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 old maps? What about old Christmas cards or even magazines? Hop 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 what your favorite project was and why. We will accept comments from April 20 - April 24. The winner will be announced April 25th on our Facebook Page and on Gel Press™ Junkies FB page! Good Luck!
Here's my Earth Day piece.
Of course, the first thing that I needed were some Gel Press™ prints. I used my 8" round Gel Press™ plate.
Added a few dabs of acrylic paint - Teal, Blue, White, and off white.
(all paint - Americana by DecoArt)
Spread them out with the brayer.
and,.....made a "pull"
Next......one for the land.
I used green and metallic copper.
Brayered it out.
and.....made a "pull"
I used a 10" X 10" pre-gessoed canvas for the project. It's hard to see here, but I brushed out some white and off-white onto the canvas.
Then, I did a little stenciling with some purple, teal, off white, and raw umber.
Pushed the stenciling back a little bit by using my scraper and gesso to create a "veil".
Now....all of those Gel Press™ print scraps
Cut out 12 little people.
Now, don't laugh....these are my continents.
Because, I never measure, I realized that my "Earth" was too big for my canvas, so I cut out the appropriate size, (I forgot to take a picture of my "cut out" earth, but look how cool the rest of the earth looks....I can use it in another piece of art)
Now, hop on over to the next post!!
Cyndi - You are here!!
That's it. Happy Earth Day!!!!