Laughter Mixed Media Layout

Happy New Year friends! This year, I’m going to make it a colorful year. I love playing with paint. Therefore, I am going to try using my Gel Plate by Gel Press more often. It’s so cool and after you get the hang of it, you can really create some wonderful backgrounds for your projects.

Disclaimer: “The Crafter’s Workshop Provided me with Product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.”

To begin, I added a drop or two of blue paint onto my gel plate and then used a brayer to smooth out the paint all over the plate. Then, I placed my page over the plate and pressed down all over the plate to transfer the paint onto the paper.

I repeated this same process using a variety of colors that complimented each other. I really love this color combination!

Next, I used the TCW361 Tiny Circles 12X12 stencil and Platinum Modeling Paste to add metallic dots all over the page. I used a palette knife to pull the Platinum Modeling Paste through the stencil being careful not to move the stencil.

Once the Platinum Modeling Paste was completely dry, I used a rubber stamp to create the black lines at the bottom and then I added some more paint across the bottom and let it dry. Rather than use a tape runner to hold down everything, I used the Gel Medium to glue down everything. That way, none of the embellishments would come off the page over time.

I used a variety of patterned papers and embellishments to complete the layout.

I hope I inspired you to experiment with your gel plate! And if you do not own one…it won’t be long before you decide to play with one! Thank you so much for visiting today!

Nicole Martel, Design Team Member

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