Gel Press Ornament Closeup

Gel Press® Tile Holiday Ornaments

  This year I’m creating lots and lots of holiday decorations with my Gel Press® plate.  This project was inspired by something that I saw created by another artist, Michelle Liptak, using another medium. But I, immediately, thought….I can do that with my Gel Press® plate. It’s an easy project and a great one to try with your kids!! Here’s a, very, quick video………. Supplies 6″ X 6″ Gel Press®…

Read More

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…

Read More
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 –…

Read More

Creative Faith with Gel Press®

Good Morning Creatives!! Today I am very excited to share with you a project that is near and dear to my heart. Probably a year ago, I bought the black cross memory tray from Hobby Lobby (mainly because it was on clearance for like $4 and hello! What creative doesn’t add to their stash with that good of a deal?!) It’s been sitting in my studio since then, gathering dust…

Read More

Pretty Paper Lunch Bags with Gel Press®

Here is a way to make lunchtime fun.  Gather your children, a Gel Press® reusable printing plate, paints, stencils, and some paper lunch bags.  Turn those brown food carriers into wraps that wow!   Supplies: Gel Press® 5″ x 7″ reusable Gel Printing Plate Acrylic Neon Paints Stencil Brayer 1.5″ inch chipboard circle a small piece of tape Steps:   Gather supplies. Make a circle mask about 1.5″ wide.  Stick a…

Read More

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…

Read More

Seahorse Collage with Gel Press™ Deli Prints

  Hello creative friends!  Kathy here today to share a summer collage using Gel printed deli paper.  I have dozens of prints on all kinds of paper but I chose deli prints because they collages so well. Tutorial List of Supplies Gel Press ™ Prints on Deli Paper DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics  Wood Panel (I found this one for $2 at TJ Maxx) Black Gesso Seahorse Chipboard Die Cut Matte…

Read More

Gel Press™ Keys To Life Cork Board

Welcome to the Gel Press™ blog.  Today I’m sharing an altered cork board with inspirational words.  It is wonderful to start the day with positive thoughts! Gather your supplies: Cork Board, Petite Gel Press™ Plates, 3 X 5 Gel Press™ Plate, Paint, Acrylic Handle, Small Brayer, Stamps by Ann Butler, Black Ink, Tags, White Gel Pen, Crystal Sheet. Gel Press™ Petite Plate Hexigon   There are so many different variations you can…

Read More

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…

Read More

A Bird For Every Season With Gel Press™

Hi Gel Press™ Junkies! I recently purchased a bird stamp set designed by artist Natalie Kalbach that includes a large foam stamp with a bird design on one side and flat on the other, plus a rubber stamp (same size) with a different bird design on it.  I used this set to play with the idea of flipping the images and creating mirror images using the Gel Press™.  In doing…

Read More