Thursday, October 13, 2016

How To Use a Gelli Plate to Create an Art Journal Spread - Creative Team Thursday with Marit Barentsen

Goodmorning y'all, Marit here for Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team. It's my turn to show you a project using Jessica's stencils & stamps and wowzah, aren't they fabulous?!

If you know me and my art, you probably know I am first and foremost an art journaler. I bind my own journals and I generally have six or seven different journals going, in which I alternately create. Sometimes I neglect one (or more) journals for some time, so it can take years to finish a journal. However, there is one art journal that appears on my desk weekly: the "Chronicles." This art journal serves as a diary, and I create a spread in it every week.

I started my 'Chronicles' in 2010 and over the years, many asked me to show how I build up the pages. Well... today is your lucky day 'cause I finally set up a video camera above my desk and filmed the whole process. I started with creating monoprints on a gelli plate, using Jessica Sporn's stencils and a stamp, and I used those monoprints as a background on which I created my weekly spread. Enjoy!

You can also watch Gelli Printed Art Journal Spread on YouTube.

Here's the finished spread. 
The stencils I used are:

Squares & Circles
Judy's Trees

The Stamp I used is: 

(Build a Villa) Fonion Dome


P.S. Did you see Jessica Sporn Designs' brand NEW Halloween stencil?! It is perfect for your spooktacular, Halloween card making, home and party decor, as well as your art journal and mixed media projects! 

Have fun creating.
Love from the Netherlands,

Marit Barentsen is a passionate art journaler, mixed media artist, art instructor and creative writer from the Netherlands. Marit inherited a passion for words from her mother, who is a writer. Her father taught her to not only “look “ but also “see.”  That combination led Marit to become an art teacher and her art always showed images and words. After art school, she worked as a graphic designer. Years later, she re-discovered the  combination of words and images in art journaling and her art took flight.  Marit's art has been published in various magazines and art books. Find Marit on her websiteFacebook page, and  blog.

THANK YOU MARIT for an awesome post! 

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  1. Amazing work and tutorial Marit !!!

  2. What an awesome tutorial Marit! I love seeing how our journal spread came together. And the mono prints are fantastic!

  3. Love the monoprints. Great use of the stencil!!

  4. Beautiful!!! This is such a fun page full of energy and color, love it!! xo

  5. It's wonderful to see you build your page, Marit! You've awakened something in my creative brain:) Thanks for sharing!

    Xx Michelle

  6. I adore this page Marit! and it's so much fun to watch the process! I left you a comment on the youtube page too. So inspiring!


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