Creating Collage Pages with Gelli Arts® Gel Prints by Lou Sims

Hi everyone, Lou Sims here.

One of the things I adore doing, which helps me chill or zone out, is create collage pieces whether in my art journals or as cards. I’m not sure if I am like you and have many created backgrounds that I love to look at but never seem to use. With this in mind I choose a selection of co-ordinated colour backgrounds and one extra as a contrast to create some quick, layered collage pages.

I began by chopping up my backgrounds in to smaller pieces and used them as my starting point for my art journal pages.

Next I added some extra collage pieces to break up the backgrounds and add another layer. 

To tie everything in, I used similar paint colours with my Gelli Arts® Multi Stencil and added a few decorative pieces.

Using my smaller 3” x 5” Gelli Arts® gel printing plate with a mix of white & gold paint, I added some additional panels to centre of each page to help “knock back” some of my layers and soften the overall design.

Afterwards, I added left over stickers and rub-ons to my pages to hide some of the harsh lines from all the angular layers I had placed.

Finally I added my sentiment stickers.

As I said earlier, I love creating collage layers upon layers but never really having a plan in my head other than choosing my printed backgrounds. In essence, going with the flow & see what happens next.

Here are some close ups of my finished pages.

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