Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

Welcome to my NEW blog! For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for almost 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Gel Press™ Funky Spring Flower Pillow - Gel Press™ Blog Hop Time!



Thank you for joining our first Gel Press™ Blog Hop!  We will have a challenge every month!  This gives you the opportunity to play along AND win a Gel Press™ for yourself!  This month you can win an 8" Round Gel Press™ Plate!!  

Enter by going to all of the blogs listed here.   Leave a comment on the Gel Press™ Blog telling us your favorite project!  You can comment bewteen now and April 7!  Winner to be announced on Gel Press Junkies on FB and Gel Press™ product page April 8th!  You will have your 8" Round Gel Press™ to make a project to play along with our Earth Day designs April 22! Enjoy the projects and good luck!
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! 

Materials:

DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ acrylic paint -  Pink Tropics, Shrimp, Chick 
Brayer
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 
Scissors 

Instructions:

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.


Stuff with fiber fill.  Carefully glue open area, adding ribbon loops/petals to seal pillow. 

So many options... so little time! 


55 comments:

  1. how cute is that pillow!! Can I have it? :)

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    1. Lol thanks! It was a fun project to create!

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  2. My granddaughter would love to make one of these! So cute!!

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    1. Thanks - Yes, it would be a perfect project for a girls bedroom!

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  3. Lovely! What a wonderful idea! I thought maybe a pin cushion too. Gotta love the orange!

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  4. I love this idea. I have old sheets that I can cut up for this project. thanks for the idea!

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    1. Thanks! Repurposed sheets are my go-to fabric many times! I also love to get material from clothes at Goodwill! Leather, silk, sometimes even fur can be found there!

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  5. Good instructions - much appreciated!

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    1. Thank you Anne! Glad you found them helpful! :0)

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  6. Great details as always Cindi! It looks like fun!

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    1. Thanks Carole! I am having a lot of fun learning about what I can do with my Gel Press plates!

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  7. Love this project! Such a cute idea!

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  8. So very cute! Love the colors and the "fab" idea!

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  9. The print on fabric is fabulous and the pillow complete is so cute.

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  10. Love the "gelli" pillow. What a fabulous idea. Maybe I will be able to make one soon?

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    1. Gel Press printing is so versatile - that's why I love it! Thanks for your comment!

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  11. This pillow is just too cute! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  12. thanks for sharing love the colours

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  13. what a cute idea! Colours are super. Thanks for this gr3at idea.

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  14. This is fun, great idea, loving the colors.

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  15. What a fun way to see dat you made it on fabric!
    thans for this great idea!
    Wiebine

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    1. It was pretty easy to do! Thanks for commenting!

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  16. I haven't yet tried printing on fabric, but I think it will make for interesting quilts! I'd love to dye my own fabric but can't justify the work, expense etc. However, gel printing...that's a whole other thing!

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    1. OOOH great idea! Would LOVE to see your finished quilt!

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  17. I love the pattern and colors you used on this pillow!~
    marilyn sandau

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  18. This is so adorable. I want to make one for my granddaughters room.

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