Monday, February 26, 2018

Mixed Media Monday: Part 2 - How To Take those Gel Prints To The Next Level with A Completed Tag

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Hi guys, I'm back with part two of my gel press video. I think the biggest question I get or had about the gel press was what in the world do you do with  all the prints you make? The possibilities are honestly endless but today I'm going to show you how I take one tag to a finished project to put in my art journal.

I love this tag and it's funny because I was never a tag person. I really wasn't. I would see artists making tags and thing why? Why not just do a full journal page if you are going to do that? Now I don't exactly have the answer why but I like it. I like the small scale. I like the quickness of creating something fast. As a busy mom with lots on her to do plate, being able to create something, even a tag brings me great joy and peace.

I love the Small Talk Stickers from Tim Holtz. Easy to find words or quotes to put on a page. As soon as I read this one, I knew it was "the one" to finish my tag. There is so much truth in those three little words. Gel Plates used to intimidate me but I finally got the courage to play with it and allow it to teach me its secrets and I'm so glad I did!

This face is the remnant of one of my favorite tags I created. I'm not happy that I had to cut it out but mistakes happen and I'm pretty confident, it will find it's way onto a journal page at some point!

I hope you'll take a moment to watch the process video for today's Mixed Media Monday! While you can watch it here, I hope you'll take a moment to head over to my YouTube Channel to subscribe so you don't miss the next one. Every Monday, I share a new mixed media tutorial with you!

DWM stamps (Circle Patterns, Oops Oh well, Scribbly Wings, Silhouetted Women)
Stampers Anonymous Stamp (Ledger Script)
JustRite Cling Stamp (Text Background)
Dina Wakley Media Archival Ink Palette
Black Soot Archival Ink
Distress Crayons (Black Soot, Antinque Bronze)
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares

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