I love paper. I love to pick up old books and smell the pages. These are the two old books that I own.
Whilst in Berlin in July 2013 I popped into a store looking for pens and found these beautiful sheets of paper and swooned and sighed - we have nothing like this in Perth, Australia - I wanted to buy one of each for my collection.
When I first started creating my mixed media girls a few years ago I fell in love with scrapbooking paper. Those 12 inch square sheets are beautiful works of art. I have a large boxful of yummy goodness - some I can't use because they are simply too pretty and were bought because I just had to have that beauty in my house. When I go to the local scrapbooking supplies shop I just lose track of time when I'm in there - looking and touching the textured sheets. Here are a few...
These days I use my gelli plate to create my own original papers to use for my mixed media girls clothes/hair/hats. I use whatever paper I can find on the gelli plate - old map books, old dictionaries and books, greaseproof/deli and tissue paper as well as cardstock and art journal paper. It would be awesome to see some of my gelli prints turned into scrapbooking paper or large sheets of paper.
I loved paper and gelli printing so much that I created the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts FaceBook group to meet others who feel the same way.
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