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I am having such fun learning about the many creative options you have when crafting with Gel Press™ Plates! Having the available in so many sizes, like this 8” round, also makes projects simpler! The round shape of this plate just seemed perfect for the center of a fun flower - so the Funky Spring Flower Pillow was born!
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ acrylic paint - Pink Tropics, Shrimp, Chick
White cotton fabric
JudiKins™ Funky Flowers Cube Stamp
JudiKins™ KITE Stencil - Beaded Curtain
Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive
Offray® Ribbons - polka dots, stripes, solids in coordinating yellow, pink and coral tones
Cut white cotton fabric into two squares about 10”. (Tip - I use bed sheets for a LOT of my projects requiring white fabric! It’s an inexpensive option for crafting fabric!)
Apply small drops of each color of paint to 8” round Gel Press™ plate.
Use brayer to spread paint without totally blending colors.
Randomly stamp surface with 4 different flowers from Funky Flowers cube stamp - cleaning stamp between each application - to lift paint from Gel Press™ plate.
Place Beaded Curtain KITE Stencil over plate.
Place square of white fabric over plate and gently press with hands to transfer to fabric. I love the look of the square stencil against the round printed image.
Repeat to make second print. Trim off corners about 1/2-1" around printed images.
To make your flower petals, cut strips of coordinating ribbons about 5" long. Fold each in half, use 3-in-1 Adhesive to mount, with loop facing inward, on front of one print, with glue line aligned with edge of printed image.
Continuing adding ribbon loops/petals until you have about 3” of area without ribbon.
Place a line of 3-in-1 Adhesive around outside edge of image on 2nd printed fabric leaving about 3” of area without glue — align area without glue with area without ribbon and place face down over first piece with ribbon loops/petals.
Let glue dry. Carefully turn pillow inside out.
So many options... so little time!