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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mixed Media Mayhem - Where Next?

Today's journal entry presents a long standing dilemma - Where next?  It’s a question my friends always ask when I come home from an adventure.  Like everything else, there is no long range plan. Something pops up and it becomes a destination. I have not been to Sub-Saharan Africa so this page is a possible answer to the dilemma.  

What’s more fun than a bunch of new tools to try.  An entire book of textured wallpaper with shapes ideal for Gelli printing and a new assortment of stencils gave me stimulus overload. Focus, focus, I chose the circles and ovals for positive and negative printing with Pebeo Studio Acrylics Iridescent Orange.  

Once the Gelii plate is on full speed, I can’t stop so I made a lot of prints on deli paper that I could use for collage.  Some of the deli paper became the translucent circles that I glued on top of my original prints.  

I loved my background and left it unadorned for weeks.  

When my Grand Circle Travel brochure came, I found the images and message I needed.  I fussy-cut the animals and strung together the message.  

The final touch was an old gelli printed mask of a giraffe I had used in one of my classes.  


  1. Wonderful collage Linda...the animals
    work so well with your background!

  2. This is so eye catching how it turned out. Deli paper ! I have got to get me some of that. I use a lot of tissue paper, but I don't think it would be good for gelli printing (gelli plate is on my birthday wishlist)

  3. Wonderful journal page. Love the colours and patterns in the background, and the African motives. Thanks for linking to Art Journal Journey! Valerie

  4. Love the spread Linda, and the deep meaning behind it also!

  5. Wow great background texture and very nice collage.

  6. What grand colors to use for such majestic animals! Oh I can't wait till you embark on your next adventure- only to long to hear what it was like!! Another fabulous spread Linda!!

  7. A really fun page! Love the gelli prints! Have fun on your next adventure!

  8. Thank you for taking us on an adventure with your beautiful and colorful pages!

  9. So beautiful, I love all the layers. Very inspiring!