This year I made some gelli jump start journals inspired by Patti Tolley Parrish. She made her debut in the November edition of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and kindly made a series of youtube videos to go along with it to show how they are made, so I had a go. They have been given as Christmas presents this year.
I included a tag in with each one with an explanation on the back.
And this is how it read.
Each journal has 3 signatures and each signature has 5 double sided pages.
As you can see some pages have lots of colour.
Some pages have lots of white space.
The idea being that you use them as a journal, but aren't faced with a blank white page.
A bit of something to get you started.
You could either doodle in the whites space or
gesso over the page and add your own background.
The pages make great starting points.
Close up of the beading after binding in the signatures. The covers are gelli printed onto cotton fabric.
I hand stamped some tissue paper to make my own Christmas paper to wrap the journals in.