“Love” Heart Frame: Gel Press with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome, everyone! It’s Shari here with a cool mixed medium project for you to try! I’ve been playing with my Gel Press again to come up with an easy way to create backgrounds for projects. I created blocks of color using my brayer and Gel Press adding one color at a time.  

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

I used two Gel Presses, one to smooth out the paint on the brayer, the other to add and lift the layers of colors. Once I was happy with my colors, I used a few stencils with a variety of paint colors to complete the look. 

From there, I cut my paper into strips, added some Black Archival ink to the edges, and glued them onto a hand cut heart. I used a few Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs in both black and white and added a few embellishments. This is also a great technique to use on your cards and Art Journals. 

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium, Heart Frame

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to create colorful backgrounds using your Gel Press and paints. Have a fantastic week!!

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  1. Cool…I just purchased the Flip Frame and I haven’t taken my Gel Press for a try yet.
    Thanks so much for the tips. I LOVE the strips idea, the background and the colors you used! So pretty!!!

  2. What a beautiful project! It was great to watch you use the Gel Press and the Brayer. I love the look of the strips on the heart!

  3. Gorgeous color combo and lovely project. I have not tried a gel press, but have to say I have lots of other “toys in the toy box” as Tim would say, trying to think before purchasing new stuff, especially if I haven’t played with other stuff I already own.

  4. This is on my list for hubby to but me along with the hot foil press. Really hope he gets this one though. Great inspiration from you as per normal. TFS xxx

  5. Another great piece of art from Shari. I really enjoyed watching your video showing us how you created today’s art creation.

  6. This looks amazing Shari. You have so many different talents and it’s wonderful that you share them with us. Many thanks for that. Love this.

  7. I absolutely love this project! Valentine’s Day was always so special for my husband and me. I think I’m going to make something like this in memory as it would have been a project I would have done for him! Thank you so much Shari – I always love your projects! XOXO

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