Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Fun Friday with Pam

This is a finished journal page based on a prompt from 'The Paper Traders' group I belong to. We are working on a  year long journal project. We create based on a monthly prompt.
This months prompt is to use a Gelli print as the background and the number 8. For a little light reading check out 'My' reason to buy a real Gelli plate HERE
 This is the Gelli I started with. I did a quick background using purple, yellow, red, and pink craft paint. I daubed it on the plate, added some water and brayered it carefully. Because it is part of my journal book. I had to lay it carefully over the inked plate and then press. I moved it around and brayered the edges to get a  complete cover.
 Then dried it with the heat gun.
It was too heavy on the orange shades, so I daubed brown and black then grabbed some texture making bits. {the inside of a turtles chocolate box, separated, and a pear Styrofoam piece.
Brayer the ink on your craft mat, then brayer it onto the texture bits.
I just kept inking and brayering until I was satisfied with the background. It took me longer to clean up the paints than it did to make this background. Fast and colorful.
 This is how it looked before I decorated it with my journaling and other bits. I really wanted to add some autumn leaves, but couldn't find any I liked in the stash. that's how the fairy ended up on it. She was a test I did on a scrap of photo paper. Just a swipe of orange ink and she matched the rest of the page.

LOL



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