2021 Topic 15: Journaling Gratitude
If you are a fan of gel plate printing you will know how easy (and quickly) you can accumulate many different sheets of prints, parts of which might be beautiful and amazing and the rest of the sheet quite dismal. There's always that chance of pulling another beauty so you just keep going.
I chose some colours which I thought might go together, along with some small pieces of old text paper which had been coloured with Infusions and a bit of stencilling.
Once I had a bit of an idea about colours and placement I chose my Vintage Ink & The Dog stamp sets. Each of these sets has text and number stamps which work well on the printed papers.
Once everything gets stuck down it starts to look a bit more organised but still very basic.
Another means of knocking back the papers and tying everything together is to use a stencil and texture paste. I like to keep the stencilling open but with a definite shape which can be seen. Over-stamping with the same stamps using second and third generation stamping also ties the individual layers together and knocks those papers further back!
I am not a great fan of my own handwriting but I am a great fan of Alison's wonderful quotes.
I have used more of the Sage on this page but I love how the blue pops around the outside edge.