Friday, July 22, 2016

Gel Press Shark Card and Matching Envelope

Good Morning Ladies,
The heat is keeping me inside. The dogs can't take it. They even decided to play inside yesterday.
The project for today is Gel Press Shark Card and Matching Envelope
Over on facebook is a Gel Press Junkies group. In that group is a gal who does Gel Press cards and matching envelopes. She made a comment that I needed to try making a Gel Press envelope. So that is what I did. Make mail art!
I started with the card. The background was created using the Gel Press and two colors of dylusions paint. A Joggles stencil was used to create the bubbles in the water with Momento Luxe white ink. The images and sentiment are from an Avery Elle clear stamp set. The sharks were stamped on watercolor paper and colorized with watercolors. The little fish were stamped with black Archival Ink.
A close-up of the sharks.
The inside sentiment is from the same set. It is stamped on another piece of Gel Press background.
This is the matching envelope. The white spot in the center was created using a spellbinders die that was cut from masking paper. The envelope was then placed on the Gel Press as a second pull from the card background. It just worked out that it had a bubbly look. Using the same Avery Elle set as the card I set to stamping. The shark fins and chomped surf board were stamped in black Archival Ink and colorized using watercolors. The waves at the bottom were gone over with a dark blue art marker.
A close-up of the fins and surfboard. I love how watercolor can be done on top of the paint without disturbing the paint.
I am so glad I was pushed to try this Gel Press mail art!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

1 comment:

Sandee Setliff said...

I LOVE it, it's just fabulous!!!!!