Hello! I am sooooo excited about the next three days of posts! Sassy & Crafty is joining forces with Gel Press and is having an awesome collaboration! I have been in such a printmaking zone the last few months, and I don’t plan on stopping. Working with a Gel Press is so relaxing and fun…it’s lots of experimentation and playing, which are two of my favorite things to do when it comes to crafting. There is a HUGE giveaway on Sassy & Crafty’s Instagram, so please be sure to visit to try to win.
One of the items I received from Gel Press is the Lovely Days Petites set (the Petites are on sale at the time of this posting, by the way!), and I was really drawn to the big lips, as it reminded me of the Sassy Girls. So, I started playing with the lips, the heart (also in that same Petites set), and my 8×10 Gel Press simultaneously so that I can make a bunch of prints at once.
One of my favorite stencils from Sassy & Crafty is the Chevron. I love how bold it is, and I knew it would work fantastically with the Gel Press. I applied Primary Magenta and Turquoise (from DecoArt Media and Golden, respectively) to my Gel Press and rolled out the colors. I created several prints using the Chevron stencil. Applying paint to the Gel Press, pressing the stencil into the plate, rubbing the excess off with paper, and taking another print after I removed the stencil. It’s quick and easy to get lots of prints.
As I mentioned, I was working on the Petite Plates as I simultaneously worked on my large. I used a lot less turquoise on the lips, so that they would stand out. You can see a bit of a ghost print of the chevron in them. I love the cells that naturally occur with some paints too. I cut the lips out once they dried and decided that I had too much white space in my background. So I placed the Chevron stencil back on to my print, covering up the printed areas, and ink blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the white space. I like that the lines don’t meet up perfectly. After I glued down the lips, I thought they needed to stand out a bit more, so I went around them with a fat black marker in a bit of a messy, sketchy way. That made them stand out just the right amount now. I added a sentiment from Sassy & Crafty’s “Sassy Girls- OMG” stamp set. It was just perfect with those great big lips! Lastly, I added some sequins from the Broken Glass Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground to finish the card off and add some sparkle.
I love how bold and graphic this card is…and telling the bad stuff to kiss right off could be just the right thing for 2020. I had so much fun creating these prints, and the cool thing is that I have plenty leftover for other projects. Want to watch me make some of these Gel Press prints live? I’ll be on the Sassy & Craft FB page this Saturday (11/14/2020) at noon EST doing just that! I hope you’ll join me. It’s going to be messy and lots of fun. Meanwhile, don’t forget to head over to the Sassy & Crafty Instagram to check out the huge prize that’s up for grabs. I’ll have another Gel Press and Sassy & Crafty collaboration project tomorrow, so I hope you’ll come back. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Joyce Babbitt says
I think your art is really fun.