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Gel Press Coaster set

Hello from the UK!

This is my design team project for Altered Pages

Gel printing coasters was so much fun. I wanted a kind of animal/tribal type of look and this is how it went.

I took some card coasters that were old charity shop finds to alter, and used them as a base. Any thick card would also work.




I covered four of them in Gesso and left to dry and chose four paint color's , including black white, brown and metallic bronze. I covered the Gel Press with black and brown and brayered onto a piece of white cardstock. I drew swirls and patterns with the end of a paint brush and then printed onto the paper. I dried the layer and repeated the process adding more paint .



After the last layer dried, I added more black and white and bronze laying it down quite thick in places. I pressed it lightly with my hands instead of the brayer and because the paint was still thick it created a great textured look. I used the end of the paint brush again to add more dimension. Then added some black paint circles using two size caps from bottles and dried the whole lot.

I used a coaster to trace on the dried Gel and cut it out. Covered the back of the gel print and the top of the coasters with gel medium (matte) and adhered in place.  Finally I sealed over the top with two more layers of gel medium.



I was very pleased with the outcome as it achieved the tribal look but in an abstract kind of way.




Thanks for looking, June Mac


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