Sunday 15 January 2017

Silver and gold journal page

I love my much! Just had to say......

So, after spending a happy hour creating lots more pages of gelli prints, I had a quiet word with myself. Whilst I do love creating and then, sitting and admiring all the prints and then usually using a fair few of them. I did think, what I really need to do is have a gelliprint background in my journal. Wouldn't that be so nice, to turn over a new page in my dylusions journal and find some colour already there, instead of a blank page!
Well, that got me thinking...I found some good quality thick paper, torn out from my daughter's unfinished art book from last year (oops, naughty mummy, well at least I'm saving those blank pages!) - I thought, what if I make my own journal, with a few pages dedicated for arty stuff each month - not too onerous, plus I can pre gelli print them (love that) and then sometimes take inspiration from some challenge themes. It's enough to keep me busy but not too much!
I will have the year to find out how to bind them - now that will be challenge!

Anyway, this is a page out of my new journal - love that it is still only a piece of paper, it's so much easier working on one sheet of paper instead of in a book I find!
So this is tying in a gold and silver theme they have going on over at the That's Crafty blog, plus it's still only January and 'the possibilities' of creating anything this year 'are endless'!!

I doodled the quote and painted inside the letters with my gold Dina Wakley Media paint, love this! Plus I love the January stencil with silver paint dabbed onto a black background turned out.

Challenges entered:

Thanks for visiting, Rachel


  1. This is so beautiful Rachel!
    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

  2. Nooo not naughty, clever Mum for saving the paper :D Love your journal pages and definitely love that sentiment!! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge

  3. Beautiful Journal page, lovely colours

    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge

    Jools x

  4. Love Dinas metallic range too! Great pages Rachel. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

  5. the metallics and the gelli print background. If you haven't discovered her already you've got to check out Birgit Koopsen's gelli plate videos on YouTube (somethime on the gelli arts account too). LOVE her. I was so inspired by one of her videos that I copied her gelli print journal. I love to work in it. It's super flat and pretty to leaf through before you even really journal in it. Just a thought. :) And now that I've written a novel on your post (ha ha!) I need to add a thanks for joining our Stampotique Designers blog challenge. ;)

    1. Thank you so much for your recommendations - I'm always up for a bit of utube watching with a cup of tea, I especially loved watching the wooden block get covered with different materials so it became a texture block for the gelli print - whole new world! So pleased to hear from you, I popped over to your blog (had never come across your work before)and it is full of beautiful, stunning art. Always love a new blog to follow!

  6. Lovely journal page with a great depth of color and texture.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  7. I have yet to enter the realm of geli plates. However, you have created something really lovely here! Thanks for playing along with Stampotique!

  8. Gorgeous journal pages. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  9. cool gelli print/ art journal! Thank you for joining us in the Stampotique Designers Challenge!!