Gel Press ® is rolling out the NEW plate size geared to all the creatives that would like to create their own background papers for 12 X 12 Scrapbook Projects!  Yes, this new plate size is perfect for those that want to make projects or pages using the popular 12 X 12 paper, but can’t find just want you want.  Now you can create your own!  Let us show you how! Also you can visit us at  Scrapbook Expo Somerset, NJ  Happening NOW!

Supplies:  12 X 12 Gel Press ® Plate, Various Paints, Brayer, Stencils Photos, Gold/Silver Krylon Pens, Kraft Cardstock, Various Sticker and other scrapbook supplies.

Gel Press ® 12 X 12 Plate
Gel Press ® 12 X 12 Plate
Step 1: Add Paint
Step 1: Add Paint

For this set of pages the Hombre Affect was wanted.  Brayer the paint so it blends but stays in a stripe pattern.

Step 2: Brayer
Step 2: Brayer

For this step we started in the white paint and moved out to the colors.

Step 3: Place paper on the Gel Press ® plate, press firmly and pull paper off.
Step 3: Place paper on the Gel Press ® plate, press firmly and pull paper off.

The areas where the Kraft Paper are showing was done by not pressing AS firmly.  This gives a more distressed look/feel.

Step 5: Place Stencil on your Gel Press ® Plate.
Step 4: Place Stencil on your Gel Press ® Plate.
Step 5: Apply paint over the stencil and brayer through the stencil.
Step 5: Apply paint over the stencil and brayer through the stencil.

The paint was applied in a different order to show up on the already pulled paper.

Step 6: Lift the stencil off the Gel Press ® then press the original "pulled" paper on the plate. Press Firmly
Step 6: Lift the stencil off the Gel Press ® then press the original “pulled” paper on the plate. Press Firmly!

You will get the stenciled image on top of your original pull.  LET DRY

Step 6: Create your pages as you would with purchased 12 X 12 paper!
Step 7: Create your pages as you would with purchased 12 X 12 paper!
A closer look at your 12 X 12 Scrapbook Pages
A closer look at your 12 X 12 Scrapbook Pages
Scrapbook Paper Made Using Gel Press ® 12 X 12 Plate
Scrapbook Paper Made Using Gel Press ® 12 X 12 Plate
How the stenciled image looks when the stencil is lifted.
How the stenciled image looks when the stencil is lifted.
Winter or Frozen Theme
Winter or Frozen Theme
Autumn Theme
Autumn Theme

We invited a couple of our Creative Team Members to join the fun and these are the layouts they created!

Halloween
Halloween
Beach Theme Pages by Sandee
Beach Theme Pages by Sandee
Bloom Where You Are Planted by Cindi
Bloom Where You Are Planted by Cindi
Birthday Layout by Sandee
Birthday Layout by Sandee

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Kristi, Gel Press Creative Team Lead

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  1. Love! I just bought the big 12 x 14 Gel Press plate–guess I should have waited. But I don’t think my life will be complete until I have one in every size and shape lol!

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