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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gel Press: Scrapped Treasures from Under the Sea - 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 an old map?  What about prints on magazines or even Christmas Cards?

Hope around and see what our designers have come up with for this hop.  We will be GIVING AWAY a prize again for the comments on the Gel Press Blog listing your favorite project and why.

We will accept comments from April 20th through April 24th.  The winner will be announced April 25th on our FB page and on Gel Press Junkies page!  Good Luck!!!

Lea      You Are Here




Many techniques are incorporated with this design using scraps of wood pieces + wood pieces, old papers, and Gel Press printed papers.

Gel Press Mono Printing on Wood

Supplies:

8x10 Gel Press Mono Printing Plate - or any size that fits your project
Wood pieces and scraps - scraps I used were left from punching out of cut wood
Paint
Brayer
Adhesive

1.  For basic printing, brayer colors onto your Gel Press Plate.  Using monochromatic (same color family)  shades and a touch of white for 3D effects.

2.  Press wood face down onto plate, and carefully lift up.  AMAZING!  No primer, just beautifully covered wood..




1.  A scrap of Gel Press printed paper was used.  Wax was used over the surface to create a shiny water look, then framed with 3 pieces of cardstock.

2.  Decorative paper layers are used to further create a layout - Bo Bunny Papers.

3.  Glue wood pieces on layout in a pleasing design.

4.  Optional:  Add Distressed inks or other inks to give it a vintage, or more underwater look.

Creat and share your designs on the FB Gel Press Junkies Page!  And for more ideas and information, please check out our Gel Press FB Page .





Cre8tiveLea Yours - Lea
















29 comments:

  1. oh this is awesome.. :) Love it!!

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    1. Thank you. Hate painting wood and was so happy that I can use my Gel Press and make it dimensional too

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  3. My favorite theme - the ocean! Love it! :0)

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    1. Oooo, turtles and sea horses are my fab. Thanks Cindi

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    1. Thank you Carole! I liked this experiment because I hate to prime and paint wood with a brush. This is easy and adds depth to items.

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  5. Love it! Great idea to use wood.. I will have to try that! So many ideas now! :)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you have a lot of ideas from this blog hop!

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  6. Great combination of colours, materials and techniques !

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