Thursday, February 28, 2013

abstract gelli postcards

Figured you were getting tired of all letters all the time (I finally was too), so here's some postcards.

I started with gelli printed cereal boxes cut to 4x6, then collaged more gelli printed deli paper and phone book pages, dress patterns, and the tiny filter from a used Keurig cup. 

I didn't even know there was a filter in there, but we just bought a tumbler composter and coffee grounds is one of the things you can put in there, so after S brewed a cup, I ripped the top off and shook out the grounds. 

It looked like there was still more in there, so I scraped at it with a knife, then got real interested and took it all apart. There's a little filter that looks kinda like a small cupcake paper, and a small plastic piece that sort of supports the filter.

Anyway, I cut it up and used it on some of the cards. It's the dark semi circular thing. I like the crinkles in it even after I smoothed it out.

I used matte gel medium to stick everything down cause I've discovered that glue sticks don't hold very well on gelli prints. Don't know if it's the slightly rough texture, or the nature of the paint, or what, but I'm not taking any chances in the future and will stick with gel medium. Don't want all my bits falling off in the mail!

I had a couple random word strips from books lying on my work table (along with so much other stuff right now), and stuck them on two of the cards. I'm calling these done for now, altho once I decide who they're going to, I may add recipient-appropriate stuff.


  1. I haven't found a glue stick that sticks well at all to slightly glossy paint either. Gel medium for me too. Your abstracts are stunning! So glad you shared this with the party!

  2. Love these postcards! I think I need to start using gel medium too cause I am finding the same problem with glue sticks, even my fav Uhu... Are you also using the gel medium on top or just as the glue?

  3. So resourceful--lovin' the K-cup filters! Awesome work!

  4. Love these abstract postcards! Love your use of the gelli prints!

  5. Postcards are one of my favorite things. You're doing a great job! Thanks for coming to this party.

  6. i loved looking at the different alphabet letters you did.
    I love tehse postcards as well....great inspriation. thank you for sharing.

  7. Love your abstracts and there's nothing like adding text to make the art even more outstanding! Your lucky recipeients should be thrilled.