Art Journal: Gelli Tag Book

It’s been a while since I have played with my Gelli mono printing plate, and inspired by the work of Birgit Koopsen and the latest copy of Somerset Studio featuring tag art, I set to. Twenty or so monoprinted tags later, I had the basis of a new art journal – a Gelli Tag Book.

With a quick cardboard cover, book binding tape and a few quotes (and several days later) my journal is complete. Overprinting and underpainting, outlining hand drawn typography create a cohesive whole.

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included quotes

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
– Franklin D Roosevelt

“To live creative life must lose our fear of being wrong.”
– Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Creativity is inventing, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.”
– Mary Lou Cook

“I was created to create.”
– Anon


used in this project

  • Buff manila tags, size 8
  • Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic paints
  • Various stencils, bubble wrap
  • Posca pens (PC-1M)
  • Sennelier Abstract Innovative Acrylic: Titanium White / Cadmium Red Light Hue / Purple / Azure Blue
  • Cats Life Press rubber stamps: 684E / 927C / 926C /342D / 511B / 424D / 573D / 410B / 495G / 334D / 564D / 388D
  • Designs by Ryn Cling Rubber Stamp: Circle Cluster Set CM-T7
  • Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps: Grunge Marks DDRS174
  • Penny Black: Daisy Pattern 2642K
  • Hero Arts: Italian Poetry Background S1832
  • Hero Arts: Long Writing Background F2674
  • Hero Arts: Florentine Scroll Background S1838
  • Stampendous Cling Rubber: Kaffe Klatsch NKCRS05
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black / Cobalt / Majestic Violet / Vibrant Fuchsia / Watering Can
  • Ranger Pigment Ink Pad: Glacier White
  • Uniball Signo Broad Gel Pen: White