high flow paints

high flow paints

I wanted to try some paints I'd heard about that would be good to use with the gelli plate, because they were a bit slower to dry than regular acrylic paints. But before I started playing with my Gelli Plate with them, I tried them out in my very small moleskine journal. The new paints I ordered are Golden High Flow Acrylics . . . 

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Gelli Plate Play - week 16 of The Documented Life Project

Gelli Plate Play - week 16 of The Documented Life Project

I started with a little Gelli Plate play. I really like using the Gelli Plate, but I have not worked with it enough to feel really comfortable with it yet. So I just set out to play, a trick that works well for me. I used a small 3" x 5" Gelli plate and a lovely circle one . . . 

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DLP week 9: 5 Layers

DLP week 9: 5 Layers
  • Week 9 of the Documented Life Project 
  • February Theme: Layers You Will Love!
  • Art Challenge: Using at Least Five Layers
  • Journal Prompt: Give Me a High Five 

I really like the direct approach of this prompt to create with at least 5 layers. For me, it felt like a "what if" kind of approach I tend to use a lot . . . at least that's what I turned it into! I found myself thinking, what if I used THIS as a layer first, then put THAT over it next? Here's what happened...

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Art Journal Every Day (only when you can!)

Art Journal Every Day (only when you can!)

"I have some awesomely good news for you: you don't actually have to art journal every day to be a part of Art Journal Every Day. So if you're up for a little bit of "you" time every day (or every other day, or simply when you can) I hope you'll join us for Art Journal Every Day this year." Julie Balzer . . . 

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