This has been a big week in our house due to Tony’s deteriorating health, so I have spent part of today relaxing and catching up on #CreativeJumpStart21. This was the perfect way for me to wind down a bit after a rough night where we didn’t get a lot of sleep. (yes, we have a plan for making tonight better!)
Today’s artist for #cjs20 is Birgit Koopsen, whose wonderfully colourful gelli art tutorials I follow on YouTube. This project really appealed to me because I’m a gelli plate fan, so always looking for new ways to use my tools, and it didn’t disappoint. I’ll be using the process again and experimenting with the possibilities.
I love Birgit’s bright cheerful art so was excited to see her pop up as today’s artist. She made a tiny accordian book but, because I want to keep all of #cjs18 in my art journal I followed along on the page. I love the result and would use this idea for cardmaking.
Today’s video was with the fabulous Birgit Koopsen, whose work I love. I used her techniques to collage and paint the front cover of my Moleskin diary. I started with gelli printed tissue, then stencilled on the tissue with Tim Holtz and StencilGirl stencils, and stamped with a variety of older rubber stamps. I added a coat of gesso to the cover, then tore the tissue into pieces and adhered with gloss polymer. Once it was dry I used black and white Dina Wakley paint and my favourite StencilGirl stencils.
This was a fun project and I’m happy with the end result.