Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Gelli Printing 1

Last week I showed some examples of what I had done with my new Gelli Printer. I have now decided to do something with these 8 sheets of colour and patterns the first being with this one:

Last year I took a year long course called Life Book 2013 by Tamara LaPorte. Unfortunately, I just didn't have time to make use of it, and only ended up downloading about 8 classes and videos from the entire 50. Anyway, I have just recently been watching one of the videos and was inspired to do a page. The design concept of a girl in a boat with waves is Tamara's, however I used different mediums and have a totally different look. Mine is far more contrived than Tamara's free-flowing, luscious page, but this is my first attempt at something other than scrapbook related.
This is what I created:

 I added some Dylusion Inks and Distress Stains. The waves were cut with my Silhouette and misted. The little diamonds were left over from a Silhouette cut I had done. The partial sun was left over from an earlier layout. I drew and coloured the boat, flag and girl. Using Dylusions stamps I inked then cut around the shape before adding it to the side of the page. I didn't want to add too much to the background because I didn't want to cover the gelli printing I had done. However, in hindsight, I think it would have been better to have added more.

As a result of wanting to add more, I decided to also do a digital page:

I used additional brushes on the background and elements mainly from Tangie Baxter and Nancie Rowe Janitz. The 'life is today' is from Ali Edwards. I worked on PSE7.
It was super fun to do.
If anyone is new to Photoshop, or thinking about it, I would highly recommend classes from Jessica Sprague, I learnt so much from her.

Also, if anyone is interested, I have compiled a folder of the above digital print. In it, there are 2, 3"x4" versions of the picture - one with and one without the 'Life is Today - Live it' (great for Project Life) and 2, 8.5" x 11" versions. As well as an 8.5" x 11" of the original gelli printed paper that you can print on your printer and use as a starting point for your own work. Because I have made them at full resolution for printing, they are large files, so I have added a link here for you to be able to access them. The best way I found is to do it via Dropbox. You don't need to sign up to view and download the files.

Here is the link:


I have also added the link within the text above.

Once you get to the link, the page will show you 5 different images. You can click on each image to view in full and to have the option to download - great if you just want to download 1 file. The file name includes the size of the print which you will be able to see when clicking on the image (file name is bottom left of the page).
If you would like to download all the 5 prints, then you can click on the little square with 3 round circles at the top-right of the linked page and it will give you the option to download as a zip file.

Sorry for such a wordy post. Quite unlike me, but I wanted to try something different.

Any questions or comments about any aspect of this post, I'd be happy to receive and answer. Please let me know if there are any problems with the link.

Thank you for joining me today.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhh my GOODNESS!!! These are gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that Princess and the boat!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow! You are such a creative soul:):) Looove the boat one, & also the journal page is AMAZING...I have Photo Shop...the basic one & only 'play around the edges'...one day I will have TIME to really work out what it can do. I hope!!!! That's very generous of you to share like this:):)

  3. Really, really amazing! Both of them...love the swirling waves!


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