The tools of an art journal change from day to day... at least at my studio they do. I spent 10 minutes yesterday looking for my Pampered Chef mini spatula. When I baked I always knew where it was. These days I spend more time creating art than creating baked goods.
Why did I need my mini spatula? To scoop up tiny letters for my Diagonal Page, of course.
This is my first time using my Tim Holtz die to cut letters. The die works great but its not so easy to place all those little letters right where I wanted them. Enter my kitchen tools. My mini spatula and my frosting spreader help a great deal. I used the spreader to mash down my letters once I started gluing. I love gel medium as a glue. It gave me enough time to move the letters so I could place them exactly where I wanted them. The other tool I could not do without is my "pokie tool" aka paper
piercer. It's great for picking up tiny pieces and moving things around on a page.
This page was done with strips of paper left on my desk as well as several different gelli prints. The quote is one of mine. I lived on the straight and narrow for a long time. It was safe but pretty darn boring. The diagonal path sometimes takes longer but it's a lot more fun!
Link to: October Gelli Party, Gelli Arts Facebook page, Paint Party Friday