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« on: August 04, 2017 05:46:22 AM »



I've been doing a lot of gelli printing and painting on random papers lately, which is really addictive. And because it's so addictive, my stack of papers has been getting quite high and really needed to be used somewhere. I came across a $4 dollar paper mache heart at Michaels last weekend and realized it was the answer to my problem!



Using a 1" circle punch (honestly, that thing is the best craft investment I have ever made -- I use it a LOT), I went to town on my papers, selecting different colors for the look I was going for.



Then, using some gel medium and starting at the bottom of the heart, I began to adhere circles in sort of a fish scale pattern. I decided I wanted a rainbow look, so I went through the colors accordingly and punched extra circles when I needed them.


Here's a look at a few of the papers I was playing with for this project.




After I adhered my circles, I went over the entire heart again with a layer of gel medium to seal it all down. In total, the project only took a few hours and used up a bit of my stash. And it's super happy -- I have a giant rainbow heart to gaze at whenever I want! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017 07:03:27 AM »

I love it! What a great way to use up those gelli prints!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017 07:32:08 AM »

Very pretty - I initially thought it was a ceramic or fused glass piece!
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017 10:54:46 AM »

It's so pretty, love how it looks like rainbow feathers.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017 12:41:41 PM »

Thanks ladies!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017 08:56:55 AM »

LOVE IT!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017 06:34:02 AM »

What a great idea!!!  Although, it does not look like you used a lot of stash... Cheesy...lol.

I love how you did the rainbow...and not you have inspiration to .... make more gelli prints! lol...It is a losing battle, so just give in...

Lovely work, SonjaBoo!
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017 02:34:19 PM »

Love, like, thumbs up, etc.
Really creative use for all of those prints.


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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017 02:43:55 AM »

What a great idea!!!  Although, it does not look like you used a lot of stash... Cheesy...lol.

I love how you did the rainbow...and not you have inspiration to .... make more gelli prints! lol...It is a losing battle, so just give in...
I know, it's so true! Ha! I have been cutting those pages up further for some other projects though. But I still have a giant stack of pages that haven't been touched at all!
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017 02:45:27 AM »

Hmmmm, could we make a swap with this idea?
I bet we could -- and I'd be in!
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