We want to encourage you to reuse and recycle with Gel Press. Have you thought of making Gel Press Prints on old maps? What about old Christmas cards or even magazines?
Hop around and see what our designers have come up with for this hop. We will be giving away a prize again for the comments on the Gel Press Blog listing what your favorite project was and why.
Enter by going to all of the blogs listed and linked below. Leave a comment on the Gel Press Blog telling us your favourite project.
We will accept comments from April 20th - April 24th.
The winner will be announced April 25th on Gel Press Junkies FB page ! Good Luck!
****Please note that the prize is only valid for US residents at this stage*** Sorry! But this doesn't stop everyone else joining in and commenting
Here is a Step by Step to show what I did to achieve this look and more!
8 inch Round Gel Press Plate SLIDESHOW BELOW
Images for decoupage
Assorted pens for embellishing
If you don't know where you are going with a project, I like to do good quality photocopies of the base print that I like and keep some spares so that I can try different effects on each of them. Its also useful to have so you can create different things for different occasions. Each will still be unique. This is also useful if something you are trying fails. You will always have another at hand to do it again.
|First select the plate you wish to use|
|I then printed off a design for under the first layer of paint (have more ready, just in case!!!!!)|
|I then spread the paint with the brayer making sure that this coat was thin and transparent|
|Next I lined up my prepared sheet of paper and made my pull. Wipe any areas of paint to expose more of the layer underneath|
|I then add the stencil hearts all around the circle. I prefer this method on the plate as the pull wont be so dense and it will have more texture to it.|
|I made my pull!|
|Tweak any changes you want to make whilst paint is wet maybe to reveal more of the writing beneath|
|I then added a decoupaged endangered Green Cheek Parrot on tissue and added the lettering via the computer as I was not sure if I want to make this permanent or not. Remember you are in control!|