Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Week Of Journaling

This started out as a gelli print page. I marked the circles and painted around them. Then added journaling.  This was the first time I made a gelli print right into my journal. I like pulling out just part of the designs.  Its a fun way to tackle a page when you don't know what to do with the background.

I worked on this page in a similar way only with rectangles.  Then on the painted out parts I added maps pieces. I used distress stain to color the maps a little.  Then drew the hand and some words about community.  I did it in 21 Secrets class that was really fun.

This page has oil pastels in the rectangles and scraps of gelli printed papers adde on top and in  other spots. There were several layers of color in the oil pastel areas which I then scratched through with a pointy tool. That was fun as it exposed other colors.

This one was a spray ink page background.  I drew the face on top with marker and then used sennelier oil pastels on the face.  She definitely is a purple lady.  This one is for you Janet.

This on is a take off on the idea of a tree ring.  I saw this on the net somewhere just don't remember where.  It was fun to do but the next time I might plan out what I am gong to write before I begin.

Linking to Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Every Day.


  1. Beautiful journal pages. Journaling every day is a commitment. I think you are doing beautifully!

  2. You've had a busy week of journaling! Your pages are wonderful. I especially like the second one with the hand. Striking. Happy PPF!

  3. I love the color you use, amazing! Happy PPF!

  4. wow.. a busy journaling week Kate and I think each single page is ART!
    Happy PPF!

  5. Lots of fascinating pages Kate, you have been busy. Happy PPF, Annette x

  6. Wow I love the new vibrant's so happy!! Good job...the geli prints are so cool....They don't sell them in Canada and I want one so bad! Happy Birthday I wished you that on facebook.just missed it..when the clock was at exactly 12!! Hope it was a good one!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. There are some really great ideas on these pages, and i love how colourful they are. Great work!

  8. Really pretty pages. I like the greens and how they move.

  9. wonderfully vibrant pages Kate!

  10. Such wonderful and colorful journal pages. I need to be more regularly working in a journal - I'm very sporadic!

  11. Thanks for doing the purple lady!! Everything in this post is so creative and so interesting. I'm going to get out my gelli plate and do some prints after seeing what you did with yours. You always inspire me.

    And Happy Birthday a little bit late!

  12. Very colourful pages Kate. Love the tree ring.

    Oh and a Very Happy Birthday!!!

    Annabelle : )


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