Friday, July 29, 2016

Gel Press® and ETI Earrings and More Blog Hop

Welcome to the ETI/Gel Press® Blog Hop.  The designers for both companies have been creating wonderful projects.  Please leave a comment on the Gel Press® blog and on the Resin Crafts blog as to which projects you found most interesting or inspiring.  One winner will be picked, at random, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 10pm CST.  The winner will get both Petite sets of Gel Press® plates and ETI Jewelry Resin!  Hop now through Sunday! Winner must be 18 or over and live in the USA.  Good Luck!

Gel Press Petites and ETI Resin


I love making jewelry!  I've made a lot of pieces using my Gel Press® prints.

Earrings with Tiny Gems

Gel Press Jewelry


Gel Press® prints - I chose similar colors, yet one is lighter.
Square earrings bezels
Tiny gems
Tweezer to pick up gems


1.  Cut two squares to fit earrings

2.  Cut two smaller accent pieces for centers

3.  Dab a bit of glue in center of earring bezel and attach the square Gel Press® prints

4.  Brush a tiny bit of glue on back of accent print and attach to center of each earring

5.  Using tweezers to pick up each gem, dip in a bit of glue then attach to earrings, as desired.

6.  Give the glue 15 minutes to completely dry

7.  Squeeze Resin into cup up to the first line

8.  Squeeze Hardener into the same cup up to the second line

9.  Using the stick that comes in the ETI package, stir mixture thoroughly for 2 minutes, scraping the edges of the cup.  Then pour the mixture into the second cup and stir again.

10. Pour mixture into each earring up to the top.  Be very careful not to create bubbles.  If you do have a few bubbles, pop them immediately.  

11. Set your project aside and allow to completely harden. (at least 24, preferably 48 hours)

ETI looks cloudy when first poured, but it dries crystal clear and very, very hard.  That's what makes it great for jewelry.  However, do not let any of the mixture dry on your table, etc.  You will not be able to get it off!

Bracelet with Gems and Leather Strap

First, I made a Gel Press® print, using pink and purple paint.

Cut the paper to fit the bezel, and stamped the word "HOPE"

Attached the print to the bezel with a little glue. 

I added two tiny gems, filled the bezel with the ETI, using the instructions, above.

Added leather and....voila.....a cute little bracelet!!

Square Ring

I used the same process, except that I glued a black bead to the center of the Gel Press® print, then poured the ETI.

with a little stamping on the Gel Press® prints.


And... another ring
this time cutting my prints into thin pieces and gluing them down to create a layered effect.

Watch out....this can become addictive.  I still have more ETI left!!

Now keeping hopping to see more great Gel Press® and ETI projects!

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Cyndi Cesare
Gel Press® Creative Design Team


Monday, July 25, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Lindy's Stamp Gang and Gel Press Print Goldfish

I've never tried the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays before......but now I love them.  They are so shiny and glimmery.

My husband and I, recently, built a goldfish pond in our backyard.  After spraying the Lindy's on my wooden panel, it looked like water, so I, immediately, thought......goldfish.

I've started a new thing.  As you may know, my videos are short and sweet.  However, I've decided to put up "real time" videos, as well as my regular high speed videos, for those that would like to see the project at a little slower pace.  You can find the link to the "real time" video below the regular video.

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

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.



Monday, July 18, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Graphite Powder, India Ink, Yupo Paper - Paint it Black

Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

This week is really different.  I saw a video about Graphite powder, graphite crayons, and India Ink.  I wanted to try that's what I did in this video.  It's very abstract.

I tried out the graphite powder and crayons on regular Bristol paper, then tried out the India Ink and alcohol on Yupo paper.  I, definitely, want to work with this again....but this is what I came up with on my first try.........

Here's a link to the video that inspired me to try this.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How to Make Faux Washi Tape on the Gel Press Plate.

