Hello! Laura Dame here, and today I am sharing this cute little accordion book inspired by gelli prints and Christmas ornaments!
I was walking around Michaels shopping for Christmas decorations, and I came across these blank wooden DIY Christmas ornaments.
I thought - hey, I could make ornaments for people for Christmas! So I picked them up and got them home, and realized I most likely wont end up making ornaments for Christmas, lol.
But I thought they must be good for something! So I decided to try to use them as covers for an accordion journal.
I've been slightly obsessed with gelli printing recently, so I decided to play with my (current) favorite color palette, the gelli plate, and some stencils.
I then used the papers I made to collage all over the accordion journal and wood covers.
After that, I added some words that I felt meant something to me - just letting the positivity flow through me.
I accidently stamped some letters upside down or backwards, but that's okay! I think it adds character, and this book ended up being all about positivity, so why be negative about a mistake?
I hope you enjoy the gelli printing, collaging, and the little book! Check out the video for the process below!
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic - Sage, Marine
Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic- Raw Sienna
Amsterdam Acrylic - Titanium Buff, Turquoise
Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium
Dina Wakley Media Collage Tissue
Various Letter Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink Black