Thanks for popping in. Happy Monday. Last day of the GRAY WEEKEND SALE> Wowee. Ends midnight tonight. So you’ve got till then to head on over to the website and place your last orders. As was explained yesterday, not only are we offering 33% discount + NDC Members Discounts, should you be able to find something on the website that you absolutely HAVE TO HAVE, and thus manage to spend £20 (after all discounts), we will send you this lovely brand new stencil worth £4.99 as a gift, absolutely free. It will get added to your £20 order automatically when we pick n pack it.
Wanted to have a play, and show you a few tricks n tips on how to use it. Ready? Here goes…..
Place the stencil on the 8×10 Gelpress.
Loads up some felts or sponges with alcohol inks,
Use a craft mat to puddle the ink on if you are using sponges. Then dab dab dab.
Remove the stencil.
See? The Stencil is coated in lovely alcohol ink, too.
Get your Die cutting machine plate sandwich ready, because you do have to move quite fast. From the bottom: Outer plate first, then rubber shim, then a sheet of copy paper. Then a piece of Chromo Card, glossy side facing up.
Take the sheet of GLOSSY Chromo Card (in the sale) Spritz the Chromo Card with Ranger Blending Solution and lay back down on the copy paper, belending solution facing UP. Quickly lay the inky stencil inky side down on the blending solution.
Complete the sandwich with the frosted plate then the outer plate. Quickly run it through your mangle. Mine’s a Gemini. ANY MANGLE WILL WORK!
Voila! Look! Beautiful transfer of alcohol trick!
The rubber shim helps the emboss, too. See?
You can repeat the process and get a ghost transfer, too. Beautiful background.
Right. Let’s park the Chromo Card and head back to the Gelpress….
Mix it up with your Brayer
Spread it onto the dried ink Gel Press. Not too much. You can always gently roll some off if you overcook it. Too much and the print won’t pull away. Too little and the print won’t pull away. (Helpful, aren’t I?!)
See the alcohol print underneath? That’s how much you need. Very difficult to tell you how much. You have to Feel it. You have to figure it out . When you can see the print faintly through the paint, that’s about right.
Flip the painty Gelpress over and plant paint side down on a sheet of white Clarity Stencil Card – the large size. This card is Cut to fit this large Gel press. Here, you are looking through the Mega Mount that the Gelpress is mounted on.
Flip it back, rub the card, and pull the print…the white speckle happened because I lifted too much of the paint off the back in that area. It’s cool though.
So. We’ve got 3 arty bits from the one process. Let’s check:
Now it’s time to chop. Let’s give this trick a new arty name: Chopitup. It’s a Chopitup process!
And now? It’s time to make loads of little arty card and tags! This is where the Sticker booklets come in very handy too. They’re in the sale….all of them
So much arty goodness from one inky session on the GelPress!
Hope you like the projects. It’s certainly a stencil worth having. You can buy it, of course. But not yet. We want to GIVE IT AWAY FIRST!
LAST ORDERS PLEASE LADIES & GENTS! Till midnight tonight x
Love & Hugs,