so you are CREATIVATION, got TONS of inspiration... NOW what do you DO with it? you are EXCITED to get crafty, but you are stuck in a hotel room... well let me show you what i made in my room!
first, i picked up a few items at the dollar store...
and LUCKY ME! i won a BIG box of goodies from DecoArt during the designer section meeting.
and i had some products from my Gel Press class!
i started by making some monoprints... my first paper by putting down a template on the backside of the Impressables Gel Plate and rolling a mix of silver and blue paint over it.
i put my paper over the print and rubbed with my hand to transfer... here is the print i pulled.
i wasn’t happy with the white background, so i rolled over the plate with the leftover paint on the brayer, put the print face down, and rubbed again...
here’s the finished print.
i made this print in class, and decided to use it as a base of another print...
so i used a mix of pink and silver paint, and rolled it on the gel plate...
then i put the print face down and rubbed to transfer the paint. here’s the finished print.
here’s the small 3x5 gel plate i was using as a paint palette. i decided to pull a print off it to clean it.
here’s the print.
there was still paint on it and the brayer, so i rolled the brayer over the plate again...
tapped with bubble wrap to add some texture...
here’s the print i pulled.
there was still some paint on the gel plate i used earlier, so i spritzed the plate with a mister...
rolled with some silver paint...
then used the shower squeegee to add some designs...
here’s how the plate looked...
and here’s the print.
i wanted to add to it, so used a stencil and brayed over it with a mix of pink and silver.
here’s the print.
i repeated the process, adding more designs.
the plate still had some paint on it, so i rolled over the stencil in scattered areas on the plate.
here’s what the plate looked like
i made this paper in class, but thought it was a bit dark, so decided to use it as the base.
here’s the paper after the print was pulled.
i added some more mist.
rolled over with silver paint.
and cleaned off the plate by pulling a print.
here’s my assortment of papers i made! i used some for this project, and some for a project in part 2.
i had my pad and markers from my brush lettering class...
so i ripped out a piece of the tracing paper...
and used my new skills to letter “love”.
i then tore it out...
i did bring a small bag of crafty stuff from home. i cant leave home without SOME supplies...
and i got some Beacon Quick Grip in my goodie bag, i usually use Beacon’s Zip Dry for paper, but gotta use what you got!
i picked a background for my word...
then used washi tape to adhere it.
the photo frame from the $ store had a cardboard insert, so i used that to build my collage.
i started tearing papers and collaging.
here’s the layout i decided on.
i ALWAYS have some Clearsnap Inks with me! so i decided to bling out the edges with some gold.
i also added gold ink around the inside of the mat.
here’s the finished collage!
i hope you enjoyed my project! please forgive me for not putting exact product names in the supply list, but i took pics of them all, and this is really about using what you might have on hand.
you can find me at www.tamisanders.com i’ve been on hiatus, but i’m back! thank you, tami sanders * paper crafter
- Clearsnap: ink
- DecoArt: paint & spritz
- American Crafts: brush lettering pad & markers
- Gel Press: gel plates
- Beacon: glue
- $ store frame, squeegee & stencil