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The Gel Printed Matisse Grid with my Geometry Fail thumbnail

OOPS! The plan was to build the grid with 3 colors by having each color in each row and no color touching itself.  I thought it was a solid plan. It wasn't, since after row #2, I was backed into a corner.  Okay, that sounds a bit dramatic but for a fleeting second that is [...]

New Workshops at Artiscape!

Excited to be returning to Artiscape this April in Columbus, Ohio.  I always have a blast, both in class and out of class, laughing, playing, and being around all the creative energy.  What am I teaching? Check it out below! Dirty Little Secrets of Gel Printing April 29th How do you get those amazing prints that [...]

The CHA Adventures

The CHA Adventures thumbnail

What happens at CHA doesn't stay at CHA!  I had this grand plan of sharing photos all weekend long and of visiting all the booths.  After all CHA looks like one big party on social media...which it is, but not disco lights and loud music. The party was all about finding creative fun people around every corner. [...]

Paint Couture…Gel Printing Rainbow Sneakers thumbnail

Paint Couture...fun to make and fun to wear!  Turns out finding a rainbow colored pair of shoes isn't as easy as you might think so I decided to make some rainbow shoes!  Clearly, I did not cobble them myself but simply painted a cheap pair of canvas sneakers. Even though you don't see triangles all [...]

A New Kind of Gel Plate Called Impressables by Gel Press! thumbnail

Impressables by Gel Press are a new kind of gel plate!  All the fun of gel printing with a twist - they have an embossed pattern on them! These have just been released at CHA and will be shipping in the near future. Like all gel plates, there is more than one way to use them. [...]

Gel Printing on the Wall

Gel Printing on the Wall thumbnail

Time for a little home renovation, mixed media style.  I bought 5 gallons of house paint in the colors of the rainbow, grabbed a Gel Press monoprinting plate and started printing right on the walls.  Yes, I did it directly on the wall.  Slapping it right against the wall makes the most wonderful thwap sound! [...]

Welcome to OOPSville

Welcome to OOPSville thumbnail

O.O.P.S.ville is a wonderful town, after all there are no mistakes just Outstanding Opportunities Presenting Suddenly.  This art journal page started with the leftover scraps I just couldn't bear to throw away from cardmaking with gel prints. Living up to the name of this town, plenty of OOPSies were a part of this process and of [...]

Quick Gift with a Gel Print

Quick Gift with a Gel Print thumbnail

Need an excuse to play? I mean an idea for a quick gift? While braving the holiday crowds at WalMart, I happened upon these Cool Gear coloring cups...an insulated cup that you can put put any image into. It is sold with coloring pages in it which you can see in the video, but I inserted a gel [...]

Using Gel Prints to Make a Holiday Card thumbnail

What can you do with a stack of papers made while gel printing?  One thing is make a fun and fast holiday card. In the video, you'll see how it was inspired by a sweater and that there was not a thought of measuring.  After all, I'm not a precise type of card maker. https://youtu.be/bj5WQ0Lnzdo Watch [...]

The Challenge of Bleeding Spray Inks thumbnail

The play gets ugly today.  Really ugly.  The challenge of this page is that I used Dylusions spray ink on the first layer and it reactivates as soon as paint hits it PLUS it will bleed through any paint layer.  But what I thought was ugly became something I love thanks to a little help from a Gel Press [...]