Thursday, April 28, 2016

Gel Press is "blooming" wonderful!

 Gel Press now has their own Youtube channel so if you are looking for inspiration when getting out your plate to create something you will have hours of inspiration to peruse through. And you can start with mine, lol I used my 6x6 plate to create a first pull and a ghost print pull which I used in making my ATC for Grumbacher's Official Fanpage monthly challenge . ( Enter cause they reward you with prizes for participating! How cool is that? )

I think I love my ghost print pulls more than the first pull, how about you?

Check out my video and please give me "thumbs up" if you liked it remember to subscribe to the Gel Press channel!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gel Press + DecoArt SoSoft = T-shirt

I have Monarch's on the brain, it happens every spring. I begin to think of helping butterflies and other pollinators in my garden so I made a Monarch inspired T-shirt. It was so easy to print on a T-shirt using my Gel Press  and

I hope your fly on over to the Gel Press blog and see how it came out. It would make a great summer project to do with the kids and adults alike!

Friday, April 22, 2016

something different

I've never played with Neon colors before, I have a friend Tamiko who loves bright spunky colors but I have always been a more subdued conservative colorist...but I really enjoyed playing with these juicy eye-popping combinations of color. I think she is rubbing off on me, lol
Sperm Pollination - $125.00

They are by DecoArt and if you haven't tried Neon, then may I make a suggestion?
Try them, you might like them as much as I do now.

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.

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.