How to Transfer Photos and Texts to a Gelli Print? 2 Methods

How to Transfer Photos and Texts to a Gelli Print?

In my personal challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily for 365 days, I am focusing on one aspect a month. More or less. It’s not written in stone, of course.

The month before, I primarily worked on art journaling, using illustrations and text. February 2023 was dedicated to transferring pictures to the Gelli prints.

I used several methods. The main difference was either Gelli printing or using the copy machine on tissue paper.

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A Creative Approach to Add Text to an Art Journal, 7 Tips

A Creative Approach to Add Text to an Art Journal, 7 Tips

An art journal can be created in 2 ways. The focus can be on images with added text. Or the focus can be on texts to which images are added.

That depends on your own preferences. Are you primarily visual or are you mostly text-oriented?

If you’re going to add text to an art journal, it’s a good idea to try both methods. As an artist, we sometimes have to step out of our comfort zone and challenge our personal preferences to take leaps forward.

In this article, I describe a number of ways to display text, but also to create text.

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Creating Unique Text in an Art Journal and my Pages of January 2023

Creating Unique Text in an Art Journal and my Pages of January 2023

My personal challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily for 365 days, is almost halfway.

This month I focused on the combination of text and image. As I describe in another article, you can make text in many ways.

In some cases, very few tools are needed, whereas, in others, a bit more effort is required.

Either way, just as making images unleashes a lot of creativity, so does making texts. 🙂

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Daily Art Journaling in December 2022

Daily Art Journaling in December 2022

I gave myself a challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily. For half the month I was ill (Covid, grrr). I did make collages some days, but on other days I had to skip.

Inspired by a friend who followed a course in art journaling, I too put some first steps on that path.

The main difference with the November collages is the text and the date stamp I added.

It’s great to see the art journal pages of others to get inspired. Look at my Instagram account and click the hashtag #artjournal or #artjournaling. (In the first comment of my posts).

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My Gelli Prints and Collages in November 2022

My Gelli Prints and Collages in November 2022

I gave myself a challenge, an assignment to make a collage daily. Gelli printing made me really enthusiastic, so in November I was totally committed to making Gelli prints.

So much so, that I made a separate article about the process and the discoveries of my experiments that you can read here:

What is Gelli Printing and What Makes it so Amazingly Easy?

It’s great to see the Gelli prints of others to get inspired. Have a look at my Instagram account and click the hashtag #gelliplate or #gelliprint. (In the first comment of my posts).

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What is Gelli Printing and What Makes it so Amazingly Easy?

What is Gelli Printing and What Makes it so Amazingly Easy?

Gelli printing is a form of monoprinting. Each piece of work is unique and usually depends largely on chance.

A Gelli print can be created in different ways. In this article, I describe a number of pure Gelli printing methods and combinations with other techniques.

It is great fun to experiment with this technique. For me, that is the biggest charm of Gelli printing. For starting hobbyists, the advantage is that the learning curve is really low.

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A Personal Challenge: Making a Daily Collage while Traveling

A Personal Challenge: Making a Daily Collage while Traveling

Even if you give yourself the assignment to make a collage for 365 days, it can be difficult to keep up. Especially when you travel.

On the other hand, it is very satisfying to find ways to do so.

In October we were still on the road for 2 weeks. Making a daily collage from paper and glue was out of the question, which I solved by making photo collages in Canva or using the Hipstamatic app.

In addition, I made assemblages from materials I encountered along the way.

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