Just a little doodle…

Wow! Life seems to have really gotten away from me! It has been crazy around here and unfortunately my blogging time has suffered. I am hoping that I can begin to set time aside strictly for me and From Art To Hippos (I mean who am I kidding there is no life outside of what…

Gelli Play Tools

Good morning everyone! It has been such a crazy summer for us here at From Art To Hippos! “V” has been keeping me very busy on her summer break and I am starting to get just as excited as she is for school to start again. This means more play time for me! Lisa and…

Gelli Play Wednesday 6-15-16

Good morning! I was very excited to try out a new technique that I saw for this installment of Gelli Play Wednesday! I love the look of gelli prints that are full of layers. Sometimes I can get them to work and they are amazing. But for the most part I get a muddled mess…

Gelli Play Wednesdays 6-1-16

Woo-hoo! I made it…on Wednesday! lol! This week I feel like I have been running years behind. Life has been so busy! It is the last 10 days of school for “V” and so there are a lot of things going on. And we are getting a pool (yay!!) so there is that craziness. Today…

Mixed Media Mondays 5-30-16

Good morning! With this page I decided to play with my gelatos which have not been getting much love lately. Usually when I create I add layer upon layer. Today I decided that I just wanted something simple and bright. It turned out perfect if you ask me. 🙂  I listed the supplies in the…

Tag You’re It Tuesdays 5-24-2016

Hello everyone!! I am so in love with these tags!! They will be amazing in the project Lisa and I are working on. It was kind of funny to me because as I was creating them I heard her in my head freaking out. This is where our different styles really come through. She would…

Mixed Media Leftovers

I am a craft paper hoarder.  A paper, cut out scraps, oh look this would be cool for texture hoarder.  There, I have taken the first step to admitting I may have a problem and I feel relief! 🙂 I have a tote dedicated to my leftover papers, mop ups and other mixed media leftovers. …

Tag You’re It 2!

Hello everyone!  I am in complete love with the tag I made today. The colors of the gelli printed background and the multiple layered look are my favorite parts! Materials: Liquitex: Gesso, Modeling Paste, Basic acrylics Light Blue and Brillant Yellow Green Stamps: Stampabilities Faded Text Background, Stampin Up Butterfly, Dylusions Dyan Reaverly “The Right…

Gelli Play Wednesdays 5-11-2016

Good morning!! I am so very excited about todays post! I love Gelli printing but all too often I make the prints and they just sit there. I saw a post on Pinterest and just had to try it.  I used the Avery sticker labels (2″ round) as my paper for the gelli prints. Now…

Background Gone Wild

Sheesh it has been a busy week and weekend for this household!  “D” had appointments for hair and nails and other last minute shopping for prom, not hers but she was invited by her best friend.  On top of that, “A” had her first sleepover and I stayed the night with her just in case…

Gelli Play Wednesdays April 27, 2016

Good morning! In this episode of Gelli Play Wednesday I decided to mix things up a bit. I love playing with my Gelli plate but all too often I end up with piles and piles of gelli prints. That is where I lose my inspiration. I never know what to do with them. I eventually…

Abstract Art Journal Page

Good morning! “V” is finally back at school so that meant that I had a little bit of time to get painty. I have been thinking a lot about how people compare their art journals, canvases, tags, Gelli print, or any work of art for that matter, to what another person creates. When I first…