Gel Printed Pocket Art Journal with Gelli Arts® Printing Plates

Hi
there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!

It’s
Birgit here today and I am sharing with you how you can create a little pocket
art journal from a piece of accordion folded cardstock in a few steps.

Start
with folding a piece of cardstock into an accordion. Any size you like will
work.

Cover
one side of the cardstock accordion with gel prints. I started with a ghost
print.

Apply
some acrylic paint to the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate and place a stencil on
top. Use a sheet of printer paper to remove most of the paint around the
stencil.

Use a
brayer to apply acrylic paint to a stamp and stamp on top of the stenciled
image.

Let
the paint dry well.

Then
apply a new, thin layer of paint and pull the print on the accordion folded
cardstock.

For
my second print I used the Magazine Paper Resist technique. If you want more
detailed instruction on this you can watch my video here or go to the blog post
here!

Apply
a thin layer of acrylic paint to the plate and layer a magazine print on top.

Rub
firmly until enough paint has been removed from the plate and you like the
left over image.

Let
the paint dry well. Then apply a new, thin layer of acrylic paint and pull the
print, next to the previous print on the accordion folded cardstock.

Next
to this print I did another ghost print and then another magazine print.

To
create the book apply double sided tape next to every other fold on the reverse
side of the accordion and also at the bottom. Then fold the book together.

I
printed some tags and slipped them into the pockets.

To
cover the spine I applied a strip of washi tape and finally I added some string
to the tags.

Now
my little gel printed pocket art journal is ready and I can start journaling on
these fun colorful pages!

I
hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Happy
printing!

Birgit

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4 thoughts on “Gel Printed Pocket Art Journal with Gelli Arts® Printing Plates”

  1. OMG! The magazine resist was awesome! I can't wait to try this! Super cute little art journal too Birgit, thanks for sharing your art!

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