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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Gel Press : Earth Day Blog Hop, Keep the Earth in Balance








Thank you for joining our first Gel Press Blog Hop!  We will have a challenge every month!  This gives you the opportunity to play along AND win a Gel Press for yourself! 


Enter by going to all of the blogs.   Leave a comment on the Gel Press Blog telling us your favorite project!  You can comment bewteen now and April 7!  Winner to be announced on Gel Press Junkies on FB and Gel Press product page April 8th!  You will have your 8" Round Gel Press to make a project to play along with our Earth Day designs April 22! Enjoy the projects and good luck!




I believe strongly in helping our planet in any way I can.  Recycle, upcycle, and reuse!  Scraps, and prints from my artwork are always saved.  I never know when I need it for my art!  Gel Press is a fun way to recycle and reuse prints and scraps from your Gel Press mono printing sessions. 

Supplies:

Gel Press - 8" round
Gel Press mono prints from your stash
Brayer
White paint, green, pigment inks, 
Ink Pen
Stencils




Main stencil used with Gel Press and white paint.  The Gel Press mono print plate is pliable and will pick up small details! 


Add a few dots of paint to your 8" round Gel Press, brayer to cover surface, and place your stencil over it.


Look through you mono prints and find one that would look cool with the white paint stencil overlay.  Place the print face down on top of the Gel Press with the stencil on it.



This is the basic print that came from using the 8" round Gel Press mono printing plate with the white paint and stencil.  See how the print from your stash is changed!  Where the negative spaces of the stencil are open, the white paint will print.  The positive area is where the original color is left.



Repeat this overlay process with stencils and other paint colors.  The leaves were colored in with ink and a brush, the flowers a stencil and inks.


Close up of print detail.


Write the word "balance," in black gel pen.  Letter stencils or stamps using black permanent ink can be used as well.  This finished print will be matted and framed to hang or give as a gift.


Cre8tiveLea Yours - Lea




38 comments:

  1. Great combination of colors, lovely!

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  2. Wonderful colors and love the print! Thanks for inspiring!~kim

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  3. i love the layering of techniquies! The gel press looks like so much fun!

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    1. It is! Layering is so easy with the Gel Press. Very addicting.

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  4. Great colors and combinations of patterns!

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    1. Thank you Cindi. Color and patterns make me happy.

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  5. I love the use of materials and colors!

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  6. I love the colors and that round stencil! Perfect for the round plate. Love this print!!

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  7. Love the colors! I love those paints!

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  8. Love the colors.....very pretty!

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  9. Love that you layer right over the top of other prints - an artist's work is never done!

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    1. Thank you Teresa. The journey is fun

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  10. love the colours ..... thanks for the steps and inspiration.

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  11. thanks for the step by step instruction, very nice !!
    Wiebine

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  12. Very nice layering! And lovely colors :oD

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  13. I often have prints that don't seem to have anything in particular to recommend them. Adding more layers never seems to make things better for me. However, the idea of using the white to mask out much of the background is brilliant!! Thank you for bringing this idea to my attention!

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