Tracy Verdugo Inspired Intuitive Paint in Photoshop

I was lucky enough to be able to attend an Art Is You retreat this year in Stamford. I have never done anything like that before, never done art for 6 days straight, and never met such a great group of creative, fun, kind people all in one place. It was fabulous!! I took different…

Gelli Art Rejects

It is no secret that I adore my Gelli Art Printing Plate. I go through lots of paper, and sometimes I get prints that are not quite so stellar ;-). However, I very rarely throw them away, because often I use those Gelli Art Rejects. Also, when I teach classes with the Gelli Plate, I…

From Gelli Arts Print to Photoshop Brush

Hello, everyone! It has been a fun-filled, busy summer with little time for playing in my craft room, and even less time for blogging about it ;-). However, I told a friend I would post a how-to on creating a brush in Photoshop. There are tons of tutorials on this subject, so to be a…

Gelli Arts Print Photoshop Composite Frame

Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to walk you through a long-ish session for manipulating a couple of prints made with the Gelli Arts Printing plate, and compositing them in Photoshop. I started with a print made from one of my stencils. I was just printing with earth colors in this session, so I ended up…

Gelli Arts Print on Black

Have you tried pulling a Gelli Arts print on black paper yet? I played around with it a bit, and really liked the effects I got. In this case, I used gesso (because I was too lazy to go find my white paint), and a squirt of Adirondack Dye re-inker, along with some smidges of Golden…

Gelli Arts Print Composite

I love taking my Gelli Arts prints and manipulating them In Photoshop.  In this lesson I am going to walk you through a very simple Photoshop composite. I will take  a print that I made with a stencil, and then a print that I made with basically the inverse, and merge them together in Photoshop….

Gelli Arts Print- I See Birds

This was a Gelli Arts print that I had done a few weeks ago, when I was experimenting with paint and water. This print didn’t end up with a lot of water interaction, but I loved the aged brown color. When I scanned it in and looked at it on the computer, my mind’s eye…

Gelli Arts and Water Bottles

I had picked up a big powerful water spray bottle from Target, for use with painting and stamping. I wanted to try to use it, but I also wanted to test out some stencil and stamp designs I have been working on. Of course, I love using stencils and stamps with Gelli Arts, so I…