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:

Gel Press® Thanks Tag
Gel Press® Thanks Tag

 

Here’s how I made it:

Step 1

Gather supplies – Gel Press® gel printing plate, acrylic paint, brayer, stencil, patterned paper.

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Supplies for creating Thanks Tag

 

Step 2

Apply yellow, orange and red paint to gel plate, and pull print over the top of some patterned paper. The pattern underneath helps add some interesting detail.

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First layer of paint on patterned paper for Thanks Tag

Step 3

A second layer of paint is then applied, however I watered it down a little with a spray bottle as I wanted some of the first layer to show through.

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Watering down the second layer of paint for the Thanks Tag.

Step 4

I monoprinted a layer of green paint through the stencil onto some light patterned paper and cut a tag from it. I then cut a brown patterned paper tag just slightly larger.

Lots of leaves were then cut from the gel printed patterned paper using dies, and the word was cut from some brown patterned paper.

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Constructing the Thanks Tag

Step 5

I stapled some twine to the tags to help guide me as I glued the leaves on.

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Attaching the twine to the Thanks Tag

Step 6

Then I applied a small quantity of PVA glue to one end of each leaf and adhered it around the twine to create a wreath. The leaves look and feel like real autumn leaves!

The word was adhered to the centre of the wreath with foam mounting tape, and some twine was tied through the top of the tag. I added a little sticker to complete the sentiment.

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The sticker at the bottom completes the sentiment on this Thanks Tag.

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