Friday, August 26, 2016

Back to Basics with Gel Press® Blog Hop

Gel Press 101 Back to Basics

With all the kiddos heading back to school, Gel Press® thought we should take you back to the basics!  Please visit each blog for an idea or technique that you may or may not have seen before!  Happy Hopping!

I love this technique.....letting the paint on the plate dry completely before adding another layer.  You can add as many layers as you want before making a print on paper.


5" X 7" Mixed Media Paper
The Crafters Workshop #355 Stencil
"Gears" Stencil
Acrylic Paint - Titan Buff, Teal, Green Gold, Black, Copper
Black Charcoal Pencil
White Sakura Gellyroll Pen

Step One - Place stencil on plate and sponge on some Titan Buff

Step Two - After the paint dries, sponge on some Teal

Step Three - After paint dries, sponge on Green Gold

Step Four - After paint dries, brayer on black through the "Gears" stencil.  Remove stencil.

Step Five - After paint dries, brayer Bronze over entire plate.

Step Six - While the bronze paint is still wet, place paper over plate and rub for approximately and minute or two, then slowly pull print.  Check while you're pulling to make sure that all of the paint layers are lifting....if not, replace paper and rub some more....then pull.

I added a little shading with a black charcoal pencil and little white dots with a Gellyroll pen.

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  1. I love this. It's gorgeous! Thanks for listing the steps--now I want to try!

  2. I love the layering process! Great print!

  3. Did you make your lady outline stencil? So cool!

    1. Thanks. The lady is from The Crafter's Workshop #355. I ordered it online. It actually has 2 stencils (the one I used and a full body one) in the same stencil and they include the masks.

  4. I LOVE this technique. I've used cheap card stock and it rips so use the good mixed media paper for this one. Great project!

  5. Thanks!! Yes, the mixed media paper works much better!!

  6. What a cool effect!! Love this!