It’s Just Paper

Here is a flip through of some of my gel print journals and the transformation of one of the pages. Tania Ahmed inspired and guided me into making these disc-bound journals with my prints — which hold brayer sheets, discarded prints and experimental attempts.

Some also have blank pages which I can easily pull out to make more gel plate prints and re-attach into these disc-bound journals. ⁠

Whenever I feel like I don’t have enough time to start and finish a project (which is most days!), I can pull out any one of these journals and practice some art therapy. It’s a form of daily meditation — I encourage you to try it.

You don’t have to have a plan, or even know what you will do. Just grab whatever tool is closest to you — a colored pencil, a paintbrush, a pen, a marker … and go for it. Sometimes closing your eyes and drawing can serve as a starting point. Or try drawing with your non-dominant hand. ⁠

Remember, it’s just paper. And if you create with your heart, your hands will follow 🙂

And if you’re interested in learning more about making unique gel plate prints, have a look at my self-paced online classes.

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