Inspired by Autumn: Easy Art Journal Backgrounds with Gelli Prints

Well, it’s officially fall here in Wisconsin. I’m not going to lie, it kind of bums me out. I am SO in love with spring and summer. When fall arrives, it’s hard to treat it as anything besides “pre-winter.”

Earlier today, however, I was outside and looking around at all the colorful leaves, and for once I found inspiration instead of disdain. The landscape of yellow, orange, red, and brown captivated me. It was time to create.

Fall Gelli Print

I headed to my craft table, pulled out my Gelli plate, some acylic paint, and a few stencils, and I got to work.

Check out my video to see my creative process in action. I create several layered gelli prints at once, which are now ready and waiting for use in my beloved art journal.

I also share a bit about art journaling, a quick peek into my latest art journal, and explain why I love it so very much – there are NO rules. Art journaling is all about play. It’s about getting lost in the moment and creating just for you.

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Recommended Products

Ready to get started? These are my favorite products for gelli printing:

2016 Pinterest Party Fall Blog Hop

This post is part of the Pinterest Party 2016 Fall Blog Hop. The Pinterest Party is a group that helps people grow their Pinterest following. Find other posts in this blog hop below:

Oct 1  How to Create a Halloween Wreath Holly Jolly Holidays
Oct 2 Easy Fall Cake Decorating Ideas Easy Cake Decorating Ideas
Oct 3 Ideas For Hosting A S’mores And Bonfire Backyard Party  Glitter ‘N’ Spice
Oct 4 BirdWatching: 5 Useful Tips to Make it Great Grammie Knows How
Oct 5 Fairy or Gnome Garden in a Pumpkin Little Blog in the Country
Oct 6 Autumn Color Birthstones: Beautiful Red, Orange and Brown Birthstones Celebrate Fall Birthstone Magic
Oct 7 Halloween Decor & Lighting  Miss Frugal Fancy Pants
Oct 8 STAY ON TRACK THIS HALLOWEEN!  Fit for God
Oct 9 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Southern Family Fun
Oct 10 Autumn Placemats Free Crochet Pattern  Olives & Okra
Oct 11 Art Journal Backgrounds with Gelli Prints Determined to Shine  (you are here!)

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Gelli Print Background Techniques for Fall

9 thoughts on “Inspired by Autumn: Easy Art Journal Backgrounds with Gelli Prints

  1. omorris2014 says:

    Very nice prints and they look so easy to do. I love the abstract, but not really look to these prints. Something that I need to try my hand at.

  2. Sandi Sakowski says:

    Allyson… this is so cool. I had tried Gelli printing before but really did not love it. NOW I KNOW WHY… the person who taught me did not show me all of the amazing things I could do. They showed me an entirely different way to use the stencils that did not work week at all and left me frustrated and disappointed in the result!! Now I cannot wait to try again!!! You are awesome!!! Sandi

  3. Rhonda H says:

    I just ordered my first Gelli plate! It hasn’t arrived yet, but you have given me some great ideas on how to start. so how do you clean off your stencils? Also, there was a line about your favorite Gelli Print supplies after the video, but no link. I am interested! Thanks for all the encouragement.

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