Gel Press Techniques with Stencils

Hello there, Christine here with a card showing one of the backgrounds I made using the Art Deco stencil and a gel press.  The background I made for the card felt almost like the Northern Lights, so I added some images from the Oh Deer stamp set to create a finished scene.

Here is a video showing the entire process and lots of ideas how to use stencils with a gel press- I just had a lot of fun, didn't think too much and created a lot of backgrounds.

 

I used a 5x7 gel press with a number of distress oxide inks including: faded jeans, broken china, speckled egg, bundled sage, shaded lilac and rustic wilderness.  I splotched the color directly onto the gel press, used a roller over it to spread out the color, placed the Art Deco stencil on top and then pressed some 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock on top.  

Did you know that you can do embossing with stencils as well?  Once I made one print after removing the stencil, I put the stencil itself (that had color from the gel press on it) onto another piece of cardstock and ran that through my die cutting machine. Just make sure to rinse everything (roller, gel press and stencil) off with some warm water in between each background!

I chose one background for the card that I had created with faded jeans, broken china, speckled egg distress oxide inks and some Couture Creations Glitter Paste. To finish the card, I colored some images Oh Deer stamp set that I had die cut with my Brother CutNScan2 with some simple copic coloring.  The star of the show is definitely the glittery background made with the Art Deco stencil.

Thank you so much for stopping by!