Wednesday, April 20, 2016

World Earth Day with Gel Press

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. 

Enter by going to all of the blogs listed and linked below.  Leave a comment on the Gel Press Blog telling us your favourite project. 

We will accept comments from April 20th - April 24th.    

The winner will be announced April 25th  on Gel Press Junkies FB page !  Good Luck!


****Please note that the prize is only valid for US residents at this stage***  Sorry!  But this doesn't stop everyone else joining in and commenting


Here is a Step by Step to show what I did to achieve this look and more!

Materials
8 inch Round Gel Press Plate                                                  SLIDESHOW BELOW
Acrylic Paints
Torn Paper
Stencil
Images for decoupage
Assorted pens for embellishing

***Top Tip***  
If you don't know where you are going with a project,  I like to do good quality photocopies of the base print that I like and keep some spares so that I can try different effects on each of them. Its also useful to have so you can create different things for different occasions. Each will still be unique.  This is also useful if something you are trying fails.   You will always have another at hand to do it again.


First select the plate you wish to use


I then printed off a design for under the first layer of paint (have more ready, just in case!!!!!)

I then spread the paint with the brayer making sure that this coat was thin and transparent

Next I lined up my prepared sheet of paper and made my pull. Wipe any areas of paint to expose more of the layer underneath 


I then add the stencil hearts all around the circle.  I prefer this method on the plate as the pull wont be so dense and it will have more texture to it.


I made my pull!

Tweak any changes you want to make whilst paint is wet maybe to reveal more of the writing beneath

I then added a decoupaged endangered Green Cheek Parrot on tissue and added the lettering via the computer as I was not sure if I want to make this permanent or not.  Remember you are in control!







Here is a slideshow of the others prints created from this session.  Some are finished and some are not and will be saved for a future occasion.  Click on the first image to activate slideshow


Please feel free to leave a comment and ask any questions you may have.
I hope that you enjoyed this blog entry and not its time to visit the others.  Just click on the links below and it should take you to where you need to go.


Till next time

Bixxy x


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Kristi,
Teresa,
Keri,
Sandee
Cindi,
Cyndi,
Lea
Bix(you are here),
Kathy,
Ann,
Elena




17 comments:

  1. So wonderful! I adore your Earth Day sentiment

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  2. This is a great post Miss Bixxy! Love

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  3. Love the colors on the "burn" print!!

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  4. layers and layers of yummy goodnessssss! Love it!!

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  5. Love the tip about putting the paper under the plate so it's easy to line up and get a good even print! Great project!

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  6. Great tips and I love the parrot too!

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  7. So awesome! Love all the great techniques! I'm learning so much on this blog hop! Thank you🌸

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  8. This is a beautiful, colourful eyecatcher !

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  9. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Im sorry its taken a while to get back to you but have been away. Hope you will join us all again for the next hop and please feel free to subscribe so you dont miss a thing!!! bx

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