start off sticky but that's goes eventually.
So thank you for all the encouragement and advice you left on my previous post - that really helped. 


On this occasion I didn't get out too many stencils or mark making bits and I also limited my colours.
I stuck the gelliplate on a clear acrylic block and used it like a stamp on my pages.

I can't wait to have another play and be more adventurous.
I also want to get some of the mini 'Gel press petites'.
I can now see this being very addictive and fun :)
Thank you for your comments
and stopping by.
Gill x


  1. WOW!!
    Too tired for more at the moment :)
    I'm glad you started and being happy about it.
    WEll done!
    I'm looking for more:)
    Best Beo x

  2. Those Gelli prints came out fantastic Gill. Congrats and facing your worry and giving it a try- a successful try. :) Love your bird page too. I would have never thought it was a die cut. Really beautiful. Thanks for joining us this month at AJJ. Its been a pleasure seeing all your pages. Hugs-Erika

  3. Love your gelli prints, and the gorgeous journal page is fab. Thanks for all your support for AJJ. Have a good day, hugs, Vaerie

  4. Wonderful page with so muchh beauty and happinerss

    So pleased to see your Gelli Plate work, it is Stunning, I just knew you would do amazing things with it--well done.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Your page is just wonderful! Your bird and the statement is so happy - great! You had fun now with the plate and so far all looks amazin! How clever to use this special "brayer" I will take this in mind whe I see such a roller next time...hihi!
    Have fun furthermore with your plate and yes - smaller ones are fun as well!
    Thank you very much for all the pages linked to Art Journal JOurney! What a fabulous month this was!
    I am so happy that so many talented artists like to participate! Just awesome!
    Happy rest of the week!
    Big hug!
    oxo Susi

  6. Its a beautiful page with the lovely bird and words. I love the gelli printing, amazing colours and some super base papers for you to use later if you wanted to add more.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Love the page,such a sweet little birdie. I'm so glad to see you had fun with the Gelli plate....there'll be no stopping you now ha ha
    Donna xx

  8. Wonderful quote on your lovely bird page!
    YES, you have started gelli-printing, what fun! Please go one making more of them, they are beautiful!
    I even had bought such roller - but not yet used! I will do next time ... :)
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

  9. This is just gorgeous and peaceful, the lovely green bird who looks so wise, the pretty flowers and the words. I always like to see some washi tape too, it's good how you have used it here.
    Making gelli prints does seem to be addictive, you've made fun pages.

  10. Your green bird is beautiful and with the perfect message too.
    I can see you had lots of fun with your gelli plate.
    Your things hiding in plain sight made me smile as it happens to me all the time.
    Thank you for a fun visit.

  11. Well done on your gelli prints the bird too.x


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