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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Family IS Everything!





Hi there, today I want to share a small photo album I created to carry a few family photos with me.  I had this little canvas book and decided to play with some paints and a new product for me.  I've never used a gel press plate.  I received one from Gel Press and I used it to create backgrounds for this little 4 1/2' X 7"photo album.

This Gel Press plate is not "gelatin", this plate is super durable and reusable, it's easy to clean and you can use the package as storage when not in use.

This plate is so easy to use, when you remove it from the package make sure to remove the clear film from the block before use.

It can't get any easier, once the film is removed, you can begin to add your paint.


Start adding your paints in any pattern, you can also use a brayer to roll the paints into a thin layer of paint, you can also create texture with anything from stencils, textured paper towels, etc
Once you are done creating patters on your plate, place your paper or fabric over the paint, use your hand or a clean brayer to rub the paper/fabric in order to transfer the paint.


Once done, gently remove the paper/fabric and you will have a beautiful print.


Clean the plate with water and continue making more prints, here are photos of the rest of the prints I made for my photo album


Here I used a textured paper towel to remove some paint and add the pattern to the plate. I ended up with a fun print on my paper towel to use later on in a different project.







Here is another print made. 







 Here is the final project, a nice and colorful photo album I can add photos and messages about my family and either carry in my purse or display in my office.

This is the front cover

 Here you can see the back and front covers, these are the only pages made from canvas




 Here is a quick look at the inside pages, the white pages are vellum, and the others are just black card stock used. I can't wait to add more photos and some inspirational quotes for my family to enjoy.











This was a first time experience using a gel press plate and I can't wait to use it again and again, it makes playing with paint a lot more fun.

This is a sponsored post, Gel Press provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Materials used:

Gel Press Plate 5" X 7"
Acrylic paints
Canvas/cardboard album
Vellum paper
Dimensional Magic, silver glitter by Mod Podge-Plaid










Press your paper on the gel plate- lift the print and Voila! Creating a masterpiece is easy. 

Family IS Everything!





Hi there, today I want to share a project created for the monthly hop with Designer Craft Connection it's a small photo album I created to carry a few family photos with me.  I had this little canvas book and decided to play with some paints and a new product for me.  I've never used a gel press plate.  I received one from Gel Press and I used it to create backgrounds for this little 4 1/2' X 7"photo album.

This Gel Press plate is not "gelatin", this plate is super durable and reusable, it's easy to clean and you can use the package as storage when not in use.

This plate is so easy to use, when you remove it from the package make sure to remove the clear film from the block before use.

It can't get any easier, once the film is removed, you can begin to add your paint.


Start adding your paints in any pattern, you can also use a brayer to roll the paints into a thin layer of paint, you can also create texture with anything from stencils, textured paper towels, etc
Once you are done creating patters on your plate, place your paper or fabric over the paint, use your hand or a clean brayer to rub the paper/fabric in order to transfer the paint.


Once done, gently remove the paper/fabric and you will have a beautiful print.


Clean the plate with water and continue making more prints, here are photos of the rest of the prints I made for my photo album


Here I used a textured paper towel to remove some paint and add the pattern to the plate. I ended up with a fun print on my paper towel to use later on in a different project.







Here is another print made. 







 Here is the final project, a nice and colorful photo album I can add photos and messages about my family and either carry in my purse or display in my office.

This is the front cover

 Here you can see the back and front covers, these are the only pages made from canvas




 Here is a quick look at the inside pages, the white pages are vellum, and the others are just black card stock used. I can't wait to add more photos and some inspirational quotes for my family to enjoy.











This was a first time experience using a gel press plate and I can't wait to use it again and again, it makes playing with paint a lot more fun.

This is a sponsored post, Gel Press provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Materials used:

Gel Press Plate 5" X 7"
Acrylic paints
Canvas/cardboard album
Vellum paper
Dimensional Magic, silver glitter by Mod Podge-Plaid










Press your paper on the gel plate- lift the print and Voila! Creating a masterpiece is easy. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three Tiers of Sweetness with Deflecto!












We have a Sweet Sixteen celebration coming up for my beautiful Niece Mika and it's time to start planning for it.

Deflecto sent us some fun products to play with. One of these items is a  3-Tier Dessert   stand that allows you to display your desserts and appetizers, it has  two adjustable tiers perfect for small or large size cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, candies, etc.

You can decorate the edge of all three tiers with ribbon or tape to match your party               theme or cut up some double sided paper or doilies to cover the trays, like I did on mine.

This 3 tier dessert stand comes with easy to assemble instructions and the best part is when you are done, you can take it apart and store it back in its bag, until the next time you use it again.

I also used their VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holder to hold a special message to display on top of the dessert stand.











Materials used:



Here is how I decorated the 3-Tier Dessert Stand, I first cut out templates for each round plate.



Once the templates were all the right size, I took some double sided card stock and cut up all my pieces and using double sided tape, I glued them all underneath each round plate, starting with the bottom one.





All tiers are decorated and the dessert stand is ready to be assembled.



The instructions are pretty easy to follow, make sure to put together the two supports to look like the photo below.


Then add the bigger round plate, making sure the pegs on the supports lock in on the round plate, once they are secured your tier is ready for full assembly.  

The two smaller round plates are adjustable, depending on what slots you use when assembling them on the supports, will give you different height.



Now time to make a nice topper piece for this dessert stand. I used the  VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holder, I love how the top can tilt so you can adjust how you want your sign to be displayed.


 Here is my topper, a sweet little message for my niece.



Here is a top view of the fully decorated 3 tiers, adding a little bit of red curling ribbon for a more festive look. 


 The table is getting ready, now it's time to add some tasty desserts to this fun table 


I loved how this turned out, I know my niece will love something like this for her "Sweet 16" birthday celebration.



You can find out where to purchase Deflecto storage and craft projects from their website: Deflecto

This is a sponsored post.  Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.


Deflecto 3-Tiered Cupcake Stand
Make sure to start the hop over at the Designer crafts connection


There's a give-away of a 3-tiered dessert stand for one lucky winner, make sure to enter over at the Designer crafts connection  to win your own.