Monday, June 27, 2016

Wacky Hawaiin Flowers

My sister is vacationing in Hawaii this week.  She has talked about going to Hawaii since she was little.

I think these flowers are sort of Hawaiian.





PEACE!!

Cyndi

Creative Heart Monday - Dogwood Branches



Happy Creative Heart Monday!!


Today, we are using our Gel Press™ prints again to make pretty pink petals for dogwood flowers.  I have a dogwood tree in my yard.  Unfortunately, it blooms intermittantly.  We planted some bushes in front of it that block the sun and it's too big to move at this point.  So, I'm going to pretend (in this project) that this is what my flowers look like.

I used some acrylic paint and stencils for the background.  Then, made two Gel Press™ prints for my petals.  To make the prints, I used pink and white paint, a circle stencil, and a rubber trivet that I purchased at the Dollar Store.

Here we go.............



List of Supplies

8" X 8" canvas panel
Americana Craft Paints - Bahama Blue, Blue Peacock, Chiffon Blue, Titanium White, Carbon Black, Pink
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Magenta.
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
Faber-Castell Pitt Pen - Black
Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen - Light Grey
Sakura Gellyroll Pen - White
Black Charcoal Pencil
Black Oil Pastel
Stencils - Donna Downey (Mini Numbers), Honeycomb, Crackled,
Rubber Trivet

Here are some close-ups of the Gel Press prints












Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi

Monday, June 20, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Two Videos This Time!!



Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!!

This week, things are a little different.  Last week was, extremely, busy for me and I never got around to making a "real" Creative Heart Monday project.

So....I'm trying to make up for it by including 2 videos.  The first one is a video of a project that I made for the Gel Press Blog a couple of months ago.  The post was a "step-by-step" with photos.  I filmed the project, but did not include the video in the post.......so here it is.......








Check out the "step-by-step" post on the Gel Press Blog for supplies.

Now for Number Two

I've been taking an online class by Donna Downey - Abstract Florals.  I just love her abstract flower paintings, and would love to be able to create lovely abstract pieces.  Over the past couple of years, I have taken several of her shorter, online, classes, and have always been very pleased.  I, finally, couldn't stand it anymore and signed up for the Abstract Florals course.  I have not been disappointed.  She includes so many videos.  She does each painting "start-to-finish" and she is very easy to listen to.  I have taken many, many online classes by other artists....most I like....there have been one or two that I ended up disappointed (but it's all personal preference)....I'm sure that others were able to get more out of them than me.

Anyway.....here's my first attempt at a painting from the course.  It's wack.  I think that when I have the video camera on, I tend to rush thru things (which is kind of ridiculous because I can always hi-speed in editing).  I'm going to be working on my flowers and backgrounds this week.  As I go, I'll put some pix on my blog and Facebook, so that we can see if I'm getting any better.









List of Supplies

8" X 10" canvas
Liquitex White Gesso
Liquitex Basics - Deep Purple Hue, Magenta Light Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics - Green Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, Red Iron Oxide, Hansa Yellow, Teal
Miscellaneous Brushes


Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi

Monday, June 13, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Two Gel Print Paintings



Happy Creative Heart Monday!!



Today, I'm working on a couple small pieces that I'm making for a little (very little) arts market thing that I'm doing next Saturday.  In an effort to build some inventory, I'm doing two pieces at the same time in this video.

Here we go...........




List of Supplies

2 - 4" X 6" canvases
Scrapbook paper
Gel Press prints
Decou-Page
American Paint - Bahama Blue, Chiffon Blue, Titanium White, Mustard Seed
DecoMedia Paint - Raw Umber
Alphabet stamps
Black Charcoal Pencil
Face Rubber Stamp - Hampton Art #DF2282 "Square Face Frame"
Black Ranger Archival Inkpad








Wish me luck at the Gainesville Arts Market next weekend!!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Friday, June 10, 2016

Get Zen with Gel Press™

Gel Press Zentangle Art Cover


Welcome to the Gel Press Blog Hop featuring Zentangle inspired projects by all of our great creative team. Hop through all of the posts then visit the Gel Press™ Blog and comment on how you were inspired. One person 18 or over will win a Petite Set! Go to the Gel Press Junkie page on Facebook page and share your Gel Press creations! "LIKE" our product page for the latest news on All Things Gel Press!

I used to Zentangle A LOT!!  I love the meditative process of the "Tangles".  I don't know why I stopped doing it. This project has gotten me excited about incorporating Zentangle into my Gel Press™ projects. (which you all know that I have a hard time getting through any project without adding a Gel Press™ printed paper in it somewhere).

For this project, using my 8"X 10" Gel Press™ Plate and Americana Paints, I made a plain "Bahama Blue" print, then using Citron Green, and covering part of it with ripped cardstock, I made a second pull..........


Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup


then I did it again, using Titanium White...............
Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup

and again with some Burnt Sienna
Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup

Outlined the sections and started Zentangling with a black pen.
Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup

Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup

Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup


Cut a heart out of black cardstock and stamped "hope" on a ripped bookpage.

Adhered everything with Decou-Page and put it in a little, matted frame.

Gel Press Zentangle Art Framed

Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup

Gel Press Zentangle Art Closeup

Gel Press Zentangle Hope


Quick, easy, and "Zenful"!!

Now, hop on over to see more Zen projects from our, very talented, Creative Design Team!!

PEACE!

Cyndi Cesare
Gel Press Creative Design Team
CeeCee Studio
ceeceeart.blogspot.com

Monday, June 6, 2016



Happy Monday to all of you Creative Hearts!!



Today, I'm working on a, mixed media, painting using acrylic paint, Gel Press prints...surprise...that's different. (haha)  Actually, it is a little different.  I didn't really have a plan at the beginning.  I just knew that I wanted a yellowish/goldish background, but I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the flowers.

I'm going to do a little (very little) local, art festival on the 18th of this month, so I'm making some pieces to display.  I'm trying to make pieces in all price ranges.  I have some tiny pieces that I'll show you later this week.

But, this is what I made for today......here we go....




List of Supplies

14" X 20" wooden panel
Liquitex white gesso
Liquitex Basics - Black
Miscellaneous stencils
Gel Press prints
Pigma Micron Black Pen
Black Charcoal pencil
Mod Podge Matte
Fineliner bottle w/black acrylic paint
Golden Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta







Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!!

Cyndi

Friday, June 3, 2016

Set of Cards made with Gel Press prints.

Hello all!!

I have a post of the Gel Press blog today.  It's a step-by-step how-to for making this set of cards. Please check it out!!



http://www.gelpressblog.com/gel-press-set-of-cards/



PEACE!!

Cyndi