Let the Sky Fall

(c) Robyn Wood - Let the Sky Fall - www.purplesalt.net

Whenever I sit down to create some Gelli prints, I always have an art journal out to mop up the excess paint on my plate. The prints from these ‘leftovers’ add instant texture to any background and provide the perfect starting point for a project.

Today I’d like to share an art journal page featuring some Darkroom Door stamps – Carved Birds Vol 1, Alphabet Medley & Chicken Wire.

(c) Robyn Wood - Let the Sky Fall - www.purplesalt.net

The page features many layers of paint and ink. The birds were doodled on with gel pens & a white Sharpie paint pen to make them stand out from the background a little more.

(c) Robyn Wood - Let the Sky Fall - www.purplesalt.net

You might not have noticed but aside from using the Alphabet Medley set for my journaling, I also used the smaller set as a background stamp.  I haven’t cut each of the letters apart yet – I think I might leave each of the alphabets intact so I can use them this way more often!

I have the habit of taking lots of step by step pics so decided to create a slideshow of the process.


Ways with Washi


Today I’m sharing a sneak for a card that I created for the Lime Tart blog which incorporates the use of washi tape. If you are like me, you will have a sizeable stash of this gorgeous tape and this card quickly creates cards with a lovely pop of colour.

You can check out my card here.

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A Gelli Printed Tag

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect Dream Wander

I like to make the best use of all of the leftover paint on my Gelli plate and often print off a bunch of tags once my initial print is pulled. I’d like to show you what I have done with one of those ‘leftover-paint’ tags.

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect Dream Wander

Here is what I started with – already it has a lot of texture and interest but it needs something more. I used a white crayon to colour some areas of the circles.  [Ignore that eyelet – I changed my mind about the design half way through!]

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect Dream Wander

Distress ink in a couple of different colours was sponged over parts of the tag. The darker the colour, the deeper the effect of the crayon resisting the dye ink.

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect Dream Wander

Once the sponging was complete, the tag was wiped over with a tissue to highlight the crayon resist.

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect Dream Wander

For more texture I stamped the tag with the Darkroom Door French Script background stamp.  Make sure the script is right way up if you use one!

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect | Dream | Wander

I used butterflies from two different Darkroom Door sets – Wings & Butterflies stamped onto watercolour card so that I could use Distress markers and a water brush to colour them.

For a finishing touch I gave a strip of vellum a torn edge and inked with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink.  Words were trimmed from the Journey word block set.  Some Distress ink coloured, seam binding completed the tag.

(c) Robyn Wood - Reflect Dream Wander