Life Book 2017 is Gel Press Obsessed

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 through art. We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it!

Gel Press is a proud sponsor of Life Book 2017

First, let me tell you a bit more about Life Book in case you haven’t heard about it yet. Life Book 2017 is a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 22 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month. By the end of the year you will bind these pages into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!

Have you tried art journaling yet? I love the introspection of art journaling but sometimes I like to start small and begin with a tag. Working smaller makes me feel less intimidated by the blank page. So to get started I usually use this tag as a jumping off point, attach it to my page and theme it from there. On the tag below, I started with a layered print I pulled using circle-shaped dies to mask off areas for creating focal points for the writing. The StencilGirl Marakkech Mix stencil created a great divided look overall. Then I sketched a face and put a wash of Titan Buff paint over where I wanted to soften the layers but still have it appear like my girl is made of many parts to create the whole. Using paint and pastels to color the focal point image allowed a lot of transparent layers. Then I added a couple of collaged, stamped images to adorn her hair. I liked the little star button up at the top of the tag. I reminded me of a little crown.

Art Journal Tag

Are you ready to jump in too? You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course by clicking HERE.

And to kick it all off we are giving away a seat in the course!

Life Book 2017 Extreme Package
Life Book 2017 Extreme Package

This giveaway includes access to Life Book 2017 for one person + life long access to one of the “Life Book Tam Editions”. To find out what Tam’s Life Book Editions include click here.

And to help you make beautiful Life Book pages, we will be giving away an 8″ x 10″ Gel Press mono printing plate too!

8x10 Gel Press Plate

Excited yet?

It’s easy to enter. We will be compiling entries from all of our social media platforms – so the more places you comment, tweet, like, share and tag – the more chances you have to win! You can use the hashtag #gelpresslifebook too.

Here’s one opportunity to enter: leave a comment on this blog post letting us know why you would love to join Life Book 2017.

We will gather up all the entries and draw a winning post on Friday, November 25th at 10pm EST.

Make sure and check us out on our other social media platforms for more chances to win! Follow us. Like us. You’re not going to want to miss a single opportunity to win!

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Eligible entrants must be adults, 18 years of age or older. Worldwide entries are welcome!


Sally Lynn MacDonald
Gel Press® Brand Development Specialist

This article has 17 Comments

  1. The winner is Cindy Rossi Angrisano. We are so happy to see you on Life Book 2017. I hope everybody else jumps in to join us this year. We will be sponsoring giveaways every month. Thanks for participating! Make sure and ‘LIKE’ our page on Facebook at to stay informed of future events. See you online!

  2. Would love to win a spot. Creating art not only brings a personal satisfaction, it even has health benefits. Studies shows it relieves stress. So the the spiritual component of Tam’s workshop is an even greater benefit. Got my fingers crossed in hopes of winning.

  3. I have followed Tam for awhile and have watched all her youtube tutorials. I discovered NVC through her videos and continue to use her methods for self-care. It would be amazing to join Lifebook 2017 and learn even more!

  4. I would love to be able to win a spot in life book 2017 and win A gel press. I thank you for my chance in both of these giveaways.

  5. This sounds incredibly fun! To experiment with various art techniques, cheer on fellow artists + participate in a wonderful community. I’ve heard + seen the cool things Gel Press plates can do. Thank you for the chance to win a spot in LB 2017!

  6. I’ve never done a Lifebook and I’ve never played with Gel Press products. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to experience both!

  7. I have read so much about this year long adventure, and would love to participate. The Gel Press is such an essential tool to me in the creation of beautiful backgrounds. To put the two together would be bliss…..Life Book plus gel press, heaven! xx

  8. i am the first comment? Wow. This must be my lucky day! I would love to participate in LB 2017 and learn as much as I can from the fantabulastic artists. One day soon, I hope, I can be an artists too. What a great twosome, Gel Press and LB2017.

  9. It’s my last chance to win a spot in Lifebook 2017. This giveaway is amazing. Fingers crossed. I need to have my mind occupied…

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