FSJ Gel Press – Acrylic Paint & Stencils with Glenda Calkins

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Funny thing about this Anniversary Card when I created it I was thinking of my daughter and son-in-law; but when I was writing up my post it is actually my brother and sister-in-laws anniversary today! This marks 38 years for them! I might just have to send them this card.

This card is using my technique for today the Acrylic Paint with Stencils and the Gel Press!

A couple of tips regarding the Gel Press:
– I’ve found that it might be a good idea to store them without the Acrylic Sheet over the top (this may cause air bubbles to transfer to your finished pieces) instead just store inside the plastic container it comes in.
– You may want to purchase a second Gel Press so you have 1 or Acrylic Paint and Modeling Paste and a second for ink pads and reinkers.
– It’s handy to have a cookie sheet with sides next to you with warm soapy water in it to transfer your Stencils into. (Trust me those stencils are WAY harder to clean if you let the paint dry on them a little bit.)
– It is best to use a little paint and add more if you feel the need than to add to much and wish you hadn’t.
– Baby Wipes work really well for cleaning your gel press.

The stencil I used on today’s projects is the Winter Wonderland 8 1/2″ X 11″ stencil.

The stamp set I used on today’s card is the Winter Doves Bundle and the sentiment is from the Bird Melody Bundle.

You can really use this print I created with the Gel Press for many different winter cards. So pretty and just love the texture of the paint.

I also created my Technique Album Cover using a few sheets of my Gel Press creations.

This is a 3″ Binder and I just slipped the 8 1/2″ X 11″ Gel Press pieces inside and tied the Beach Ball Satin Ribbon around where the two pieces met. I Tied a Mirror Silver Snowflake to the center of my tied Beach Ball ribbon and added a Rainbow Drop to the center of the snowflake.

I think I should have added a bit more paint but I like the distressed look and feel to the prints.

Here is your shopping list for today’s technique:

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Here is the video on today’s technique:

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Happy Stamping!

To You & Yours Gift Card Holder

Tuesday’s Tips & Techniques Faux Metal

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
To You & Yours Gift Card Holder
Today is Tuesday’s Tips & Techniques and the technique is called Faux Metal.

You can do this card with any of our Foil papers. We have the Red, Silver and Gold Foil Papers.

You will also need a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The more intricate ones works the best.

I used the Happy Hearts folder on my first sample and in the video.

Here is the video on the technique:

Here are some more samples using different embossing folders and foils:
Faux Metal Green

I love the look you get with the Chevron folder; it reminds me of the metal you see on Semi Trucks.

Dean's card
This was Dean’s AKA cameraman bow maker’s birthday card, he turned 16 yesterday. This makes a great masculine card with its metal look.

Silver Anniversary card
The Lovely Lace folder gives you a very pretty look for Anniversary cards or wedding. I sent this card to my daughter and son-in-law who just had their first anniversary.

Anniversary Gift Card Holder
The Happy Hearts folder makes a great card or gift card holder for an Anniversary as well.

Now I know you are going to want to play along with this week’s technique so much fun and WOW looking.

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Oh What Fun Gift Card Holders:Treat Boxes

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