Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gel Press Earth Day blog hop

Welcome to the Gel Press Earth Day Blog Hop!  We want to encourage you to reuse and recycle with Gel Press.  Have you thought of making Gel Press Prints on old maps?  What about old Christmas cards or even magazines?  Hop around and see what our designers have come up with for Earth Day.  We will be giving away a prize again for the comments on the Gel Press Blog listing what your favorite project was and why.  We will accept comments from April 20 - April 24.  The winner will be announced April 25th on our FB Page and on Gel Press Junkies FB page!  Good Luck!

I can't wait to see what everyone created!
Here are the links to hop along:
Sandee ( you are here )



Hi everyone! Sandee here today to talk about creating some celestial love for Earth Day with my Gel Press Plates.

This is the finished project.



Supplies
paint
brayer
paper
I began making the "planet prints" after I had played around during the day making some random fun prints and this is what my 8' round plate looked like at the end of the day, and this is what you want to start with, a grungy dried up painted plate!

The first step is to cover the plate with a thick coat of paint.

                   
Cover the plate with a piece of paper and gently press down, not too hard, this print is not what you are going to use. The function of this pull is to remove some of the excess paint.
 It really isn't much to look at but it served it's purpose.


You can now see the 2 layers of paint that's left on the plate better. 
Place a piece of paper over the plate again, but this time press harder!

When you pull off the paper you will get a more dramatic print.


And this is the print after pulling it off the plate. I had played a lot that day with my plate so I made a couple of cool looking planets and I cut them out to use later.

The next step is making a background print for the planet. 
I added some paint on top of my 12x14" Gel Press plate and used my brayer to create swirls. I was going for the glow from the planet kinda look, and then pulled a print from that.

The last step is gluing the planet onto the background and then embellishing it if you want to. I go into a little more detail how I added some details to the mono print to enhance it, and you can also see the other print I made also in this video 



Thanks for looking, and if you’d like more inspiration, you can visit Gel Press on Pinterest or like our Facebook page  Gel Press and our fan group Gel Press Junkies.

19 comments:

kmd said...

There's no post that I see...

Jean said...

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Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Ooooh grungey paint looks like an awesome and fun technique, gotta do this. Beautiful project.

Gail Green said...

This looks like a fun combination of techniques and textures...thanks for sharing!

MisS MiKO said...

woot woot wonderifically done!!! Love your video too

Keri Sallee said...

beautiful planet!!!!

Sandee Setliff said...

I've been told that people are having a hard time leaving a comment, and I apologize, I have no idea why. :(

Classygirl said...

Looks like you had fun! Love the texture!

Lea Cioci said...

Very cool! Very celestrial, which I love!

Donna said...

Beautiful! I loved your finished project!

Suzy800 said...

This looks like a fun technique and I love the outcome!! I'll have to give this a go.
Yvonne. 😊

Jean said...

Love this!! You rocked it!

Helen Gullett said...

What a cool art! Love it!

Cindi Bisson McGee said...

Wow - love the effect of starting with the "grungy" plate, and the celestial effect!

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool!

Carole Monahan-Kampfe said...

The best images are usually the ghost images ! This was. Awaesome!

SandraD said...

Beautiful piece.. The round plate looks like a ton of fun to work with!

Carolyn Morgan said...

I love the last step with the spiral before you placed planet earth. So much inspiration to play!

Lieve said...

A great planet-project for Earth Day ! The other planets look great as well !
Thank you for sharing your creativity.