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Birthday Wishes Gel Print Card

Supplies

  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop TCW2300 Slimline Gentle Leaves
  • Stamp – Miss Ink Stamps – Everyday Sentiments
  • Posca pen – white
  • Acrylic paints, gel plate, archival ink
  • Sequins – Buttons Galore

I make lots and lots of gel prints! I like to participate in printing challenges, I teach gel printing classes and make many samples for classes, and I just love to grab a gel plate or two and experiment with inks, paint and textures. So each time I set out to make a few prints, it can end up to be many that I don’t have time to use at that very moment. So needless to say, I have a lot of potential card backgrounds available in my stash.

For this mixed media card, I grabbed a print that was already card base sized. It had interesting texture, but needed a focal point. I had this new stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop that I hadn’t used yet, so I didn’t hesitate to use it with some archival ink to add a design that worked very well with my gel print. I am always a fan of botanical designs. I wanted to make sure the stenciled design was clear on the print, so I added a bunch of dots with a white Posca paint pen. This added even more texture but added enough contrast that the leaves were better defined. Adding a stamped sentiment and some sequins made it an easy to complete the card.

Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers – April Stencil Challenge (Anything Goes)


Gel Print Birthday Cards

  • Gel prints from my stash (using acrylic paint, stencils, found objects)
  • Stamp – Altenew “Fresh Freesia”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – VersaFine Clair “Medieval Blue”
  • Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Gold – Imagine Crafts

I created these cards using scraps of gel prints that I printed long ago. I used stencils when I made the prints used in the first card, one is from The Crafter’s Workshop called “Aboriginal” (the smaller panel) and the other is a stencil I borrowed and I can’t determine the company who produced it. I also spritzed the final card with some sheer gold spray for a little shimmer. The second card featured green gold acrylic paint, so it already had a pretty gold metallic look. I have many, many prints in my stash because I’ve taught classes in printing and done it on my own so I have lots to play with as a result. Some I use in my art journals, but I have been enjoying using them in cards lately. For both cards, after I cut them into panels I edged them in a darker ink to “finish” them nicely. I also matted the pieces with cardstock and added the birthday sentiment. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge: Hiding in my Craft Room – HIMCR #352 – Super Scraps Saturday