ColorSparkx and a Gell Press Postcard

Good Morning all!  Helen here with a postcard I created using ColorSparkx and a gel press 5” x 7” plate.  I haven’t used ColorSparkx before, and I have to say… I LOVE the vibrant colors! And remember… a little goes a long way!

Finiahed postcard using gel press, ColorSparkx, and stencils

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Steps used to create this postcard….

Step 1- I gathered all my goodies to use for this…. Gel Press 5”x7” plate; TCW ColorSparkx Alpine colors (Terre Verte, Turquoise, Wisteria); TCW Stencil TCW926 – Bubble Rebound; Titanium White acrylic paint; brayer; white cardstock sheets.

products used for this project - gel press plate, TCW ColorSparkx Alpine, TCW stencil 926, acrylic white paint, bryer, cardstock sheets

Step 2 – Using my brayer, I applied a layer of Titanium White acrylic paint to the gel press plate.  I also applied a layer of paint to an extra sheet of cardstock (on the side).

Adding white acrylic paint to gel press and placing stencil on it.

Step 3 – I then placed the TCW Stencil TCW926 – Bubble Rebound on top of the wet paint. I used the ColorSparkx Alpine colors and tapped out some of each color on the stencil and paint.  While it was still wet, I used my brayer and rolled the ColorSparkx through the stencil on the gel press to mix the wet paint and ColorSparks together.

ColorSparkx tapped over the stencil over the wt acrylic paint

Step 4 – Lifting off the stencil, I then turned it upside down on the extra blank painted cardstock I had so I could get a reverse print with the ColorSparkx still on the stencil. The top two images are actually just cardstock that I used to clean off the gel press plate and the brayer. 4 backgrounds for the price of !!

prints pulled from gel press showing design of stencil

Step 5 – I picked out one of the prints I wanted to use and applied a layer of TCW9039 Copper Penny Modeling Paste using a spatula through the butterfly on TCW Stencil TCW925- Nature’s Circuitry, towards the top middle of my background.

Using the stencil Natures Circuitry, Copper modeling paste applied over it onto a gel print.

Step 6 – Once this dried, I added my girl and sentiment! Voila! Done!

Finished postcard with image of little girl and sentiment

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project for today!

Happy Creating!!

Helen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Products Used for this project:

TCW9058 ColorSparkx – Alpine

TCW Stencil TCW926 – Bubble Rebound

TCW Stencil TCW925- Nature’s Circutry

TCW9039 Copper Penny Modeling Paste

Other products:

Gel Press 5” x 7” plate

Titanium White acrylic paint

Brayer

Spatula

110 lb. White Cardstock

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