“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!!
The color combo is so pretty. Using two plates is such a great idea.
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!!!
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!
Very Very Cool!
Thanks for sharing
I have never done gel press, but your project is so pretty.
Such gorgeous colors!
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.
Wonderful project! Love the gel press.
I absolutely love the purples and blues you used Shari. Beautiful!
I love the color combination on the heart and the lovely frame!
Wow! Such a gorgeous piece of art!
Thanks for sharing your creativity…
Shari is my fave SSS designer. Love her mixed-media style! Can’t wait to try this technique!
AWESOME choice of color, said a purple lover. =) LOVE that heart.
That heart looks so good!
This is so pretty. I just can’t do this, it never looks right to me. I already follow by email.
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
Awesome! Mind-boggling. [labor-intensive] I love to watch you work!
Love all the layers of colours!!
Love this awesome project! Have not tried a gel press yet but this gorgeous heart makes me think I need one?
It was fascinating to watch you create this beautiful piece, Shari!
Your beautiful heart had me Googling “gel press”!
So many lovely layers and elements!!!!! Love it!
Great color combinations and attention to details. The gel press created a great backdrop for the stenciling. tfs
Love the color combo.
Great layering and colors!
Oh wow, this is just gorgeous!
What a stunning project, I love that colorful heart!
Love the colors! This is a technique I have yet to try, thanks for the inspiration Shari!
Beautiful and inspiring!
This is beautiful!! The colors are amazing!
Another great piece of art from Shari. I really enjoyed watching your video showing us how you created today’s art creation.
Thank you so much Shari for sharing this – the colours are fantastic, vibrant and eye catching!
I Love the colors and the layout on this❤️
Great colours. Lovely to watch the process. Lots of inspiring ideas here.
Stuuning project Shari and a great tutorial video, especially the part with the gel press. I learned a lot from that. Thank yuo for sharing.
Pretty colors! Never used a gel press.
Great Mixed media project Shari. I love all the different techniques you used making this. Thanks for sharing.
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.
Such a great frame!
I don’t do mixed media myself but was fascinated watching this video!
very cool, enjoyed watching the progress of how you made this!
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
Such an amazingly gorgeous project!