Thursday, 26 May 2016

Male Card with Gel Press™

Welcome to our "Just For Him" blog hop with Gel Press™!  

Please take time to hop through all the great blogs of our designers for inspiration, and leave a comment or two as you go.  Go back to the Gel Press™ blog and leave a comment telling us which blog gave you the most inspiration!  We will draw a random winner from the comments to win a prize from Gel Press™!!!

Here's my project, a masculine good luck card:

and here's how I used my 8 x 10" Gel Press™ Gel Plate to make the background:

Step 1
Gather supplies: Gel Plate, brayer, acrylic paint (Golden Quin Nickel Azo Gold, Mars Black), a page from an old dictionary, white tissue paper and a couple of stencils.

Step 2
Brayer a thin layer of Quin Nickel Azo Gold onto the gel plate, then apply a stencil with large holes. Pull a print on some scrap paper, then remove the stencil and quickly pull a print onto the dictionary page.

 The dictionary page will have large spaces with no paint:

Step 3
Apply a layer of black paint to the gel plate using a brayer, lay over this a stencil with small holes (eg cracks), lay the dictionary page over this and pull the print.

Step 4
Apply a layer of adhesive (I have used XPress-GraphX TripleTac, but you can used Matte Medium, PVA or Gel Medium), then apply tissue paper. Smooth out the tissue paper to minimise but not completely eradicate wrinkles.

Step 5
While smoothing out the tissue paper, some of it may tear. Fret not - this only adds to the vintage effect:

Once dry, this background is ready to use on a card. 

Now, here's the hop list for you to visit:

Don't forget to leave a comment or two as you go, then on the Gel Press™ blog at the end! Good luck!

Want a bonus chance to win a prize from Gel Press™?  Between now and Father's Day (June 19, 2016) create your own "Just For Him" project and post it on our Facebook page Gel Press Junkies!  Everyone that plays along will be entered in a drawing as well.  Yes, we would love you to use a Gel Press™ in your entry- but you don't have to! Just make a fabulous project featuring Fathers Day and post it!  Maybe you will win a Gel Press™! 
To qualify for the drawing: 
1) You may enter a maximum of 3 times with individual projects.
2) You must be 18 years old.
3) You must live in the USA.
4) Mentioning other products or other companies in your post disqualifies your project.


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