Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gel Press and Resin Paper Art

Welcome to the ETI/Gel Press Blog Hop!

The designers for both companies have been creating wonderful projects. Please leave a comment on EACH blog. Tell us on the Gel Press blog and on the Resin Crafts blog as to which projects you found most interesting or inspiring. One winner will be picked, at random, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 10pm CST. The winner will get both Petite sets of Gel Press plates and ETI Jewelry Resin! Hop now through Sunday! Winner must be 18 or over and live in the USA. 

Good Luck!

Today I am going to show you how to make Resin Paper using ETI EnviroTex Lite® and 
a 5" X 7" Gel Press printing plate and turn it into a piece of ART.

Supplies Needed:
Embroidery thread
Beacon Mixed Media Adhesive
Foam Squares
Mat board

Crop-a-dile or hole punch
Acrylic Paints - DecoArt Media
Garbage bag
Paint brush
Paper Trimmer

Let's get started......

Apply some paint onto Gel Press.

Run brayer across paints.

Put paper over the top of the Gel Press with the paint and firmly rub over the top of your paper and make sure you smooth across the page to get your paints onto the paper to make your print.

Here are three prints I made using my Gel Press-do you see what I see?
(I am seeing a lady in two of the prints and a heart in the other)

I set the prints aside to dry and cleaned my Gel Press Plate and brayer. Super easy to clean!

Once your prints are dry, it is time to mix up the EnviroTex Lite® following
the manufacturer's directions. I used a garbage bag on my table for protection and to be able to pull the resin paper off when done. Make sure to protect you surface you are working on.

Add equal amounts of part A and part B

Pour A into B and mix for 2 minutes

Now pour into other cup to pick up any left over hardener and mix for 1 more minute.

Brush on a very thin layer of resin.

Flip paper over and brush on the back side.

Flip to the front side and brush out any bubbles or folds. The backside will dry and have the impression of the garbage bag. This is not a big deal as you won't see it. Let dry 24 hours and peel off.

The paper is ready to work with. It is flexible.

I tore my edges to start.

Trim your mat board and background paper to fit mat board using paper trimmer.

Tear cream paper and adhere down to the base paper using Beacon Mixed Media Adhesive.

Using a hole punch or Crop-a-dile punch holes and set eyelets.

Put embroidery floss through eyelets.

Adhere foam pop ups onto back of print.

Adhere to white/cream paper. Using double sided Acid free tape adhere the floss to the back of the base paper. Adhere base to mat board using Beacon Mixed Media Adhesive.

Enjoy your new piece of ART-

I am calling this Heart Strings!

I did also made a quick necklace out of a piece that was leftover after I tore the paper.

Here it is.

Make sure to visit all of the designers!


Ann Butler said...

Great project(s) Donna...thanks for being part of the hop!

Unknown said...

Beautiful project!

Karen said...

Very pretty!

SandeeNC said...

Love it!

Lea Cioci said...

Great project!

Byrd Street Studio said...

What wonderful "projects" . I am loving the idea of redfin paper made with the gel prints.

Becky said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

Wow - very cool! Love these!

Annmakes said...

Fabulous projects.

Muffins and Lace said...

Love it.

Unknown said...

I had no idea you could do that with paper....thanks!

Yoga with Gaileee said...

Loving this blog hop. Giving me some more ideas to do!