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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Spring Flower Wreath with Smoothfoam™

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smoothfoam spring wreath
Hello!  Today I’m sharing a fun and bright spring wreath.  
Smoothfoam now has wondertul wreath forms that have measurement 
marks to make our crafty lives easier!
Supplies you will need:
Two nesting Smoothfoam wreaths (mine are 16″ and 11″)
Ribbon
Silk flowers
White glue & hot glue
Straight pins

Wrap the larger wreath with darker ribbon and secure the ends with glue and/or pins.
Wrap the smaller wreath with a lighter ribbon. 
Glue the two wreaths together and set aside to dry.
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Attach the flowers in between the wreaths with pins. 
The final touch was this little garden fairy in the center, attached with some hot glue.
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Hope you all enjoy the coming warm weather and beautiful flowers! 




Monday, May 9, 2016

Gel Press™ News!

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I am so thrilled to be working for such a fabulous company like Gel Press™!  This is a wonderful product and I am so honored to be the Creative Team Lead!





JUST ANNOUNCED ON THE GEL PRESS BLOG!



This is more information about "Gel Press"
Gel Press is the new brand name of gel printing plates manufactured by POLYGEL- the company that developed the original formula and fabrication process for a permanent gel mono printing plate and they hold the patent.

At one time- this formula was private labeled with another company. That company is now sourcing the gel elsewhere.  Polygel believes strongly in the high quality of its product and launched GEL PRESS - to ensure when you purchase Gel Press - you are purchasing the quality gel plate that is known to perform. Any other gel plate is NOT the original gel. 

As the manufacturer of GEL PRESS - Polygel can offer significant price advantages to retailers and therefore the consumer. 

Here are some Prints/Projects I have been making!
 





For More Information:
gelpressinfo@gmail.com
Check out the NEW Gel Press Blog!Gel Press On FaceBookGel Press Junkies Sharing Group On FaceBookTwitter News & Pinterest


Happy Creating!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gel Press™ Earth Day Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Gel Press Earth Day Blog Hop!  We want to encourage you to reuse and recycle with Gel Press.  Have you thought of making Gel Press Prints on old maps?  What about old Christmas cards or even magazines?  Hop around and see what our designers have come up with for this hop.  

We will be giving away a prize again for the comments on the Gel Press Blog.  Comment on what your favorite project was and why.  We will accept comments from April 20 - April 24.  The winner will be announced April 25th on our FB Page and on Gel Press Junkies FB page!  Good Luck!



 
Kristi (You Are Here)

Teresa

Keri

Sandee

Cindi

Cyndi

Lea

Bix

 Kathy

Ann

Elena


This is a Family "TREE" with a few of my favs pinned to the circle!



Don't forget to visit all the blogs then go back to the Gel Press Blog and leave a comment for your favorite post!  You could be a winner!

Happy Creating!

Kristi


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Getting A-"Round" with Gel Press

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Thank you for joining our first Gel Press Blog Hop!  We will have a challenge every month!  This gives you the opportunity to play along AND win a Gel Press for yourself!  This month you can win an 8" Round Gel Press Plate!!  Enter by going to all of the blogs.  

Leave a comment on the Gel Press Blog telling us your favorite project!  You can comment bewteen now and April 7!  Winner to be announced on Gel Press Junkies on FB and Gel Press product page April 8th!  You will have your 8" Round Gel Press to make a project to play along with our Earth Day designs April 22! Enjoy the projects and good luck!
I'm sharing the process of making the prints!  It is fun and addictive! 




Pull Back Protective Film 

Add Paint and Brayer..Lay Down Stencil

Press Paper On The Plate And Press Firmly....Pull Up Paper

This is the second print.

Third "ghost" print


This stencil leaves room to add words or another image.
This is just more of "How To".  Explore with colors and textures too!

This is one option for all the round prints!  Very Groovy!

Make sure and hop to ALL the designers blogs!

 Ann
Kristi  YOU ARE HERE
Teresa

Happy Creating!


Monday, March 7, 2016

Gel Press Junkie!

Well we have a CREATIVE TEAM and looking forward to sharing some fun things.  I’m kicking off the posts for the upcoming weekend.  I had a friend over today and was playing with the 3 X 5 and the 5 X 7 Gel Press Plates.  I also happen to have some Color Burst so decied to see how all the products work together!  I have a series of photos so here we go!
IMG_5852Today I am using:
Gel Press Printing Plates, Golden Paints, Speedball Brayer, Color Burst, Ken Oliver’s Craft Mat, varieous stencils and white copy paper.
Start by placing a small amount of paint on the plate. Add a small amount Color Burst.


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Brayer

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Place stencil over the paint.  Remember when using letters or numbers you need to lay them down backwards.
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Press paper on top and press firmly.
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Lift the paper off.
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Lift off the stencil and do your second pull.  You will have a positive and negative!
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Here are some other prints I made today!
Hope you all have a lot of fun playing with your Gel Press!  More posts coming soon!
Happy Creating
Kristi...Design Team Lead
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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Smothfoam Lucky Day

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I was making my piece for Smoothfoam and thought I would share it here as well!  Enjoy the pretty photos and for more instructions go to the Smoothfoam Blog!







Monday, February 29, 2016

New Creative Team New Lease On Life

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When you are walking along and thinking, "well this is it, I am probably just going to create for my own satisfaction and fun", BAM , someone sees the passion y0u have for the industry and a friendship and bond is is made!

I am the new Creative Team Lead for a wonderful company, Gel Press!!


Here are some fun things I have made with this fabulous product!






This is more information about "Gel Press"
Gel Press is the new brand name of gel printing plates manufactured by POLYGEL- the company that developed the original formula and fabrication process for a permanent gel mono printing plate and they hold the patent.

At one time- this formula was private labeled with another company. That company is now sourcing the gel elsewhere.  Polygel believes strongly in the high quality of its product and launched GEL PRESS - to ensure when you purchase Gel Press - you are purchasing the quality gel plate that is known to perform. Any other gel plate is NOT the original gel. 

As the manufacturer of GEL PRESS - Polygel can offer significant price advantages to retailers and therefore the consumer. 

Have Questions?  Email me at kristiparkervandoren@gmail.com

Check out the NEW Gel Press Blog!

Happy Creating!