Gel Press® Happy Fall Die Cut Box

I’ve often commented on how much I dislike covering boxes and other three dimensional items with paper, to give as gifts. The reason being, that typically by the time the gift exchanges hands, through mail or otherwise handling – it looks more shabby than chic. Paper just frays by nature and glue doesn’t always bond well to surfaces. But instead of paper crafting a box, why not paint craft one? Acrylic paint…

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Falling Leaves With Gel Press®

Kathy here today to share an easy fall project.  Get out a pile of those gel prints you are hoarding and let’s get started!  The prints should be printed on both sides.  I need to add some pattern on the other side, so I’m using my 8″ x 10″ Gel Press® Plate, StencilGirl stencils, alcohol inks and acrylic paints to finish them off before I cut them into leaves. Falling…

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Patterned flowers with Gel Press®

Hi everyone! It’s Elena here and today  I want to share some ideas for creating beautiful flowers using your Gel Press® Plate. 5″ x 7″ Gel Press® Supplies 5″ x 7″ Gel Press® Plate Pieces of watercolor paper, book paper,fabric and etc. DecoArt Acrylic paint ColourArte paint Brayer Embellishments as you like Tutorial Gather all the things you like First add a liquid ink on the Gel Press plate.       Brayer the…

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Gel Press® Pink Ribbon Cards

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I used my Gel Press® Plate to make some Pink Ribbon cards. Here’s a quick video Supplies 6″X 6″ Gel Press® Plate StencilGirl Stencils – by Traci Bautista Circles Circles  and Floral 1 and Optical Large by Michelle Ward Handmade pink ribbon mask Various acrylic paint Black Charcoal Pencil Matte Gel Medium     Check out other great projects on the Gel Press Blog,…

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HeART in Hand Card with Gel Press®

This StencilGirl hand stencil was perfect for creating this “HeART in Hand” card – I mixed up the colors on my Gel Press® plate for a more “Artsy” feel to the traditional “Heart in Hand” imagery. Materials:  Gel Press® 6 x 6” Plate DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic – Turf Green, True Blue, Red Hot, School Bus, Pumkin Patch DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic – Grape Juice, Oyster Beige, Peaches & Cream…

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Shabby Chic Cards with Gel Press®

When I think of Gel Press® printing, I think of bright arty projects that are bold and vibrant. For this project, I wanted to see if I could create something softer and even shabby chic. Of course I could – you can create just about any look you like with a Gel Press® plate!   Step 1 Gather all the things you’ll need: Supplies 8 inch Round Gel Press® printing…

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A wreath made of individually printed leaves in fall colors

Versatile Autumn Wreath with Recycled Materials

Hello, fellow creators! A recent obsession of mine (besides being Gel Press Obsessed, of course!) is “creative reuse”. Imagine if a thrift store and a craft store had a baby – that’s a creative reuse store. Besides being able to get materials inexpensively, it’s exposed me to some fascinating and different treasures that I never would have considered as craft items. It’s another dimension of my Plus One Craft-iness –…

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Dare to Think Different

Think Outside The Box

Hi, it’s Ann here today with a “Think Outside The Box” idea using the Gel Press® to create Art Journal pages that are both beautiful and fun. Supplies: An art journal of your choosing Black cardstock ( mine is 8 1/2″ x 11″) Gel Press® Petite plate in the Square. Acrylic paints ( Neon and Metallic colours by DecoArt®) Stencil (StencilGirl Products) S315 Stegmiller, and L171 Carriker Markers and some  mat…

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Silk Autumn Wall Hanging with Gel Press®

Welcome back! If you haven’t figured it out yet, Autumn is my favorite season! This is the only time of year I play with Autumn colors in my Art. A while back I tried to print both my Jacquard cotton and silk sheets through my Inkjet printer. It just wouldn’t work … SO! Why not use them on my Gel Press ® plates??! I LOVE the way the silk and…

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Pick-up printing with Gel Press®

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Every year, about 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are reported nationwide and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. Getting mammograms regularly can help prevent breast cancer.  Today I created a mixed media piece to honor, encourage and to remember all those who have suffered with…

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