Tuesday, May 8, 2018

What Took Me So Long...

Hi folks, I've got a new toy and after playing with it all day yesterday, I'm wondering why it took me so long to join the world of Gel Press addicts.
I confess I've had this piece of kit for a few months but I'd put it aside until the cubbyhole was less frantic, completely forgot about it and then had to turn the place upside down to find it. I wasn't quite sure it was going to be my thing and that was looking likely when I brayered the first application of paint and it started to bead up quite dramatically leaving baldy patchy dots everywhere. I'm sure this is not how it's supposed to look, but
I'm not one to give in so I cleaned the plate off and had another go but with the same result, just not quite so much beading.
OK, time to give it one more try...
and hey presto, no beading this time round so I threw caution to the wind and used stamps and stencils to lift paint from the plate and have to say I'm very happy with my first go at a Gel Press background
I can now confirm that we ARE going to be best friends after all and it looks like a new addiction has been added to the list. I probably won't be blogging much this week because I'll be far too busy out in the garden pulling weeds, scarifying the lawn, just enjoying being out in the fresh air.
 with my snoozing Furry Companion for company
so if I don't appear before the weekend, I'll see you all on Monday to share my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. In the meantime, I hope the sun continues to shine where you are. Let's enjoy it while we can because, I don't want to be all doom and gloom, but this could be a repeat of last year when Summer was a couple of weeks in May.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Well I love the look of the gell thingy bob, look forward to seeing more...
    Think we are all wondering about the weather Kath, best enjoy while we can, lots to do while the sun shines, I live in hope for more...enjoy your day...xx

  2. Loving the background you achieved after a couple of attempts. Have a fabulous week in the garden and don't over do it.
    Linda xxx

  3. I still need to put more time into gel plate myself but with the pup here it won't be happening in a hurry! Nice first efforts, all bright and colourful:-) fingers crossed for more sunshine in the 'hood!

    Sally xx

    Ps pup photos are on the blog

  4. Ooooh, I actually like the beading, it looks amazing, I wish I could achieve that with my plate! Well done for persevering though, all your samples are beautiful!

    I hope you have a great week in the garden.... at 2pm today the sun disappeared here and it rained, now it is cold, hope it is better for you! Hugs, Anne xxx

  5. All looks so interesting can't wait to see more, great weather for gardening hopefully it was eventful for you ........time to relax now x


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