Welcome! I’ve just recently come back from Creativation where I took a Gel Press class, among others. To say I have been inspired is an understatement! I am constantly thinking about my Gel Plate and how to use it.

In the Kindred Stamps Fan Club, we’ve started an ATC exchange and I thought this would be the perfect time to play with my Gel Press!

An ATC, if you didn’t know, is an Artist Trading Card. It is a small work of art that one artist trades with another, they generally measure around 2.5″ by 3.5″. In our club, we are creating 9 ATCs and shipping them to a host. Marcia Caradinta of The Frolicking Fairy is our host, and she is distributing them out amongst the rest of us. We’ll receive a random assortment back to keep and to treasure. There have been a lot of remarkable creations in our group and I just can’t wait to see what I get back!

Because this exchange was hosted by Kindred Stamps we all are using a Kindred Stamps set, I chose to use the Dino Park set and I took a lot of process shots in my working on it! See my coloring photos below:

I fussy cut ALL of those characters, boy do I need a Scan n Cut! Then I ran my Copic Multi Liner around the edges to clean up the white, this creates a more professional and finished look.

Now on to the background! This was the real fun! I have a video to show you how I created it!

The gold shimmer spray is barely noticeableĀ on the camera, it is still subtle in person, to bring it out, and to add just a touch more POP! to my cards I wrapped some gold embroidery thread around them!

To finish off my cards I printed off labels using Avery name tags that I found at Staples. On these labels, I printed off the date these cards were made, the club that hosted the event, and my information.

I am HOOKED on ATCs! I’ve made some for using Brutus Monroe products and my Gell Plate as well! I can’t wait to show you what else I come up with!

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2 thoughts on “Gel Press ATC Tutorial!”

  1. Your ATCs turned out fabulous!! Thank you for sharing a great tutorial (easy for us beginners) on how to use a Gelli plate! Perfect scale pattern for some dinosaurs! šŸ™‚

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