One of the tools I take advantage of when using my Gelli plate is a brayer. Brayers make it easy to get a nice even coat of paint on your surface. After applying paint with a brayer, you need to clean it off before moving on to your next color. The easiest way to do that is by rolling off onto a scrap of paper, or in this case, onto a page in my Dylusions art journal. Then, when the muse moves you, you can turn your waste into a cool image, or whatever you want.
Since I’m still new to all this, I didn’t take into account the drying time I might need in my art journal before packing up for the day. So, long story short, when I wanted to open my journal to see how it looked, my pages were painted together (sad face) and I thought ruined. But . . .
I got these fantastic maps of worlds as of yet explored! When I peeled the pages apart, some of the paper stuck to itself and ripped/left a layer of paper on the other page. After booing and hooing a little for wrecking a (scrap) page, I decided to take a fine point black pen and trace every white space. Isn’t it outstanding? I plan on wrecking many more pages in the days and weeks to come.
Thora is ready to pack a bag and board my sloop, mission: high adventure on a fictitious sea! What art “mistakes” have you made that have sent you off on a new adventure?