Gelli Printing is just plain fun. The color combinations and the textures are endless. Each pull is a surprise. As you can probably tell, I like color. Oranges, Blues, Hot Pinks... have been calling to me all summer. The background of this page is made with pieces of Gelli Prints. I tore them and glued them in a random arrangement. The flower is another set of Gelli prints done with a flower stencil that I bought at WalMart and then cut out.
Then the doodle bug hit me and I doodled away until my butterfly was born. This page is a bit simple. That's one of the joys of an Art Journal. Anything goes... even a 4 line ditty about the change in seasons. I won't win a poetry award but it made me happy to write it, so this page was a success.
I've heard many people talk about the Zen-like meditation they experience while doodling. Doodling doesn't affect me that way. Cutting does... I can go almost into a trace while trimming images. I could do it for hours if my elbow didn't protest. Years ago when I taught stamping classes, my students would moan because my samples always had neatly trimmed images. I would have a card finished before I realized that I'd spent 45 minutes trimming all those tiny pieces of paper.
Link to: Sept. Gelli Party, Paint Party Friday