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Friday, May 27, 2016

"Fish Bones" Masculine Card - Gel Press™ Blog Hop


Gel Press™ Plate - 6 x 6” 
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - Woodland Green, Dolphin, Night Sky, Cocoa Bean
JudiKins™ KITE Stencil - High Anxiety
JudiKins™ Fish Bones rubber stamp
Beacon® Zip Dry™ Adhesive 
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Crafter’s™ Ink - Deep Woods by Ann Butler
Dimensional foam dots 
White paper
Dark blue, dark green, grey card stock 
Rubber brayer, paper trimmer, scissors

I began my mono-printing for this project on a piece of pre-printed paper - created with two shades of light blue and white paint from an earlier project.  You could use plain white paper, or first prepare a paper this color before proceeding to the next steps.

Place drops of all 4 shades of Multi-Surface Satin™ paints onto 6 x 6” Gel Press™ plate. 

Brayer lightly to blend colors.  

Use un-inked Fish Bones stamp to stamp into paint on plate, cleaning between impressions by stamping on to a piece of white paper (save at least one "clean" stamped image for your focal image).

Place High Anxiety stencil over plate. 

Place pre-printed light blue (or white) paper over plate and press evenly to transfer design to paper.  Pull print and let dry.

Lift stencil and pull second print on plain paper for later use. 

Ink Fish Bones stamp with Deep Woods ink.  Stamp over printed paper randomly, re-inking between stamping.

Trim to desired size. 

Use Zip Dry™ to mount onto dark blue card stock and trim to create mat about 1/8” larger on all sides than background paper.  

Cut card from grey card stock.  Mount patterned paper with mat centered on card front. 

Use scissors to trim around one of the stamped Fish Bones images.  Cut dark green card stock mat to fit beneath fish.  Use dimensional foam dots to mount fish to green mat.  Use Zip Dry to mount centered on card front over patterned paper. 

Want a bonus chance to win a prize from Gel Press™?  Between now and Father's Day (June 19, 2016) create your own "Just For Him" project and post it on our Facebook page Gel Press™ Junkies!  Everyone that plays along will be entered in a drawing as well.  Yes, we would love you to use a Gel Press™ in your entry - but you don't have to! Just make a fabulous project featuring Father's Day and post it!  Maybe you will win a Gel Press™! 

To Qualify for the drawing: 
1) You may enter a maximum of 3 times with individual projects.
2) You must by 18 years old.
3) You must live in the USA.
4) Mentioning other products or other companies in your post disqualifies your project.


  1. Great weekend for fishing! Great art!

  2. Love the stamping and mark making on your prints!! Great job!!

  3. Great project! Love the colors.

  4. Fantastic fishy fun card. 😄

  5. Love the fish stamp and the colours you have used. Something I keep intending to create as we run fishing holidays here and now inspired! Bx

  6. So cool....I love that swirly stencil.....great colors!