Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3

Welcome back to my artist blog space for another week. Week 3 of the Season of Happy already – where does the time go?

This week I have been working on a few pages using quite different styles. I felt like I had started to deviate from my usual minimalist style and thought I’d better touch base with it to see how it’s going. And yes, its still my favourite. Simple images and freehand scripting – so peaceful.

Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3
Materials: Magazine page (Celebrate magazine); black pen (uni-ball vision elite); gesso

I also worked on a few pages following Katie’s tutorial on Gelli Plate printing. I purchased my first gelli plate over Christmas and have been experimenting with it ever since. I love the variety in backgrounds that you get. I am yet to experiment with collage using prints, but I’m sure that it’s only a matter of time.

Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3
Materials: deli paper; acrylic paint (Jo Sonja’s in Titanium White, Paynes Grey, Brilliant Green and Aqua and DecoArt Dazzling Metalic in Teal); Stamp by Kaiserstamps, Bubblewrap for printing, Gelli Plate, glue stick.
Materials: deli paper, acrylic paint (Jo Sonja’s in black, cadmium red, titanium white); Letter Stamps from KMart, zig-zag stencil, home made circle stencil, glue stick, Gelli Plate.

One of the prompts from this week was based on street art or grafitti. The next two pages are my interpretation of that. Not traditional grafitti, but bright colours and random patterns, that is what I think of when I talk about grafitti.

Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3
Materials: Magazine page from Frankie Magazine or Peppermint Magazine – I can’t remember which), Souffle Gelly Roll pens, by Sakura.
Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3
Materials: Acrylic paint ( Chromacryl in Fluoro Pink and Fluoro Orange, Jo Sonjas in Titanium White), white pen (uni-ball Signo), Bubble wrap for printing, Gelli Plate, credit card for paint scraping.

The right hand side page here was an experiment using the Gelli Plate directly onto my journal. It worked in this instance, but hasn’t been so great in other attempts. If the journal is bulky it doesn’t print very well unfortunately. And that is the beauty of art journaling – it gives you the freedom to experiment and find out what works for you.

Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3

How has your arty week been? Have you been getting messy with paint? Or do you create with some other medium?

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3 thoughts on “Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3

  1. I think it’s great to have different styles & I love your minimalist flower page, so bright & happy! Gelli printing is definitely a happy process & your page certainly conveys that….I just need to practice more with mine. Have you ever made a video of any of your pages especially using your Gelli plate as I’d love to see your process?

    1. Hi Gill. I haven’t made videos yet, but I do have a process tutorial coming up in a few weeks on the Get Messy blog. I’m still considering the video tutorial option – it’s terrifying!

  2. My Gelli plate has arrived and I’ve been having fun with it. I love the freedom of just seeing how things turn out on the deli paper, it helps me to not worry about ruining a page in my art journal. Yours look wonderful and have given me some ideas. Thank you 🙂

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