“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

WATCH THE VIDEO:

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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. 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!

  2. 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!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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