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!

Friday, August 12, 2016

12 x 12" Gel Press® Printing for Scrapbooking!


Gel Press® has recently introduced a brand new size for gel printing - 12 x 12" this is perfect for scrapbookers who want to create their own, unique background papers, or those who want to easily alter pre-printed papers for their layouts.  Find the full post and several more examples of layouts created with thins plate here on the Gel Press® blog.

Here are two layouts I created this week with this new plate!

Materials: 

Gel Press® 12x12" Printing Plate
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylics - Black Tie, Pewter, Dolphin, Dark Scarlet, Pumpkin, Red Hot, School Bus, Turf Green, Woodland Green, Cactus, Sky Blue
Beacon® 3-in-1 Adhesive
JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze
JudiKins™ KITE Stencil - Spiderweb
Blumenthal Lansing® Spider Buttons
Sizzix® Big Shot™, flower die
Assorted small yellow, red and orange buttons
White 12x12" card stock, olive green, red and yellow card stock
Ranger® Distress ink pad - Soot
Black checked ribbon
May Arts® Leaf ribbon
Brayer, scissors, paper trimmer, palette knife
Memory Makers metallic letter charms
Foam dots
Silver jewelry wire
Chipboard letters

I'll be sharing how I created the creepy background paper for the Ghoulish Guys layout in more detail next week.   The "guys" puddle of blood with the title is made from JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze™ mixed with Dark Scarlet DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ paint, then poured onto a non-stick sheet to dry in a puddle.   The dimensional spiders are all free-hanging on strands of jewelry wire.

This "Bloom" layout uses a couple of techniques - I used DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ paint for everything.   I printed the sky first, then added "stripes" of three shades of green on the bottom portion of the plate with a palette knife and printed the grass.   I applied red, orange and yellow paint to the plate and then used it as a stamp pad to stamp the flowers over the center of the layout where the grass met the sky.  I then gel printed onto white paper with the plate using the leftover paint from the "stamping" and die cut flowers with my Sizzix® Big Shot™ and a flower die.   These were mounted and buttons were added for the centers to add dimension.   I love this leaf ribbon from May Arts® - and it was the perfect way to add dimensional stems to the button centered flowers.  All the elements on BOTH layouts were mounted with Beacon® 3-in-1 Adhesive! 







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