Layering Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Paint With Gel Press®

Kathy here today to share an oops that turned into a cool technique! I was playing with the Gel Plate and alcohol inks recently and accidentally let the ink dry on the Plate. I know that adding a layer of heavy body paint will pick up dried paint layers on the plate but wasn’t sure if it would work with alcohol inks because they are so thin. It turns out…

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Holiday Cards With Distress Products and Gel Press®

Kathy here today to share a fun collection of holiday cards using Distress Paints and Inks on the 6″ x 6″ Gel Press® Plate.  I was curious to see how these paints and inks would work together on the Plate. The nice thing about the Distress line of products is that the colors coordinate really well together and there are multiple products for each color.  For example, Weathered Wood comes in…

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Gel Press® Thanks Tag by Teresa Abajo

  Howdy arty people! I’m popping in to show you this tag I made using my Gel Press® 5 x 7 plate. I think it will end up accompanying a bottle of wine I want to give a friend:   Here’s how I made it: Step 1 Gather supplies – Gel Press® gel printing plate, acrylic paint, brayer, stencil, patterned paper.   Step 2 Apply yellow, orange and red paint…

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Gel Press® Holiday Cards

It’s that time of year again.  All of my friends and relatives know that they are getting art from me, and I can’t give them art with a “store-bought” card.  The Gel Press® plate makes cardmaking very easy!   Here’s a short video showing the process. Supplies 6″ X 6″ Gel Press® plate Acrylic paint Blank cards White copy paper Red paper Bookpages Alphabet stamps Martha Stewart Durable Course Glitter…

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Wrapping it up with Gel Press®

I love the holidays, I really do. I also love getting prepared for them so I am not stressed or hurried. Using my Gel Press® to design some boxes for gift giving ahead of time just makes me happy! AND not only am I recycling a box but look, no Christmas paper to throw in the trash either! Supplies: DecorArt Americana acrylic paints stencil brayer box embellishments ( ribbon and…

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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 Cards

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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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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