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Handmade flowers and Gel press = sweet gift for mom

Hello all! On my last post, I showed you one of the hand made flowers I was working on, using some lovely hand made papers.

Today, I want to show you the other two flowers and how I used them.

Acrylic paint
Canvas board
Gel Press

Here are the 3 flowers I made and the rest of the items I will be using. You don't HAVE to make the flowers, in fact, we have a bunch of great new flowers here!

I started by dropping some green acrylic paint on my canvas board. I used a flat card to spread it around​. You can see a few small patches of the white and that's ok.

At this point I noticed that I didn't like the other petals on one of my flowers, so I trimmed it down. Much better!

I chose to put some pink drops on the green. I used my fingers to dot it around the board. Now I used a small gel plate, dotted the paint from my fingers on it then, rolled some light grey paint on it with a brayer. Pressing that on to the canvas.
Here's how that looks.

Now I wanted another color. I couldn't wait to break out my new trio of mini Gel Press plates. I used a stencil over the 6 sided one and tapped on some red orange color.
Peel the stencil off the gel plate and stamp that on to my board

Adding more colors and shapes using the gel plates, other stencils and brushes.

Then I decided it was time to glue on my hand made flowers.

Sometimes, I use my own words but I had this chip board piece in my stash so I glued it on as well.

Close up of flowers

And here is the finished canvas. I love how colorful it is and how much fun it was to make. I hope it has inspired you to make your own mixed media work.

Until next time.

Jen Rothstein (Dog-Ma Studio) for


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