Gel Press ™ prints are perfect to design layered journal pages
Gel Press ™ prints are perfect to design layered journal pages

Layer Gel Press ™ prints to create a dimensional, textured journal page or an altered book page.


8×10 or larger Gel Press ™ Plate

Product with Gel

Paints (DecoArt used)


Scrap Gel Press ™ prints

Writing stamp

Permanent ink

Permanent ink pen

Gel Pens

Adhesive – double-sided suggested or paper glue





1.   Find a Gel Press ™ print from your stash and stamp the writing words with permanent ink.  Do this as many times as it takes to fill the page.  Set aside.



2.  Take other prints and rip many coordinating colors to fill your journal page.  Glue them down like a patch work quilt.



3.  Another mono printed piece is die cut with a pattern that you can see through to bottom print .  The first piece with the stamped words is adhered to patterned cardstock.  The die cut piece is adhered on top.  Lastly, a square of printed book paper is cut into a square and adhered on the left side.  All of this is adhered to the journal page.    This gives dimension, depth, and interest.



4,  Paint, permanent marker, more stamping, and a hand-made flower finishes the look to the journal pages with my flair and expressions.  The image of the woman is a graphic design I created and printed on vellum and adhered on the little square.  Numbers and the words “inside out” was added as a symbolic part of the art piece.  Gel pens, and permanent ink used.

Whether a journal or an altered book, layering with Gel Press ™  offers fabulous results!


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Cre8tiveLea Yours – Lea





This article has 6 Comments

  1. First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question which
    I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts
    prior to writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing
    my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy
    writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend
    to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
    Many thanks!

    1. Great question! First of all, practice really helps. I have been doing this for years and years. For magazines, an editor might change a word or two and I’ve learned from that. I basically go through the steps on how I designed the project. Because I take many pictures, it refreshes my memory. Add tips or information about a product that is helpful. You can Google “how to write for a blog,” that can help you. Look at “how to” articles in arts and crafting magazine. In the beginning, I just express what I felt doing the project, what might be different – like printing on a CD, etc…anything as a basic intro. I sit and think before I write. But, if you have an idea of what you want to share like why you created your project, it can help! Good luck!

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