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Get Messy Art Journal Season of gifts week 3-4.

This week I met a fellow Get Messy member and it was great!  I am in a couple of groups on Facebook and via the interwebs but I have never met any of them in real life. Now I have!

We met at the local library who have a room we could use to art journal and paint and make a mess generally!  They even have drop cloths for the tables to catch our painty inky messes.

The time flew by as we made ink galaxies and gelli plate printed backgrounds. I had plans to make journals and all kinds of things, but we ran out of time.  So I will be making some journals this week I think so that I can work in some mini sketchbooks in the new year.


I took some dried seeds and botanicals which I had previously gathered on a dog walk through the woods, some printed better than others as is always the way with the gelli plate.  I printed on vintage book paper, kraft paper and dry wax paper using grey, gold and pink acrylic paints.


Here are some art journal pages I have done this past couple of weeks as part of the Season of Gifts over at Get Messy.






I think they could all be done or I could add some more to them, but for now I like how they are.  I think they sum up the joy, peace and frustrations of the Christmas period!

If you are interested in joining the Get Messy community, check out their website at  They regularly supply inspiration and art journal guidance in the way of prompts, tutorials and interviews.


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