Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hop Along and Win a Gel Press Plate - "Stained Glass" Project!!

                                             


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!  This month you can win an 8" Round Gel Press Plate!!  

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.

PEACE!

Cyndi


57 comments:

  1. Love the colors, depth and stained glass look! Thanks for the inspiration! God bless.

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  2. lovvve the colorssss.. I am so inspired!!!

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  3. Lovely and layered!!! Taking those colors fills my heart!

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  4. OMG!!!! Love this!! Definitely going to try to make one. Will wait to see if I win the plate first, if not will have to break down and get one myself!! Thanks for the inspiration, you did an awesome job!

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    1. Thank you and, YES, you should definitely try it. I hope you win!!

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  5. This was fun to watch! Thanks for the inspiration! I'd love to win the jelly plate...I don't have one and they look like so much fun!!!

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    1. Thank you and they are fun! I hope you win!

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  6. Gorgeous! Plus you make geometry look like fun.

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    1. Thank you! It's funny because I usually do flowers....but I really love geometric shapes.

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Lovely work!!

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  8. Gorgeous! I really love the layering and amazing prints!~kim

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  9. This is a wonderful idea for a mandala I'm designing.

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    1. It would be a good idea for a mandala.....I might try that too! Thanks!

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  10. This is so beautiful and what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. The video was a huge help! this looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad the video helped.

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  12. It really does look like a stained glass window - just lovely!

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    1. Thank you. I didn't realize that it was going to resemble stained glass until I finished.

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  13. What material did you use to do the gel prints? I love the results.

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    1. Thank you!! I used a very cheap pad of paper that I purchased at the Dollar Store. It was just called "Drawing Paper". I usually do prints on copy paper or tracing paper, but I didn't have any. The Dollar Store pad worked fine.

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  14. Beautiful project! Need to try this.

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    1. Thank you.....and, yes, you should try it!

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  15. Very fun project! LOVE the layers!

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  16. Such gorgeous colors and patterns!!

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  17. What a cool and creative idea. Here I go. I hope mine turns out as colorful as yours!
    suzschultz23(at)aol(d0t)com

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  18. Love all the beautiful patterns, and I'm very impressed with your geometry skills!

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  19. Beautiful and definitely a project I would like to try.

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  20. wow loved your spread thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win

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    1. Thank you and good luck....hope you win.

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  21. Very interesting to watch you put this amazing project together! Lots of great ideas and am loving all the inspiration. Thanks soo much.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment!!

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    2. I love how you made this project! a super idea!
      thank you for the inspiration,
      Wiebine

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  22. Great project.... I have a 'thing' about circles too, so love seen others ideas.
    By the way, I am a Stitcher who uses paper as my fabric. I don't quilt, however I couldn't live without my quilting rulers or squares, to cut paper, line things up etc. Easy to cut strips, or squares. Just thought with your working out of sizes, could have done it by laying a quilting square ruler on top, especially as are they marked 1/8 1/4 etc

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    1. Thank you......and what a great idea....quilting squares. I've seen those before and I'm definitely getting one. This project has gotten me in the mood to do some similar things and the quilting rulers would be perfect. Thank you...thank you!

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  23. Gorgeous! The design and the colors! (even with the math! lol)

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  24. To me, there is something very special about a round print! It adds another element of surprise to whatever you are doing! I love that you make us exercise our brains a bit with all that math! I'm using my new, small, gel press plate, and I'll have to say there is something different about it - I love the surface. Don't quite know how to describe it, but it is very nice to use.

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  25. What a beautiful quilt card. I am always looking for thing to do with my gel prints...have not yet had the opportunity to try the circle plate and would love to.
    Thanks.
    marimuseinpt@gmail.com

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