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Friday, October 10, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - She Walks in Beauty

I was so excited to see the sparkly iridescent effects from Pebeo acrylics...had to order them right away on Amazon Prime for instant gratification.  Used them to print a background then the decision- what next?  I had been cutting out profiles and making foam stamps from images in People Magazine.  I embellished the stamps with marks to give texture and delineation and used a stencil and Gelli plate to add the features and scrolls.  When I was finished I saw night and beauty and recalled the poem I had recited in 10th grade poetry reading-- by Lord Byron

"SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

   I don't really love this journal spread, but I wanted to share these paints.  They are delightful on the Gelli plate.


  1. I like that Pebeo paints, I think I will also give them a try :-)

    1. they dry fast but the color are splendid

  2. What a great way to use the gelli plate. I really like these two pages, something quite different.

  3. wow.. great effects with this paint-
    Fab use of the Gelli Plate as well!
    I enjoyed to hear that you were in the Waldviertel in 1968...
    and smiled as I read you have had some plum brandy ...lol!
    Have a great new week!

  4. Wonderful journal pages! Valerie

  5. Your pages look great and very original!