Friday, August 30, 2013

Possibilities and Ideas Are Endless














For Paint Party Friday I am sharing something I started last week.  A finished journal page, that I started last week. Once I added all those circles and embellishments I struggled with what to do next.  I think the struggle is the problem, let go don't worry about the outcome, just let it flow.  Sometimes I need to take my own advice.














These are Catalyst Wedges by Princeton.  After seeing them used in a video on mono printing I knew I needed some.  I only got 4 of them but after using I can see I'll be getting the 2 I didn't get before.  I can see myself using these on regular paintings too. They fit really nice in your hand. I also like that there is a short edge and a longer edge.  I really like them.




















This was my first print. I love all the different marks you can make with these. The wedges are very flexible.  You can see video's of them in use at Catalyst or GelliArts




















This one is a ghost print with several layers.















I love how this turned out.


On the gelli arts blog they have a new technique called  Thick and thin They do a step by step process with pictures or you can watch the video below. They are using the new catalyst contour tools that are smaller than the wedges.




They are using the new Golden High Flow Acrylics.  I noticed them on Dick Blick's site and I wondered what they were for.  They are very thin and you can use them in an airbrush, refillable markers, with a dip pen, paint brush and more.  The effect used on the gelli plate are pretty cool. I don't have any of these paints so I may try using a thinned down fluid acrylic and see if I can get the same affect.

I'm linking to Paint Party FridayArtJournal Everyday and August Colorful Gelli Print Party So check out all the wonderful work on these sites.




18 comments:

  1. The results from those wedges are great, very fascinating! Valerie

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  2. I love your color palette: harmonic and very attractive

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  3. I always admire artists who do journal pages as I can't. These are great too. Happy PPF.

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  4. I liked your journalpage last week already, and now it really looks great! You're right, I'm often struggling with what to do next too, one should just let go and enjoy.... LOVE that last gelliprint!

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  5. I love what you did with the tools Kate! I hear you about the "outcome" and that stuck place of the process...I SOOO relate. I feel actual fear as I go along...ridiculous but true. UGH. Kate, I LOVE your art that is bright and primary colors. It is stellar. And the waves...omgosh...they have ridiculous dimension to them! For just receiving these, you sure have mastered the use of them. I hope (we) you find your way to trusting the process to the end because your art is truly beautiful! HPPF

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  6. Lovely work, the texture and color is fab!

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  7. Wonderful journal pages. those wedges are very intriguing!

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  8. Blades and hi flow, oh great job....I have some blades but haven't done much with them, now I will play after seeing what you have done. thanks for sharing. xox

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  9. thanks for sharing the tools-I didn't know about these. Great gelli prints!!! Love my plate but it's been a little while since I took the poor thing out to play. I'll check out the newest vid too. Love your journal spread too.

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  10. Wonderful work! Love the colors!

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  11. Your journal pages turned out great! Sometimes you just have to wait for it to happen but then it's worth it.

    I saw the video about the wedges. They look like fun.

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  12. I love how it turned out too! Love those wedges- I have several and have the others on my wish list! Thanks for sharing with the party!

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  13. I am going to put those wedges onto a wish list too! I love your journal page + how it turned out in the end. Beautiful x

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  14. Ooh great pages, and I love the video...wish I had a geli plate..these are fabulous tools... thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. love the abstract wedge painting..reminds me of comb painting..happy ppf

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  16. love the abstract wedge painting..reminds me of comb painting..happy ppf

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  17. Very pretty pages! Lots of love went into them :)

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