Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sing Like There's No Tomorrow Art Journal Page

Sing Like There's No Tomorrow was done in an 8 x 11 Inch Paper Blanks Journal.
Sing Like There's No Tomorrow FINISHED PAGE

Gelli printed big book and leftovers on smaller journals.
I started by doing a gelli print on the right hand side with its ghost print on the right. I think I am partial to ghost prints as there is more white left on the paper. I used orange and yellow acrylics and a fabric flower stamp that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I kept a couple of journals open so I could wipe off my brayer and use up ink from the stamp.
I added some Gelatos to the top and bottom, sprayed with water and created drips. Then, I stamped from a flower stencil using purple Versa Magic. I added a bird and small white flowers using a stencil and a finger dauber with Craftsmart White Ink. Colored these with Koi coloring brush pens. Then, added words stamped with Stazon Brown and white Molotow pen. I was happy up to here. Then I messed with the flowers and added stems and HATED (well, that's probably too strong of a word for something on paper, so shall we say "disappointed?") it.

Unhappy with results for this part.
 I went to bed and all night long, different options kept waking me up. Finally, I simply burried the offending parts with a White Pitt Artist Pen and restamped with the purple and white. Sometimes I should leave things alone. I loved the page before I added color to the white flowers. The finished page is okay but I lost some of the clear colors of the gelli print that I thought was so beautiful.


  1. great job! Love the vibrant colors!

    1. Thank you, Paula. I love the combo of the yellow, orange and purple too. I am emerging out from under a spell of soft and subdued colors and these brighter colors do make me want to sing!

  2. A beautiful job!. Sometimes the colors change when we work on the page, but the result is beautiful and bright! Thanks for your help to improve my blog. Kisses.