Life Book 2017 is Gel Press Obsessed

Gel Press® is teaming up with Life Book 2017!

Gel Press® is excited to be a part of Life Book 2017. We will be sponsoring giveaways throughout the year to workshop participants as well as giving away a seat in this incredible year-long workshop! As you may have noticed last month, the Art of Well Being is an incredibly important part of what we stand for with the Gel Press® brand. Life Book is themed around self-development and healing…

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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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Mini Art Journal Cover with Gel Press®

I found some small, blank, journals at a big box store in the $1.00 bin.  I knew that I could do something with them some day…..today’s that day!!   The journals are 5″ X 7″, so they were perfect for the 5″ X 7″ Gel Press® Plate.       Supplies 5″ X 7″ Gel Press Plate White copy paper Americana Craft Paint – Citron Green, Festive Green, Calypso Blue, Chiffon…

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Fall is Coming art journal page with Gel Press®

Hi everyone, I thought that for today I would share how I make one print with different colors using masking and using my Gel Press® plate as a stamp directly into my journal.  I created a landscape scene all within a one-time print, this way it takes out the guessing and trying to line everything up to create layers of color. It’s just a matter of adding layers and waiting…

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Gel Press® Art Journal Page

I admit that I could spend hours making prints using my Gel Press® plate, who couldn’t? BUT, I also love to use my plates directly onto my art journal too and create around the prints. Since I am using a small 5½x8″ journal the Petite plates and the 3×5″ plate are the perfect sizes for this project. Supplies: Deco Art Acylic paint ColourArte Silks brayer and spatula assorted markers and…

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Gel Press® Bees Love Flowers Art Journal Page

I was inspired to make this in one of my Art Journals this week because as I sit in my temporary summer studio in the back of my house I am fortunate to be close to nature.  To partake in the pleasures of taking the time to smell the roses.  Literally, the scent of the white roses right outside my screened walls wafts in every now and then.  I am…

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The Amazing Nefertiti with Gel Press ™

Designing a book cover was never easier than using the Gel Press ™!  This cover is light-weight wood.  Normally, Gesso would be applied first so that paint covers well and isn’t wasted.  With the Gel Press ™, you can skip the Gesso step!  What’s more fun, I have used metallic paint on this project. Supplies: 8×10 Gel Press ™ Plate Stencil Wood or chipboard book cover Paint – metallic gold and medium blue…

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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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Continued Zen with Gel Press®

Hello Creatives! As the Gel Press™ Creative team and I have been talking about Zentangles this month, I got to thinking about what the root word of Zentangles-ZEN-means. So I looked it up and although it is usually associated with Buddahism, I love the last part of the definition that I found. It says it emphasizes “the value of mediation and intuition.” I love that is says to value intuition….

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Layered Journal Page with Gel Press ™

Layer Gel Press ™ prints to create a dimensional, textured journal page or an altered book page. Supplies: 8×10 or larger Gel Press ™ Plate Paints (DecoArt used) Brayer Scrap Gel Press ™ prints Writing stamp Permanent ink Permanent ink pen Gel Pens Adhesive – double-sided suggested or paper glue Ephemera   1.   Find a Gel Press ™ print from your stash and stamp the writing words with permanent ink.  Do this as many…

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