Friday, November 24, 2017

Gel Press Print Swap | FSJ Concept Designers

I hope all my U.S. friends had a Happy Thanksgiving, and maybe now you are enjoying some sales or still hanging out with friends.

The Fun Stampers Journey Concept Designers had some fun doing a Gel Press print swap this week!  We divided the six designers into pairs, then three of the designers created an 8.5x11print, cut that in half and sent that half to their partner.  I made a print and shared with the talented Laura Williams.  This is what I created with my half.

I usually use paint for all my layers, but this time, most of my layers are made with the re-inkers, except for the final layer of partial stamping with black licorice paint.  I also usually use the entire print as my card panel, but I wanted to show another way to really make what can be messy, look clean and neat on a project.  I used the Square Film Die to cut the piece of my print.  I did trim a panel at first from the print, but then I saw the little pieces cut from it and loved how it shows a completely different part of the print...see the small 1/4" strip running vertically  under my can really see more color here at the top, so made sure it peaked through there.

I also saved the Wedding Sprig die cut piece from my creating my layers and used part of it here.  The layers of my print starts with Bubble Gum.   It is very subtle and peaks through, which I love that affect with layers like this.  I also added some of the Journey Gold re-inker as a layer using the Fluttering Hearts Impression.  This impression is an awesome way to add another layer and even though you may not see the hearts in this smaller piece, it is still not just a solid layer of color showing, just a unique look.

I went a little crazy with my layering.  I used three different die cut shapes with different layers.  There was one point I didn't like the way a layer came out, but that is the beauty of using the press, is just add another layer, and then it took a turn in the pop of color and layers I wanted.  The hardest part is deciding which parts you want to show in your project.  This is the entire 8.5x11 before I cut it.

Here's a sneak of Laura's creation with the same print, but head over to her blog to see her full project!

Then, hop around to the rest of the teams, and see the prints they created, plus how they each used those prints! 

Shannon and Tania

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope this gives you the inspiration to pull out the press and start playing!

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  1. I love this print Patricia! It was so fun to play with! And I love what you did with it too! This was really fun!!! xoxo

  2. Such a cool print! Love it:)

  3. Love this and great job making the print!!

  4. your print is FABULOUS, Patricia! such a unique twist with the cameras mixed in there. I love how you used such a small piece of the print yet it packs such a powerful punch! So inspiring!

  5. Fun print! That was me this afternoon and yeah, had a couple I wasn't too crazy about so threw on another layer! LOL!! I love the punch of black :)

  6. Very nice, my friend! I loved those cool colors!

  7. Patricia, this is super COOL card with the gelli printed background and all those embellishments. LOVE IT!


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