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I recently purchased a set of Gel Press plates from their petite collection. I bought the three inch square, circle, and triangle. This tutorial will walk you through the quick and easy process of creating visually striking embellishments for your cards or art journal.
I start by placing the three inch circle in the center of my Dylusions journal block. This acrylic block is perfect for gripping your petite gel plates. Then I apply a layer of Distress Ink and press it onto a sheet of paper. Here I am using marker paper (designed for use with markers) because I like the thinness and opacity.
Next, I place a stencil down on the circle plate and apply another color of distress ink through the stencil and then press the circle back over the first press.
On this next example, instead of stenciling I stamped a circular image in distress ink onto the first press. The rubber stamps from n*Studio (Nathalie Kalbach) produced by RubberMoon are perfect. The set is called Large Circle Jumble Cling Set. Grove Street is featured in the photo below.
You can add a larger second stencil in a different color or stop here and add doodling and marks with pens.
So what do you do with these yummy new embellishments, you ask? Good question! Cut them out and use them on just about any project. Here I have created a gorgeous note card and a really funky art journal page. Just remember, if you use distress inks like I did, they will re-active with moisture. I’ve attached my embellishment with double-sided tape like scor-tape. If you need to use a liquid glue for instance, choose an ink that can withstand that.
I’ve used the same stencil on this art journal page background as I did on the embellishment. Repeating patterns are very pleasing to the eye.
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