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Monday, June 8, 2015

Gelli Print Journal Page 2 - Wonderful

I'm having a great time working in my little Gelli® Print book.  We created this book and the gelli prnts in the Ustream on June 1, 2015.  If you missed the ustream, or just want to watch it again, I will link it up at the end of this post. 

This print was actually pulled on a piece of Kraft paper bag.  I just love how vibrant the acrylic paints look on the kraft paper.   So fun!  

I used one of the butterflies from the Ustream as a focal point on this spread.   Adding a little pink paint to the wings, helped give it contrast against the flowers.  There are LOTS of doodles on this spread too.   After I thought to use the butterfly, I decided to turn the circles into flowers as well.  Doodling spirals in the centers of the flowers helps to fill in the negative spaces of the giant centers. 

When you watch the video, you will see I had a few Uh OH moments. That's ok, and I think that this is really the environment for experimenting and finding out what you like or don't like. Embrace those moments, and make them work for you.   The title of this spread was taken from a Tim Holtz stamp set "Phrases 2" and really helps to reinforce this mindset. "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!"  I truly believe that!  Happiness is sometimes found on the other side of an UH OH ;) 

Here is a process of video of me completing this spread. 

Thanks for hanging out with me today, 



  • 8x10 Gelli Arts® Plate
  • Plaid  Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Various Colors, Kiwi, Yellow Fame, Pink Parfait, Jack O'Lantern, Bimini Blue. White, Black
  • Brayer
  • The Crafter's Workshop - Balzer Designs Chevron Stencil 12x12
  • String
  • Various Disposable Cups (in different sizes)
  • Die-Versions Whispers Background - Hexagons   
  • Die-Versions Whispers Background - Morocco
  • Die-Versions Whispers Background - Bubbles 
  • Cosmetic Sponge
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Stamp
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Pink Madder
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Cold Grey VI 235
  • Uni-ball Jetstream Bold 1.0 mm
  • White Geli Roll Pen
  • Kraft paper
  • Tim Holtz - Stamper's Anonymous - Ultimate Grunge Stamp 
  • Ranger Ink, Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz - Stamper's Anonymous - Phrases 2
  • Sharpie - White Fine Point Paint Pen


  1. Tonya, LOVED the uh oh moment and how it was "turned around for good!" I actually like it better!!! Love what you did with this whole book! I watched both segments and got lots of goodie out of it to try for myself! Thanks for sharing your crafty talent! Blessings :)

    1. Thank you so much Felicia. I can't wait to see what you create. Page 3 is loading now, should be up today.

  2. The butterfly is my favorite!

  3. i am getting so much from all your videos... can't wait to catch a livestream!

  4. Beautiful and love the quote - awesome words to live

  5. I like your pen and paint enhancement! Nice touches. :)


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