Enter by going to all of the blogs. Leave a comment on the Gel Press Blog telling us your favorite project! You can comment between now and April 7th! Winner to be announced on Gel Press Junkies on Facebook 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!
Here's my project!
I started out by making 12 round prints on my 8" Gel Press plate. These prints are very random. For this project, you really don't need to put a lot of thought into it.........just keep putting paint and stencils on the plate. That's what's so wonderful about printing on the Gel Press - everything looks cool. The photos on the left are the first pulls and the ones on the right are the, completed, prints.
Here's how they started out -
Now, this was the "somewhat" hard part. I had to go back to my geometry days to figure out the measurements for the squares inside the circles. The circles in the squares are easy - just measure the diameter of the square and cut out a circle the same size.
To make the squares fit inside the circles, measure the diameter of the circle and that is going to be the diagonal measurement for your square.....for example....if your circle is 4", draw a line 4", then another 4" line that bisects the first line exactly in the middle, making a right angle, then draw lines, connecting all corners to make a square. The square should fit, perfectly (or pretty close) in the circle.
For each circle and square that I made, I cut another one 1/4" smaller. Then I started layering them. Here's a quick video to show how I put this together.
I used fluid matte medium to put them down.
Then, I used a black charcoal pencil to shade around each circle and square to give the whole piece some depth.
When it was finished, I sprayed it with a, glossy fixative.
Now.....hop on over to the next blog on the list below to enter for your chance to win the 8" Round Gel Press Plate.