Glorious mess – art journal

Cili in papers art journal mess maya isaksson

I'm up at the CiLi in Papers blog for my bi-weekly mixed media project. This time I brought out the Gelli printing plate for some mono printing. I have only used it once before with not very awesome results but this time I was more happy with the results. The differece being I picked a few colors for all the printing, just some random acrylics of different brands I had in my stash. Less colors=less chance of a muddy mess. I also used more color on the plate so it didn't have time to dry. The third thing I changed was the paper. Last time I used regular printing paper and I wasn't very happy with it. I saw a video where someone used the backside of old one sided scrapbook papers and I had some of those from ages ago that had no sentimental value at all. I used them and I think the results was better this time. I didn't use many masks since the paper was thicker and didn't really show the intricate details of the masks as much as I wanted. But I still love how a few of the papers turned out.  I made this Art Journal page with one of the sheets. It was a bit dark so I gessoed over the middle and saved the prettier outside parts. 
Cili in papers art journal mess maya isaksson

I really love the texture from layering prints this way. The second and third print is always very pretty.
Cili in papers art journal mess maya isaksson

Here are some of the different results I got. I love that pink one in the middle and the green-ish ones. Very fun! I hope you got inspired to do some mono printing! See you in an hour or two for my second post today, this time for WOW! I hope you'll be back then <3 

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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