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Gel Press Coaster set

Hello from the UK!
This is my design team project for Altered Pages
Gel printing coasters was so much fun. I wanted a kind of animal/tribal type of look and this is how it went.

I took some card coasters that were old charity shop finds to alter, and used them as a base. Any thick card would also work.



I covered four of them in Gesso and left to dry and chose four paint color's , including black white, brown and metallic bronze. I covered the Gel Press with black and brown and brayered onto a piece of white cardstock. I drew swirls and patterns with the end of a paint brush and then printed onto the paper. I dried the layer and repeated the process adding more paint .


After the last layer dried, I added more black and white and bronze laying it down quite thick in places. I pressed it lightly with my hands instead of the brayer and because the paint was still thick it created a great textured look. I used the end of the paint brush again to add more dimension. Then added some black p…
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Geli Press Paris and Carnival!

Experimenting with the Gel Press and acrylic paints! Love the wonderful backgrounds they created.



Just two colors of acrylic paints and here are the results I got.

On a couple of them I placed circles punched and placed on the plate after painting.  The paint lifted, then I ran the brayer again and got a really cool effect.


This sheet has a bit of punchinella used for texture!  The prints were left to dry!

Using the Circle Background Stamp with black ink on an acrylic blockBlack embossing powder was used on the ink.

After heating the embossing powder, punchinella and black ink was used to add another layer to the opposite side of the sheet.

Adhere a black Bazzill Edge just off center of the card with glue.  Use ONE of a KIND Jolee's Stickers to embellish the card.... this would make a cute birthday card!

Using the Diamond Background Stamp with black ink on an acrylic blockBlack embossing powder was used on the ink.


Adhere a black Bazzill Edge just off center of the card with double-…

A Gel Press Book

Good Morning everyone!
I am creating a book from Gel Pressed pages, follow along to see the progress.


Various techniques will be used with various plates.    The first one uses an 8x10 plate brayered base paper with light sporadic paint   Then the Impressable Circles plate was brayered with paint and applied over the base paper.



This next page was fully covered with paint (Crafter's Workshop heavy body acrylic). The same Impressables plate was cleaned and applied to the wet base paper which removed some paint. so a reverse technique was incorporated.



Each page will be a different color and style.  I will add pen, marker, and more to finish off the pages.   The mood of the day will determine which page is used for journaling.

Here are examples using a texture tool to remove some paint before pulling a print.  The left side is the first pull, right side second pull.   This also included Quinacridone Ezo Gold and Interference green.  The rich shimmer they make is amazing.


This page is one…

NEW AT ALTERED PAGES Little Birdie Flowers!!!

If you love flowers like I love flowers then you need to head on over to AlteredPages.Com the flowers over flowing in the store!  Altered Pages received a big shipment on Little Birdie flowers!!!! This is my most recent order.
I just love these shabby roses... Here is a recent project I where I used the shabby roses: My Marie Journal!
Find these and more awesome flowers HERE at AlteredPages.com
Use flowers on cards, with kits, mica and much more!
Background created with Gel Press....  Add flowers to the DIY Card Kit! You will find the flowers pictured here and more.  Visit HERE to find them!


Fabric Painting with GelPress

Welcome!   Today, I have a project for you using the amazing GelPress and denim!  I never throw away or donate old worn out jeans.  Denim is one of the best crafting supplies around.  I added a supply list at the end of the post so please check that too. 

I made a few pieces to be used at a later time...not sure on what, but come on - the possibilities are endless.  Added to a stained pair of favorite jeans that you can't part with.  A journal page, card, mixed media project, gift bag...you get the idea. 
So, let's get started... My supplies - paint, GelPress, brayer, brushes and denim.  


Here is the first printing done on a pocket that was cut from an old pair of jeans.  I used pink and fuscia paint on my full size GelPress. I then added some dark sorbet Art Anthology with its beautiful shimmer to the GelPress - Impressable - Circles.   Then, a bit of highlight with bubble gum pink.  Oh La La. 
Next, came a layer on the GelPress with white and platinum paint. And, a bit more highligh…

and what became of those circles . . .

At least some of them. 

You may recall in my previous post that I wasn't quite sure what would become of some newly pulled prints, created using a 6 inch circle Gel Press plate (yum!!).  Some prints were pulled as singles, others were printed over larger, previous gel plate prints, like this one:
Well why not make those circles spotlight type frames for other images?

Showcasing text, as here:
You can see the circles repeated in the pink paint circles and the tiny pom pom trim lining the side.

Here, the circle spotlights a great Altered Pages collage image:

You may be saying right now, "Trisha, what's wrong with you, why don't you show the entire layout?"  The answer, my friend, is that these are just two little teaser peeks into the new, bird themed, 6x6 inch board book kit, "A Bird's Eye View."

The kit is full up of yummy patterned papers, so you don't even need to use prints from your stash, like I did, but it's always fun to add a personal touc…