Tuesday, July 11, 2017

FSJ spotlight: Journey Gel Press

Hi everyone!  Well, did you have a chance to browse the new FSJ catty?  I'm curious if so, what you saw that you liked!  This week Richard is focusing on one of the new product/tools we now sell, the Journey Gel Press!  The Gel Press is a solid but flexible gelly plate that measures 8.5" x 11".

OK, most of you know I'm a clean and simple girl and fully admit this thing scared me to death!  But I took a deep breath, watch a couple videos (one good video from Richard HERE) and I dove right in.  Not gonna lie, my first attempt was a dud.  But the second try I got some good results and I'll share with you what I did:
1. Remove the protective plastic sheet from the Gel Press.
2. Squirt a dab of paint directly on the Gel Press.  I used Sweet Berry and Cool Pool.
3. Using your Brayer tool, spread the paint into a thin and blended coat.
4. Apply stencil directly on the paint.  I used the Circle Bliss stencil.
5. Place cardstock on the stencil and gently press from end to end. Remove cardstock and set aside to dry.
6. Remove the stencil and you are left with the paint that was UNDER the stencil. Place new cardstock on this remaining paint and gently press from end to end (pictured below)
Here is a pic of my 2 cardstock impressions
Here are the cards I made with each of these backgrounds I created.  Each card uses sentiments from the new (and fabulous) die set, Designer Frames along with a few embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
All products used are Fun Stampers Journey.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle! The different looks you get with the first and second impression is amazing! I love your two-tone cards! Can't wait to get my Gel Press! Thanks for the inspiration! Karen Schroeder ~ Coach #31

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  2. both cards are fantastic!!! beautifully crafted!!!

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