Mono Prints with a Gel Press Plate

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today sharing my mono prints that I created with a gel press plate!!

I was introduce to Gel Press Plates at Creativation!! I watched Marybeth Shaw, the founder of StencilGirl Products, demonstrate how to use them!! She made me laugh with this quote, “It’s Not Done Yet”, she was referring to her plate that still had paint on it, even after she created a bunch of backgrounds.  I was tickled.  So when I arrived home I had to pick one up.

Now I have 4 different plates and still want more!!  LOL!!

Take a look at what I created today:

I played with February 2017 Mandalas, Circle and Spheres Collection by Maria McGuire stencil along with Vicki Boutin Arylic Paints Set 2.

I love the results that you get when you use the gel press plate and stencils.  You will never get the same print twice.  That is the beauty of this technique.

Check out what I created with this print:

 

I totally love this!! This card turned out perfect!!

I’m entering this card into the Muse Challenge #214. Anita Bowden is the Muse this week, check out her card:

I did not see her card until after I created my prints.  So I was inspired by the press plate, the paints and the stencil.  My card just so happen to fall right in line with Anita’s.  Thats creativity at its best to me.

So what do you think?  Please let me know below!!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased except the paints.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 
Gel Press 6 x 6 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING PLATE 10800 American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - Mixed Media - Acrylic Paint - Set 2  

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Stamping with a Gel Press Plate – a2z Scrapbooking March 2017 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Playing with Stencils!!

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Take a look at my card:

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I had so much fun this weekend playing with my Gel Press Plate that I had to create a card using it.  I added paint to the gel press using a brayer.  Then I placed the plate on top of the card front.  After that, I placed the stencil on top of the gel plate.  Then I added the ink on top of the stencil using a brayer.  I removed the stencil and placed the gel plate on top of the card front creating a textured look on the card front. Then I die cut the sentiment hello out of white cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

Pretty cool!

What do you think? I would love to hear what you think below.

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of April.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Floral Pattern StencilHA Hello Stamp and Cutjane-davenport-paint

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Holiday Gift Coaster Tiles

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Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited about participating in the 6th Annual Handmade Blog Hop!! This is my first year participating and I have to say I had so much fun creating my handmade gift.

The Handmade Holiday Blog Hop goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season for your loved ones.  All of the participates have chosen projects that are easy to do with products that you use everyday or new products that you’ve never thought of using before.

The blog hop spans over three days, November 8th, 9th and 10th!!  Today is day 2 and its all about Holiday Decor Ideas!!

I created a set of coasters for my brother and his soon to be wife. They are about to get married and I wanted to give them a gift from my heart.

Take a look at my coasters:

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I love how these coasters turned out!!  The purple and white look so good together.

Let me show you how I created these coasters:

Gather all of the supplies needed for this project.

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Select the two colors you want to mix in order to create a unique color. For this project DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish for Glass Treasure and Romance were used.

Make sure you use the right ratio to achieve the color you want. For this purple color, mix 3 part Treasure and 1 part Romance.

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Paint each of the tiles with long even strokes. One coat at a time covering the entire tile.

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Give each tile a total of 3 coats each for a super smooth finish.

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Once the paint dries, its time to add the letter you want on the coasters.  Simple place the stencil on top of the title and use Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink with a sponge dauber.

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Once the pigment ink dries, it takes awhile, you can add Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish as a top coat to seal the top of the coaster.

To finish the coasters off, cut a couple of pieces of cork and adhere them to the bottom of the coaster in the four corners. This will prevent the coaster form sliding on different surfaces.

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Here’s a close-up:

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Wrap the coasters with some ribbon and tie a bow.  Place these coasters in a box and this handmade gift is ready to go.

Coasters in action:

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The clean up was super easy.  Water washes the paint off of the palette and out of the brushes.

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So what do you think?  Please let me know below!  I would love to hear what you think and if you will give this project a try.

Its time to hop along to the next stop! Just click the link below for your next stop!

 

What’s a blog hop without a Giveaway!!! Check out all of the different prizes up for grabs!

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11 prizes of a $50+ value each!! The winners will be chosen randomly from all of the contest entries on November 14, 2016.  In order to enter the giveaway please click the Rafflecopter link below!

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A huge Thank You to all of the sponsors for this amazing blog hop!! So of them you know other you many not know!!  Please, stop on by to their site and see the amazing thing they have to offer.  A complete list with sites attached are listed below.

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Sponsor List:

Clearsnap 
Hydrangea Hippo etsy shop
Hepp’s Salt Co. (food) 
The Twinery 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 
Stencil1 
Buttons Galore & More 
DecoArt, Inc. 
Walnut Hollow 
Graphic 45 
Iron Orchid Designs 

Supplies used:

decoart-treasure  decoart-romancedecoart-light-satin-varnish  tile

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

YNS October 2016 Release Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our October Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

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YNS Supplies: Merry Christmas Chickie

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean, Colorbox Archival Dye Ink, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil, Textured Paste, Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy

I love how this card turned out.  It makes me want to go out in the snow and play.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the October 2016 Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Silhouette Stamping: CS Take It Make It Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Take Flight (TIMI)

I love the size of this card.  It measures 2.50 x 5.25.

To get the card started, I stenciled the background using one of Tim Holtz Mini stencil set 7 and distress ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

Then I stamped So Suzy Stamps Girl With Balloons using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink. Then I stamped So Suzy Stamp Take Flight sentiment using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for September is: Visible Image.

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Prize: 3 Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Girl with Balloons Take Flight

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Stencil Tag – a2z Scrapbooking September 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Make It A Tag!! 

Take a look at the card I created:

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I used Hero Arts Asian Flower Pattern Stencil and Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door) to create the background on the white tag that I cut out by hand.

Then I used Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cuts set to cut out the word hello and adhered it to the front of the tag with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. After that I stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath the die cut.

I added a white ribbon to the top of the tag to finish it off.

Super, super easy to create.

What do you think?

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of September.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HA Asian Flower Pattern StencilHA Hello Stamp and Cutheavyweight cardstockTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveDistress Ink Scattered Straw

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Masking and Stenciling

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of July.

This month’s theme is Take a Technique: Stenciling or Masking!!  That means you can use a stencil or mask somewhere on your creation with a stamped image or sentiment anywhere on your creation.

Take a look at my card:

Hello (masked stencil) (TIMI)

So stenciling is pretty but mix that with masking and you have a great design.

Here is how I created this card:

I used Your Next Stamp Circle die to cut a circle out of some masking paper.

Then I placed the Inkadinkado masking paper on top of the card front.

After that I placed the stencil on top of the masked card front.

Once those two were in place, I blended the two distress ink colors on top of the stencil.

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Then I took the mask off to reveal the beautiful circle of dots.

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To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set on top of the masked/stenciled dots.

Super simple and easy!!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for August is: GiogioCraft!

Prize: Bundle of 4 Stencils

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

YNS circle dies Hello stamp set