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Monday, June 27, 2016

Watercolor Markers with Gel Press®

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Gel Press® is a malleable, surface with a lot of give so that all details come out with richness!

Want to learn how to use dye based inks and watercolor markers with the Gel Press®?  Check my post on the GP blog!  Click the link and see!






This is just a little sample of what can be achieved!!!!




Experiment with mixing up prints and over printing with stencils, other stamps, etc.

Cre8tiveLea yours,   Lea













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Friday, June 10, 2016

Zentangle Blog Hop: Here Comes the Sun with Gel Press ™





Zentangle Journal Page


Welcome to the Gel Press ™ Blog Hop featuring Zentangle inspired projects by all of our great creative team.  Hop through all posts then come back here and comment on how you were inspired. One person, 18 years or older, will win a PETITE SET!  Go to the Gel Press ™ Junkies Facebook page and share your Gel Press ™ creations!  "LIKE" our product Facebook page for the latest news on All Things Gel Press ™!








Supplies:

4" round and 5x7 or 8x10 Gel Press ™ plate
Paint - yellow, orange, red & then shades of blue and green for journal page
Brayer
Print paper of choice
Other printed images cut out
Pattern stamps and permanent ink
Grass stencil
Computer words, permanent markers
Paper towels
Journal 
Scissors and glue


1.  Brayer the paint on your round plate.  Take the tip of the brush handle and draw Zentangle patterns on it.  Then print on paper of your choice.  Set aside. 


Zentangled Print


2.  On  5X7 or 8x10 plate, add a couple shades of blue and green paint - blue on top and green on the bottom.  Lift plate like a rubber stamp and press on your journal page.  Use a paper towel to spread the colors out and mix more.  Use stamps and ink to stamp over the background making a subliminal pattern.







3.  Use the stencil and stencil some grass with green ink.  Cut out Zentangle circle and adhere it to the left side of the journal page.  To make it blend in a bit, I tapped the edge of the larger plate with the blue area on a couple of the edges of the Zentangle circle.  Add the dragonfly and flowers over stenciled grass.  Add a little more stenciled grass.

4.  Lastly, add the quote from "Here Comes the Sun," by the Beatles.  The word "I" was changed to "it" because the sun is a surrealistic interpretation of my expression!


Here are the links to the Blogs:

Lea           You Are Here





Cre8tiveLea Yours, Lea