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Unread 08-07-2017, 06:15 AM   #1
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Smile Time to shift gears

Enough gelli printing for a while. it's time to put those prints to work in my card making and journal pages. In the coming weeks my focus will be on card construction to get in the holiday card making groove. I weeded out the keeper prints and tossed the practice messes. I know some would say "keep them and layer more paint, use stencils and add more texture to them", but it's only paper and there will be more prints.




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Unread 08-07-2017, 06:27 AM   #2
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Your gelli prints make beautiful backgrounds! Thanks for sharing.
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I love your attitude and your cards! I love gel printing!
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Oh how pretty!!!
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These look great! I agree, it's only paper and making something new can feel like much more fun than trying to rescue something you didn't like!
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Great pieces - love the 3D and ethereal effect.

I agree about tossing what you don't love. OTOH, using a viewfinder can unearth the most amazing little pieces from the ugliest gelli prints. Just cut a smallish square or rectangle in an index card or chipboard and move it above the print to visually isolate areas. Magic occurs.
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You could gelli in Christmas colors.

Those are great cards.


Maybe you could die cut bits out of the rejects. Balloons or flowers or just layering pieces for sentiment squares or whatever. Or strips.


In the end though I think it is great you are relaxed enough to toss them.
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I have a bunch of them folded in half but have I actually gotten around to binding them into journaling books? NOPE. They are sitting on a shelf all folded and organized ready to go. I've got plenty of excused why I haven't gotten around to it but in the end they are just that... excuses.



I do plan on doing some Christmas color prints, maybe I'll actually use those.
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I've been making notes, planning my designs, gathering supplies, choosing my palettes, and I cleaned up workstations for a fresh start. I don't know about you but once I'm in the production mode, I hate running out of tape, glue, etc... I just signed up for a couple holiday swaps to get me in the groove. I need to make cards for Fall/Winter birthdays, Halloween (my mum's birthday), Thanksgiving and Christmas... Last holiday season I was still making cards after Christmas. They were calendar cards that distributed to co-workers the first week of January, to wish them a Happy New Year, lol.
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I promise myself every year I'll get started on christmas cards early and am actually excited about using some of the holiday stencils that I've had for years but hardly used.

Now if I could just get DH occupied out out of my hair long enough to get my plate out and get messy...


Bohodiva have you been inspired since starting this thread to use some more of your prints?
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Not really, Youtube inspires me, lol. The more videos I watch, the more techniques I want to try.
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You tube can be a vicious cycle if you watch, want to try too many things and then get overwhelmed. Yep done that before
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