Art Journaling with Gesso and Gelatos

Art Journaling with Gesso and GelatosHello, friends. This is the first page I made in my art journal after soaking in Donna Downey’s awesomeness last weekend. I took two of her classes and learned so much. I made this page with gelatos and gesso.

Additional photos and all the details are posted over on the Eclectic Paperie blog today.

Thanks for visiting!


ps – linking to Paper Issues open theme this week.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  3. Finally, an issue that I am passionate about. I have looked for information of this caliber for the last several hours. Your site is greatly appreciated.

  4. Hello.This post was really fascinating, particularly since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Wednesday.

  5. Fabulous use of stencils and also the use of tags and what an intense shade of blue (with those purple tones) you managed to achieve.
    Marjie, I would like to send you Seasons Wishes and hope you and your family have the most beautiful Christmas.
    Thank you for all your support and encouragement, it does mean so much.
    Eagerly await your artful creations in 2013.
    Lynne x

  6. I think this is a such a dramatic page. I like all the texture behind your message & the blues are surprisingly arresting (I usually find them calming!). Really lovely.

  7. Fabulous page!!!

  8. Wow! I love everything about this page!! I’m a dreamer (also at night) and I hope one day I’ll be able to capture the mood of it, just like you. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This is just fabulously gorgeous! I love all the blue.

  10. LOVE the colors! Just gorgeous, Marjie!

  11. A wonderful page, great texture and colors again. Wonder whether I need these gelatos, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. WOW!!! The texture here is amazing! The added tags for the letters, the squares, the color….all exceptional!!! I love this!

  13. Mmmm, yummy Marjie. I did a far simpler type of thing with blank playing cards but you’ve taken it to a whole other level with the layers of stencilling. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jenny x

  14. Ooh… looking forward to seeing how this came together – stunning colours and textures Marjie!
    Alison xx

  15. I left a comment for you on EP. Bottom line.. drop dead luscious!!!

  16. Dreamy!!! x

  17. I left a comment over at Eclectic Paperie Marjie – wonderful piece of work. Sorry I’ve been absent for a while, I’ve been ill again and just had to lay low – I’ve done very little crafting! On the mend now and feeling able to do more thankfully.
    I’m going to have a break over Christmas so in case I don’t see you blog for a while, I’d like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and good health and success in 2013.

  18. Gorgeous, Marjie! The colors are so rich! I especially like the textured lines in the background (from the gesso?)

  19. This is just wonderful, love every detail

  20. Love this! It’s very dreamy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Off to follow your links and read more details. . .

  21. But gelatos are to eat ?

  22. I just want to be a 5 year old and touch this- all that texture with the colors- such cool and breezy colors!

  23. Lovely layers, mini tags tucked in everywhere, nice stencil and lots of textured goodness. Sounds like a dream to me! xox

  24. This is beautiful. I followed your links. I did not know that gelatos came in anything but gold and silver (that is what our art shop carries)…I can’t wait to order these colors. thanks.

  25. Wowwwwwwwwww!! This is AMAZING!! I am LOVING all the tags!! Gorgeous!!!

  26. Lovely page, the blues give it a coooooooooool touch! Hugs, Valerie