Friday, 7 June 2019

Dreamer of Dreams

I have been experimenting with my Gelli Plate and have had tremendous fun with tissue paper!


Which just happens to coincide with our new challenge at A Vintage Journey where the wonderfully creative Astrid is challenging us to use tissue paper in our projects this month.

There are so many different ways you can incorporate tissue paper into your project - create texture by scrunching it up, stain it, paint it, wax it, stamp on it, emboss on it. You could use cheap 
tissue from the supermarket, recycle gift wrapping tissue, or even use old dressmaking patterns.

Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, 
art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

My fellow Creative Guides have created some amazing projects with their
 tissue paper so do hop on over to see them all. Just click the link HERE.


I was very pleased with the final effect of the painted tissue 
and the masking effect.


As a result I kept the decoration to a minimum.


These were the supplies I was working with - I did try with some supermarket tissue but it disintegrated. The Tim Holtz tissue is slightly thicker and held up well to the paint.


Before I layered the paint on to the Gelli Plate I used these die cuts to create a silhouette. This was the first "pull" from the plate and it picked up just about all the paint.


As  you can see it dried alot lighter.


I used a large text stamp on the cardstock under the tissue paper.
I love how this shows through all the tissue in varying degrees.


My quote was also stamped on tissue and adhered to the page with multi medium.
I thought this would be safer than stamping direct and I always love how the tissue just disappears into the background.


This was certainly great fun and I shall certainly be having another go!

Thank you Astrid for a great challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Jennie x

16 comments:

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your pages Jennie. The colors are perfect for the theme, so soft and warm. Hugs, S@ndy

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow Jennie great job of gelli plate masking on this, beautiful page! xoxo

Astrid Maclean said...

This is so brilliant Jennie, and the background just looks fantastic!! The minimal additions are perfectly placed to enhance it, such a soft and serene spread,- love it!!
Thanks so much for playing in the challenge!

Annie said...

I totally agree with Astrid the effects you have created look amazing x
Love it Jennie x

Huge hugs
Astrid xx

Annie said...

Sorry Jennie I wrote Astrid instead of Annie xxx Senior moment xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what beautiful journal pages! The gelli plate tissue paper technique that you used looks amazing and the background has such a softness to it - so magical 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! Jo x

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful results you achieved with your paints and tissue with the Gelli plate Jennie - I really must play with mine more - I have not had great success the few times I've tried. Your pages are so pretty with the blue and white, the lovely sentiment and ephemera along the bottom! xx

Redanne said...

What a great technique Jennie, the result is fantastic! The blue and white combo is so restful to the eye. I am definitely going to try this with the TH tissue as I too found standard tissue just doesn't work. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Love your tissue Gelli prints - the colours are so pretty, the masked flower images work beautifully, and the text seeping through from the background adds gorgeous extra detail. Such an exquisite page spread.
Alison x

Margaret said...

Beautiful pages! The floral silhouettes look amazing with the gorgeous colors! I have several pieces of tissue-like paper that separated some page protectors just waiting in my stash. You've given me some wonderful inspiration!

sarascloset said...

What a great technique with amazing and beautiful results! I love how you've used the wildflower stems as a mask and added the gorgeous script stamping under your tissue panel. Such lovely pages, Jennie! Hugs!

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful effect! Love this idea and the final result. The silhouettes and under text script are just perfect to accentuate the printed tissue. Great job Jennie xx

toni said...

Oooooo! This is so lovely Jennie. The gel printed tissue over the stamped text gives such a delicate look. It really is quite dreamy! Thank you also Jenny for the warm welcome you have given me. It's really lovely being a Creative Guide ! Toni xx

Barbara said...

So delicat! your journal pages are absolutely amazing, love so much the shades of light blue you used! Great project! barbara

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What beautiful journal pages, Jennie! I love the technique and how you've used the wildflower stems as a mask.
Hugs, Ann xx

A Pink said...

Beautiful Journal pages , Jennie and love the effects you have achieved with your gelli plate and tissue paper.
The white silhouette flowers add a wonderful sense of light to your pages which you have complimented and enhanced with your minimal decoration .

Hugs
Amanda x