Hey, I’m back with another video on some gelli’ing. It’s now the end of the Gelli Print Party with Carolyn Dube, but I’m just loving the prints and making some cool art from them. Go check out Carolyn’s blog and see her videos, then check out her linkys to see what others are doing.
Now, check out my latest video.
In my last video, I took some of my favorite prints and made nice strips with them. Maybe bookmarks? Click picture for close up.
As much as I love my prints, what am I going to do with them all? I’m going to make a journal with them and give it away, that’s what. Yahoo!!!
First, let me be clear…. I am NOT, I repeat AM NOT a journal maker. So, I am just taking the pages and sewing them together. Nothing fancy. Make one signature, sew it to a cover and then they can be journaled on with backgrounds already for you. Thanks to my friend, Raine, for showing me how to do this a long time ago. She makes amazing journals. I don’t even know the name of the stitch I’m using, that’s how much of an non-journaler I am. In and out, that’s what it’s called.. the “in and out” stitch. No, not really. I kid, I kid.
So, here is the journal I stitched together. Simple, not fancy and ready for your mixed media fun and journaling, collaging or whatever you want to do with it. You could glue a blank page to an inside page and journal on that OR paint some squares of lighter paint to write on. So many ideas.
I gathered all the Gelli papers together and ripped them down to size with a metal ruler and just pulling strips off so they would have torn edges. A few pages are smaller than the others, just for fun. Then I made a cover page and coated with Liquid Laminate (love that stuff) to seal. I made 3 holes in the binder and used wax thread and an upholstry needle to sew all the pages together. Again, in one hole, out the other until I used up the thread and the pages were nice and snug. Strung some fabric beads I had made on the binder edge and added one of my “buttons n’bellishments” to the cover. If you want to learn how to make one of these embellishements, take a look at my online class and join us.
I hope you enjoyed our party. Thank you, Carolyn, for a great Gelli Print Party!!!
If you want to win this Gelli Journal, leave me a comment here and then if you have a Facebook page, like and share my post there. I’ll pick a winner this Friday, 1/11.
Thank you for stopping by, as always. I love to hearing from you.