“Love” Heart Frame: Gel Press 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.
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.
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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!!
I really like how that heart looks! :)
I am always looking for new fun ways to play with my geli plates! Thanks for the inspiration.
This is gorgeous Shari, really love your fabulous heart!
So cool. I love learning about new techniques and products on SSS blog.
Stunning heart – love the gorgeous colours you used!
Wow! Awesome project!!! Love the colors!!!
oooh… I love this, Shari! I have been dying to try out my gel press thingies. I keep forgetting I bought them! Going to watch your video now!
What a beautiful project!! I love the heart!!
So colorful and beautiful!!
This is so cool. I definitely want a Gel Press, what a fun process. Thanks for sharing Shari.
First time I have seen a Gel Plate project. Very nice! Thanks for sharing this technique.
I don’t have a Gel Press, but I love the look you achieved with yours!
Beautiful decor item!
That is GORGEOUS!! Now I want the gel press!
Beautiful project! I love the color combo!
Wow!!! This is sooooo Awesome!!! I LOVE it!!!!
Gorgeous! Stunning project, love the colors and layers of the heart.
Just amazing! I love the colors of the heart!
I really like your creation. I am usually not into jelly press works, but I really like this one. Very cool!!
Cute project! I liked watching the gel press technique!
Fabulous, Shari. Gorgeous color combination.
This is beautiful. I have been wanting to try using a gel press.
That was amazing. I have never seen the gel press used. Fabulous work!
What a gorgeous piece of art!! That beautiful frame really sets of that fabulous heart!
Shari, I’m SO GLAD I watched your video! I would NEVER HAVE THOUGHT to use TWO Gel Plates at one time! The Dina Wakely colors are GORGEOUS!!! AND I enjoyed watching your create this GORGEOUS HEART!!! I showed my hubby what you’ve made too….. I could tell, HE LIKED IT! I told him, I “NEED” one of those Tim Holtz Frames! LOL A little something else to add to my growing cart! ;) I can see making one of these GORGEOUS PIECES from time to time & displaying it in my living room!!! ;) THANKS SHARI for the WONDERFUL INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Oh my GOODNESS! This is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the video!
That is a gorgeous project. The colors you chose are beautiful. I’ve never used a gel press (never really understood what they were used for), but I’m rethinking that! Every time I watch you I vow to try mixed media — you’ve inspired me.
BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing!!
Thanks for sharing.
Wow! I LOVE this beautiful blend of color! This heart looks amazing!
Stunning design!Amazing creativity!
Love the colors very pretty.
This is amazing!
Nice colors! I only get to appreciate gel press now after seeing your video.
Always love seeing what gorgeous new project you’re gonna come up with. This is soooo pretty!!
Beautiful mixed medium project! Love the colours, and the heart looks stunning!
Wow, this colorful heart really pops against the dark background/
Gorgeous project and fascinating to watch. Also loved the music!
I really need to open the geli plate I’ve had for several years! Thanks for the wonderful video!
I have never seen anyone use the gel press before. Very interesting. Lots of work! Beautiful results.
Love this project. The heart is really gorgeous.
So pretty!! I love those colors!
Super Gel Plate heart – you did a great work here! Lovely
This looks awesome!
Love the colored
Carla from Utah
I love your project Shari! Love those colors.TFS
This looks fabulous, and I love how it hangs in that frame – perfect piece of decoration!
I watched a creativation video on journaling and who did I spy watching in the background?! Shari! No surprise! You are one of the masters of this process! Hypnotic to watch you create!
Wow what a beautiful heart!