Spring Card Camp 2 Day 19

Today’s tutorial was presented by Dawn Woleslagle and was about Gel Press Printing.   I admit my heart sank when I saw the topic. as I am very much a newbie when it comes to Gel Press.  I was hoping to post a quick card and then get some housework done.  Who am I kidding?……………………..but at least maybe get some weeds pulled in the garden…………………………………………or maybe at the very least get out of my Pj’s.

I had taken a class at Creativation about Mono Printing and came away excited about it enough to buy a full set of Gel Presses……………you guessed it………………the scourge came and I left Phoenix in a hurry forgetting all about my Gel Presses even though I did bring them home.

Well, I got them out and am I glad I did!  Dawn’s instruction fit in well with my need for control.  This method of using the Gel Press was not crazy messy and allowed me to use my Oxides and stamps and keep some degree of control over the resulting backgrounds.  I ended up with many many backgrounds and I loved them all.  I think I could make 20 cards in various patterns and colours.  I will post here the 2 that make up the cards that result when you take images off the gel press for 1 card and then brayer over a blank piece of cardstock laying on the gel press for the second card.

I don’t think I have looked at the results of a technique with as much wonder since I discovered heat embossing many years ago.

About DebSelby

I am a Mom to three great sons, a grandmother to seven great grandkids and a totally addicted scrapbooker, cardmaker now that I have retired from paid work.

Posted on May 24, 2020, in Deb's (Oscar's) class samples and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for being a part of class!

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  2. Your story made me grin from ear to ear, probably because it’s just so flipping relatable! Love your cards!

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  3. Sue Ellen, Rochester, NY

    These turned out really gorgeous, Deb! This technique is totally habit-forming, I agree. Try as I might (I know I own one somewhere) I could not find my brayer. No idea where it has hidden itself (because I could not possibly have misplaced it.) And I got sucked in to the point where I was getting a headache because I’d not eaten anything yet so finally took a break and ate a little something before returning to all the backgrounds I had made. Still have not turned them all into cards, but hey, you need something for a rainy day, eh?

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