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Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations is now Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 17 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, April 20, 2016

Gel Press™ Earth without Art is just "eh" Wall Hanging - Gel Press™ Blog Hop Time!

Thank you for joining our Earth Day 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!  You could win a Gel Press™ Plate!!  

We want to encourage you to reuse and recycle with Gel Press™.  Have you though of making Gel Press™ prints on old maps? What about old Christmas cards or even magazines?  Hop around and see what our Designers have come up with for this hop.  Gel Press™ will be giving away a prize again this month.  Comment on the Gel Press™ blog what your favorite project was and why.  We will accept comments from April 20-24.  The winner will be announced on the  FB Page  and on Gel Press™ Junkies FB page!   Good luck!

Hop along by following these links: 

Gel Press™ - 8” Round
DecoArt® Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint - New Life, Everlasting, Legacy 
Palette knife 
Glass beads 
JudiKins™ Snappy Tray 
JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze 
ART, compass, globe rubber stamp 
Black permanent ink pad 
Rolling letter/number stamp 
Assorted acrylic letters, black lettering stickers
Black permanent marker 
8” Smoothfoam™ Disc 
Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive 
Blue 1” ribbon 


For this project, less paint leads to better results.  Use palette knife to apply small amounts of each shade of Chalky Finish Paint to 8” Round Gel Press™.  Brayer to blend colors.   

Stamp UNINKED “Art” rubber stamp into paint.    Repeat with compass stamp and globe stamp, cleaning off paint between each impression.   I find that by working with a thin layer of the chalky finish paint you get better results with lifting the paint with the  rubber stamps. 

Place paper over plate and press to transfer print.  

Cut out. 

Apply a “strip” of Everlasting paint next to the “ART” stamped area. Let dry. 

Ink ART Stamp with permanent black ink, stamp over the lifted ART stamped area.   

Spell out WITHOUT on rolling letter stamp, stamp with black ink onto painted white strip next to ART. 

Add “is just” lettering with black acrylic letters.  Ad - eh- beneath “is just” and add “ “ with permanent marker.

Mount “earth” acrylic letters.  

Use Diamond Glaze™ to mount coordinating colors of glass beads around outside of print. 

Paint outside edges of 8” Smoothfoam™ disc with New Life Chalky Finish Paint.  Let dry.  

Use Beacon™ 3-in-1 to mount blue ribbon loop to back of disc to hang finished piece. 

Use 3-in-1 to mount print to top of disc. 

So many options.....so little time! 


  1. What a great project, I love how each designer has a different idea on the theme. Very cool.

    1. Yes! Always so neat to see what everyone creates with the same "guidelines"!

  2. Nothing "eh" about this! LOVE

  3. Fun ideas! Love the white stamp images on the colored backdrop!

  4. WOW...those beads must have taken forever!!!! :)

    1. Lol - ummmm yes, but I'm a sucker for punishment lol!

  5. Wow! You can rock a gel plate! Nice job!

    1. Lol thank you Donna - it's a new adventure for me - I love experimenting with them!

  6. What a fun project! Fun result too!

  7. i have the tshirt that says the same thing!!! LOL it is a great saying! i love how it came out!

  8. Very cool! Such a perfect and true quote!

  9. Beautiful sentiment - great layout on a super background !!