Fields of Gold

Last night I heard Sting’s Fields of Gold, I immediately thought, make some gold-ish prints on my Gel Press plate.  In this piece, I used my prints as collage paper to create a landscape. List of Supplies 6″ Round Gel Press Printing Plate 11″ X 14″ Strathmore Bristol Paper Various Acrylic Paints (Metallics and Flat) Brayer Various handmade and purchased stencils and markmaking combs Once we start printing on our Gel…

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Sketching on Gel Press Prints

  I have created a short “how to” video for using your Gel Press prints…..even those that you thought had no further life. By using your Gel Press prints as  backgrounds to sketches you introduce another dimension to your art, adding texture and interest. Each raw print was chosen as I tried to see a subject in the print or maybe  for the colours themselves. If no image is immediately obvious it…

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Double Dipping with Gel Press

Here are some non-stamp or stencil ideas for creating patterns in your Gel Press.  Bubble wrap, a silicone flower trivet with etched design, various materials and such that have woven patterns, and I have a bunch of faux finish combing tools from Plaid Enterprises.  Mostly developed for walls, I use them in my art!!! How do I store my dried Gel Press monoprints?  I have a designated folder for the…

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Gel Press Print Circle Art

I made a quick piece of art, using my Gel Press Prints that I created on my 6″ Gel Press Plate.  I make tons of prints. Once you get started…..you just can’t stop. So I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the prints into my art.   List of Supplies: Strathmore Bristol paper Prints created on Gel Press Printing Plate       Decou-page Liquitex Gesso-White Liquitex Basics – Light Blue…

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Spread Your Wings and Fly With Gel Press

Basic Supplies: Gel Press – 8×10 Acrylic Paint – Plaid Enterprises Surface to print on Brayer Stencils     Add paint.  A little goes a long way!! Brayer the colors together.  Note:  you can use a small painter’s trowel if you want to keep the colors more separated and spread them out before brayering. Press a stencil onto the Gel Press. Press whole surface onto Gel Press and smooth over…

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The Creative Team is Gel Press Obsessed

Creative Team Announcement

We were thrilled and excited to have so many GREAT applications for this Creative Team!  I am pleased to announce the 2016 Creative Team for Gel Press! Ann Strecko Koeman Ann is a Mixed Media artist who lives and creates near Ottawa, Ontario Canada,   a mother  of two terrific teens, the wife of a very busy businessman, and the servant to one fluffy cat.  From sewing and most needle…

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The Creative Team is Gel Press Obsessed

Creative Team Call

Gel Press is looking for creative individuals to join our Creative Team! We would love to see your individual style in mixed media, stencil use and more.  · Applications are being accepted until: February 15, 2016. · Gel Press Creative Team Applicants will be notified by February 20, 2016.  · Gel Press Design Team members will serve March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.    Expectations: ·         Create 2 projects per month for the…

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