Gelli Printing

Gelli Print Image Transfer and Background

I didn’t know that gelli printing can be so much fun until I tried it. The hardest part for me was the image transfer from a magazine. I made a lot of errors. I watched a video about it and the techniques was to use a small amount of acrylic paint and do not press the image too long on the gelli plate. Tried it and it worked. I will be doing a lot more gelli printing and will post them soon.

Journal · Mixed media

Handmade Junk Journal

My very first junk journal. Did a lot of stitching to each page to add interest. There are three signatures and I stitched them to the spine instead of using glue or double-sided tape. Tried double-sided tape before but when the weather gets too cold, the tape came off and everything fell apart. I also used fabric for the cover. I’ve seen a lot of crafters using double-sided tape to put pages together or even for binding and it works for them. But when I tried using tape it doesn’t work and it’s not strong enough to hold everything together. So I am still searching for best glue or tape for bookbinding because I want to try to create a journal that I don’t have to do any stitching.

Cards · Mixed media

Halloween Trading Cards

Happy Halloween everyone! These are so much fun to create. I joined the group willowing and friends on Facebook and they do ATC swap every month. This is my third swap and I am enjoying it because I get to see the works of other crafters and of course checking the mailbox becomes more fun. 😃 If you want to join in the fun check out willowing and friends.

Mixed media

Wall Decor from Puzzle Pieces

This wall decor is from my kid’s puzzle pieces. The same ones that I used for the magnets. I used scrapbook paper to cover both sides and did some stamping and added distress inks. I also used antique bronze chain to connect each piece and at the end added some paper beads and charms. The height is 16 ½ inches and the squares are 2 x 2 inches. I am so proud of this one because I didn’t thought that I can create something like this from a puzzle piece that I almost throw away. It’s very beautiful in person. I added it to my Etsy shop and available for purchase. The piece is very light and you can hang it anywhere and it’s also a great gift for your friends or love ones especially for Christmas.

Mixed media

Mixed Media Magnets + Glossy Accent

Created these mixed media magnets using my kid’s puzzle pieces from their barbie toy. I was going to throw them away but decided to altered them. I added glossy accent from Ranger on top to add glossy finished and to protect the art. They turned out nice and added them on my Etsy shop. I think these are great for giveaways, gift for a friend or just display them on your refridgerator for daily inspirations.