Friday, 10 October 2014

Gelli Printed Denim Journal Cover

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 10 - gelli printing onto denim.

Today I gelli printed onto some journal covers I made from an old denim skirt. There was just so much yummy denim there I had to use it and not give it away. You could use an old pair of jeans legs.

I used normal acrylic paints as that is what I had and I didn't want to spend any more money on paint and I know that paint doesn't wash out of my clothes, not that I was planning on washing the journal covers.

You can see the results above and close ups below.  The denim soaks up the paint so I had to be more generous on the plate. I may have got a better result using fabric paint or a fabric medium in the paint but I can still decorate them further.

First try - I used a flower stencil I made recently.

Second journal cover:

Third journal cover - I used a darker red paint...

Here's my journal that I made - there are weekly pages, pages for writing on and pages for arting/doodling on. A 3 in 1 Diary/Journal/Planner

Would you like more details on how I made this journal?  Please leave a comment below, if I get enough interest then I will get onto it straight away so you can get it ready for next year.

Next week I'm looking forward to the Gelli Print Blog Hop and I'm having a giveaway - very excited to create for it this weekend.

PS Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?

Then I would love you to join me at the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. This group is open to people who use a Gelli Arts Plate or who make their own gelatin plate.


  1. Yes, PLEASE.... Would LOVE to know how your journal was made!

    1. Hi, I've made that blogpost about the journal for you!

  2. Would love to see how you made those journals!

    I am still in the learning stages of gelli plates, love it so much!

    1. I have made that blogpost about the journals for you - hope it makes sense!


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