Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Week Four Gelli Print Journal Page: Lady of Shalot

In this post, I'm playing catch-up.  We had a family reunion over the July 4th weekend so I was away from my craft room for a week. Then I took a trip to visit a cousin who had a stroke.

I'm remaining consistent with my attempts to learn the Gelli Plate, using the color prompts each week from Summer of Color5.  Also continuing the 8x8" journal page format.

For Week 4, Kristin challenged us to use 2 reds and a metallic as seen on her blog HERE.  I immediately thought of something regal looking (such as velvet drapes) and a gold crown.

My three prints:


You'll note the brick red on the left has a totally different hue than when I placed the bright red on top of it (top middle) or when I mixed the two together (center front).  The center front actually started out as my "sop up" page but quickly became the journal page choice for my concept.  It reminded me of drapes parting to reveal a spotlight on a crown.   The metallic gold has a tremendous shimmer which was hard to capture on this very gloomy day.

Here is one of the prints used as a journal page:



Materials Used:
Gelli Plate and Brayer
8x8 heavy paper
Plaid Apple Barrel Bright Red acrylic paint
Hand Maid Modern satin acrylic paint;  Brick, metallic 20K Gold (found at Target)
rubber shelf liner to leave imprint on Gelli Plate
STAMPlorations ARTplorations Foiled and Foiled Again stencils
image is Lady of Shalot from Gecko Galz Fair Maidens digital collage sheet
Crown rubber stamp--no brand name on wood block;
Dew Drop Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad
Ranger Super Find Detail Gold embossing powder
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Art Fit For a Queen she didn't ask to be Queen, but the crown was a perfect fit
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations die: Ornate Crosses
DCWV metallic mat paper covered with 20K Gold paint

When I went outside to take a photo of my page, the sun was peeking out from the clouds, and the camera took this image:


I love how the sun shines on Lady of Shalot and the crown and cross and how the shadows play with the stencilled background.  The scene was just as I pictured it in my head when I looked at the original Gelli print.

Entering this art journal page here:

Summer of Color5:  Week 4

Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group: July challenge-color red

ARTplorations July Mixed Media Challenge:  Use a stencil

6 comments:

butterfly said...

What stunning prints creating so much drama, perfect for the Lady of Shalot - fabulous!
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Helene
This is sensational with the most wonderful sense of drama.
Wishes
Lynne

Tanja said...

love your gelli plate prints - thanks for sharing your project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Becca Cruger said...

Oooooooo! Those are some pretty shimmery gelli prints and I love what you've done with this one. I also like that you had such a great experience photographing it. :) Art. It's pretty awesome, huh?

Micupoftea said...

Rich color- nice!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I love the sunny snapshot Helene; looks very dramatic in my eyes. I love the colors and beautiful composition on the whole. Such a fabulous creation. Thank you for entering STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Challenge. I hope to see your magnificent work this month Helene. Have a nice day and happy creating :)
Fondly,
Asmah
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