Silk Autumn Wall Hanging with Gel Press®

Welcome back! If you haven’t figured it out yet, Autumn is my favorite season! This is the only time of year I play with Autumn colors in my Art. A while back I tried to print both my Jacquard cotton and silk sheets through my Inkjet printer. It just wouldn’t work … SO! Why not use them on my Gel Press ® plates??! I LOVE the way the silk and…

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Pick-up printing with Gel Press®

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Every year, about 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are reported nationwide and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. Getting mammograms regularly can help prevent breast cancer.  Today I created a mixed media piece to honor, encourage and to remember all those who have suffered with…

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A picture of a piece of art with a head, a feather, and the quote 'Hope is the thing with feathers'

Art That Inspires for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello! I’m excited to share this project, as it has a lot of personal meaning. My mom and aunt are breast cancer survivors, and so Breast Cancer Awareness Month is important to me. I was motivated by the idea of making a gift for someone dealing with a diagnosis, or even just a friend who could use an inspirational gift. There’s a lot going on in this piece, in my usual Plus One…

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Art of Well Being Blog Hop

Last month our fabulous Gel Press® Design Team focused on going back to basics with techniques for their monthly blog hop.  I’d like to continue along those lines with a back to basics of sorts with the philosophy of our parent company, PolyGel, which is a “continuing commitment to advancing life and improving well-being”. I asked them to dig deep and think about how ART helps improve each one of their…

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ATC Collage with Gel Press®

ATC = Artist Trading Card.  This is an art card designed and given to other artists.  Many times at conventions or swaps.  The size is usually 2.5″x3″. Supplies: 3×5 Gel Press® Monoprinting Plate Brayer Colourarte Silk Acrylic Paints – Teal Zircon, Sunburst, and Sunflower 2.5″x3″ heavy surface (chipboard, cardboard, etc.) Collage images Rubber stamps – Scribble Handwriting, Crisscross pattern Permanent ink – Red, Teal Mica Powder – Gold or Interference…

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Asian Inspired Artist Trading Cards with Gel Press®

ASIAN INSPIRED ARTIST TRADING CARDS WITH GEL PRESS® Gel Press® prints are perfect bold backgrounds for a number of creative projects including mixed-media canvases, scrapbook layouts, cards, ATC’s and more.  But when you want just a hint of pattern, sometimes a very simple ghost print is the perfect solution. Materials:  8 x 10″ Gel Press® Plate DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint – Romance, Rouge, Rustic DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic…

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Creative Faith with Gel Press®

Good Morning Creatives!! Today I am very excited to share with you a project that is near and dear to my heart. Probably a year ago, I bought the black cross memory tray from Hobby Lobby (mainly because it was on clearance for like $4 and hello! What creative doesn’t add to their stash with that good of a deal?!) It’s been sitting in my studio since then, gathering dust…

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Art-journaling with Gel Press ®

Hi everyone! It’s Elena here and today  I want to share some ideas for creating an Art-journal layout with Gel Press® Plate. 5″ x 7″ Gel Press® Round 8″ Gel Press® Supplies 5″ x 7″ Gel Press® Plate 8″ Round Gel Press® Plate DecoArt Acrylic paint White Gesso Brayer Embellishments as you like Tutorial First add small drops of acrylic paints randomly on the Gel Press plate. Brayer the paint and use as a stamp on…

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Printing on Bleeding Art Tissue With Gel Press®

Kathy Adams here today to share with you what happened when I gel printed on bleeding art tissue.  I bought a package with 10 bright colors a while back and didn’t use it for months.  I love to print on deli paper and regular tissue because it works so well with collage. So I wanted to try printing on this colored tissue that bleeds when it comes in contact with…

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Mini Art Journal Cover with Gel Press®

I found some small, blank, journals at a big box store in the $1.00 bin.  I knew that I could do something with them some day…..today’s that day!!   The journals are 5″ X 7″, so they were perfect for the 5″ X 7″ Gel Press® Plate.       Supplies 5″ X 7″ Gel Press Plate White copy paper Americana Craft Paint – Citron Green, Festive Green, Calypso Blue, Chiffon…

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