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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Gel Press® Canvas Background

Kathy Adams here to share a summer time canvas using Gel Press® deli paper prints for the background.  Consider displaying a special photo on a mixed media canvas instead of hiding it in an album.  The Gel Press® is also a great way to “paint” chipboard pieces.  Let me show you how I created my canvas. Supplies 8″ x 10″ Gel Press® Plate 5″ x 7″ Gel Press® Plate DecoArts…

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Watercolor Markers with Gel Press™

  Last year I did an article for a stamping magazine creating my own palette to stamp with watercolor markers.  The surface was hard, and while it was good, the Gel Press ™ makes it GREAT!!!  The flexible surface has give and so many more details show up easily. Supplies: Gel Press ™ 3×5 Mono Printing Plate Watercolor Markers Paper Stamps A “Mister” bottle with water Other prints Scissors and glue…

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Gel Press™ Prints Are Bellissimo!

Hi everyone, Sandee  here today to say that using glazes on your Gel Press™  plate is an awesome thing of beauty. I just love how the gel plate grabs the glaze and gives you such a clean and bright print from it. Every single print will be bellisimo! supplies used: Gel Press™ 6×6 plate Silks Acrylic Glaze spatula stencil markers The first step is laying a stencil on top of your Gel Press™ plate and…

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Gel Press™: Recycle Your Music

  Take old CD’s or DVD’s and recycle them into ART!  Gel Press™ makes it Easy! Supplies: Gel Press™ 6″ Round Gel plate Acrylic Paint Stencil Brayer Graphic images printed or stamped on clear plastic Double sided adhesive sheet Gel pen, or Alcohol marker Decorative fibers and glue   1.  Prepare your Gel Press™ plate with acrylic paint.  Turn CD face down on plate and press.  Lift straight up and let…

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Cards For Any Occasion With Gel Press™

Hi everyone! It’s Elena here and today  I want to share some ideas for cards.   For this cards, you will need: 5″ x 7″ Plate Pieces of cardstock Acrylic Paint by DecoArt Brayer Stencil Embellishments as you like   First add small drops of acrylic paints randomly on the Gel Press plate.   Brayer the paint and add dried flowers. Brayer two color of acrylic paint onto the  5″ x 7″ Gel Press…

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Time For Dad with Gel Press™

As Father’s Day approaches here is a fun  project that is quick and easy. It can be adapted for any occasion.  From start to finish (other than glue dry time) it was about 3 hours max. (Don’t miss our Father’s Day/ Just For Him Ideas With Gel Press™  May 27-30) Supplies: Box * 5 X 7 Gel Press™ * DecoArt Paint * Brayer * Ephemera * Mod Podge Matte Finish * 3D…

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Spring Flowers with Gel Press™

Hi everyone! It’s Elena here and today.  I want to share my new Spring flower cards. For this cards, you will need: 5″ x 7″ Plate Denim Two pieces of cardstock Acrylic Paint Brayer Stencil Embellishments as you like To start you will need two pieces of denim, which were glued to the cardstock pieces. Brayer one color of acrylic paint onto the  5″ x 7″ Gel Press plate. Next add…

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Happy Mother’s Day From Gel Press™

We at Gel Press™ know there are many wonderful moms out there. All moms deserve flowers… TIP:  Did you know that you can use flowers and parts of flowers and plants with your Gel Press™? Use the plants/leaves/flowers as a mask on your Gel Press™ Plate.  It not only gives you and interesting print but also applies paint to the plants/leaves/flowers for use in your projects! Did you know that Gel Press™is the ORIGINAL…

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Gel Press™Mini Collage Pallet

This is a quick and easy mini-collage! This is what you will need: Gel Press™ 8 X 10 Plate Acrylic Paint Paint Brush Various Ephemera Elements (Art-C by Memento) Liquid Pearls Adhesive Mini Pallet Start by painting the mini pallet with white paint.  White, chalk finish paint was used on this project. The paint was added then spread with a paint brush. Next, load a Gel Press™ 8 X 10 with shades…

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