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Gelli Arts® & American Premium Mixed Media Journal

By: Minas kreativa
June 13, 2019

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Hello! My name is Melina, and some of you might know me as Minas kreativa on social media. It´s my first time on the DecoArt Mixed Media blog, and I´m so excited and honoured to be here.

For this occation I was asked to work with DecoArt Americana Premium paints and Gelli Arts® products, and oh, that made me happy! I love to make my own prints and the Premium paints work so well on the printing plate. As you will see in the video, my oldest Gelli Arts® printing plate is well loved and well used. ;)

I decided to make a journal for this blog post, so you could see the paints, stencils and printing plates in action. It´s very easy to make a journal with a back-to-back binding. Making journals is another of my obsessions. I enjoy making them almost as much as creating in them.

I was so happy when I found out that the 5x7” printing plate was the exact same size as some sturdy cardbases I had in my stash. That´s when the idea of making a journal was born.

I used one of the mini plates as a guide to cut out shapes to work as closure for the journal.

The video includes the printing process, the binding of the journal and the closure. I have not done any actual journaling in the book in this video, or it should have been too long.

Can´t wait to start to journal in it though, so if you follow me on social media I´m sure you will see more of this journal in the future.

Items needed:
Americana Premium Acrylics - Quinacridone Violet
Americana Premium Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold Hue
Americana Premium Acrylics - Hansa Yellow Light
Americana Premium Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
Americana Premium Acrylics - Yellow Green Light
Americana Premium Mediums - Matte Medium
DecoArt Stencils - Tie Dye, Numbers Collage, Honeywire, Alpha Collage, Classic Quatrefoil
Gelli Arts® Printing Plate 5x7, Mini printing plates, 8x10 printing plate
Stamps and stamping ink

I hope you will enjoy the video and find some inspiration from it.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Be sure to visit Minas kreativa  for more projects and to learn more about Melina.


This is very lovely! What is the name of the glue in the tube?


June 13, 2019

Hi Liz! Thank you :) It's Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive from That's Crafty.


June 14, 2019

Welcome Melina!! This is one gorgeous project! Love all the color and texture, and how you wrapped it! Maura


June 14, 2019

Hi Maura! Thank you so much for your kind words <3 xx Melina


June 20, 2019

Wow this sis so lovely. I especially love the hinges and the ribbon. I need a Gelli plate in my life, clearly.

Sue Rostron

July 8, 2019

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