I think that I have mentioned before, that I have the daughter of a friend doing art with me now on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Alicia is 10 years old.  I was, actually, her nanny when she was two.  I didn't see them for several years, but we got back together a couple months ago.....and, wouldn't you know it.....Alicia loves art.  So we have been having lots of fun,

Here is our video from yesterday.  We watched Pink Poodle Crafts and Nina Ribena's videos on making washi tape, so we had to try it out for ourselves.

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



Monday, July 11, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - Tiny Dancer

Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

Today, I'm creating piece that is very similar to a larger piece that I did several months ago.  You may have seen the similar piece at the beginning and end of a few videos.  I wanted to do another one.....and I plan to do a series of these dancers (in different poses, of course).

Here we go........

List of Supplies

8" X 8" cradled wooden panel
Gel Press prints
Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker - Dark Grey
DecoArt Media - Paynes Grey, Titan Buff, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue
Americana Acrylics - Neon Pink
Golden - Quinacridone Magenta
Liquitex Gesso - White
Faber-Castell Pitt Pen - Black
Sakura Gellyroll Pen - White
Black Charcoal Pencil

Here's another that I did a couple months ago.

Check out my Facebook Group - Mixed Media Passion.  I would love for you to share your art, or just enjoy the art of others.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!



Monday, July 4, 2016

Creative Heart Monday - The Elephant

Happy Creative Heart Monday!!!!

and Happy 4th of July!!

Today, we have a mixed media piece, using a double canvas, Gel Press prints, and an Elephant Stencil.

My friend picks up canvases for me at thrift stores.  This one is really two canvases attached.  It was one of those printed canvases that you see at Kirklands, TJ Maxx, Target, etc.  I like to get used canvases and gesso over them....which is what I did here.

About a year ago, I discovered Diane Salter on Pinterest.  She is fantastic.  I thought I would try something kind of Diane Salter-esqe.  You will see that mine turns out kind of "wak", but, hey, they can't all be winners.

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

List of Supplies

Black Gesso
Gel Press prints
DecoMedia Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Titan Buff, Raw Umber
DecoArt - Titanium White, Chiffon Blue, Sea Glass
Faber-Castell Pitt Pen - Black
Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker- Black
Black Oil Pastel

I mentioned in the video that I would explain the "elephant" a little better.  However, I forgot to take some "still" shots.  Anyway, this is what I did.

I used an elephant mask from StencilGirl, traced around in on a piece of paper, made a, reduced, copy on cardstock, so that it would fit the canvas.  I drew lines, dividing up the elephant, cut them out and number them.  Then, using the cut up pieces at stencils, I cut the shapes out of Gel Press prints (and numbered them on the back).  This made it easier to piece the elephant together on the canvas.  I hope that this makes sense.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Also check out my video on the StencilGirl Blog today.



I'm on StencilGirl!!!!!!!

I am so thrilled to have a video on the StencilGirl Blog today.  Oh, and.....Happy 4th of July!!!!

You all know that I love the hot glue...and I love to make boxes.....soooooo

So, check out my video!



Friday, July 1, 2016

Give-A-Way - Drawing for a 3" X 5" Gel Press Plate

I'm having a Give-A-Way!!!!  

Subscribers to this blog and members of my Mixed Media Passion Facebook Page, have a chance to win a 3" X 5" Gel Press® Plate.  

All you have to do to enter the drawing is post a picture of one of your creations here on this post or on the Mixed Media Passion Facebook Page, on or before July 10, 2016.  

Obviously, it would be wonderful if you posted a piece that you have made on a gel plate (it can be any kind of plate, purchased, homemade, whatever) does not have to be gel print art.  

This is a drawing....not a judging of art......basically, I just want to see your art LOL. It can be a craft piece,.....just whatever you like to do! 

Unfortunately, this is for U.S. residents only.  

On July 11th at 10AM EDT, I will post a video of the drawing. Then I will ship out the winner's, brand new, Gel Press® Plate.  

So, enter......I can't wait to give this away. If you already have a Gel Press® plate, you know how fun they are.....and if you don't, you are in for hours and hours of's addictive. This give-a-way if not being conducted by the Gel Press®'s just me.