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Hello everyone, Karen Ellis here. Happy 150th Canada and…   Happy 4th to all our American Friends! On May 21 I had the privilege of hosting a CSMLIVE on Facebook.  During that live Broadcast I demonstrated how to create a Canadian flag monoprint using Gel Press Printing Plates and ArtFoamies Stamps.  It was so much fun to do and I’m so happy that so many of you watched!If you missed the broadcast, click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61i1BmIp6Pk&t=1s During the broadcast I mentioned I would be posting another project inspired by the same technique.   Yes!  You can use the printing plates on all kinds of surfaces – not just paper!Here is a fun Cloth Tote I made by monoprinting with the plates and stamps.   I prepared the Gel Press 5×7 Plate the same way as in the video BUT… instead of pressing the cloth into the plate, I mounted the plate onto…

Hello everyone – Sally Lynn MacDonald here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I love art journaling – but I really love capturing memories in my journal. The hardest part about keeping a journal is getting started and that is where I’ve come up with a way of getting past the fear of the blank page and freeing myself to create by monoprinting on the blank pages. My favorite travel journal is a landscape watercolor paper journal. I like this journal for the size of and the type of paper inside the journal. To start, I will choose a color scheme that complements the travel theme but doesn’t overwhelm. These are backgrounds, so they need to be somewhat subtle. For my colors I chose: Golden’s Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (a sunny color!) Golden’s Titan Green Pale (a very light, almost white green) Golden’s Titanium White (pure, bright white) Pebeo’s Iridescent Blue…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Marian Dunn – this weeks lucky winner. We want everyone to get Gel Press Obsessed. Creative Scrapbook Magazine and Gel Press have partnered to bring you this awesome Gel Press prize package. Included in your prize is ONE 8×10 Gel Press plate. ONE of our brand new Impressable textured plates, this one is Overlapping Circles, designed by Sally Lynn MacDonald of Palettini. And to round out a good beginner set- a super easy to use basic brayer. All you need is paint or ink, some paper and lots of imagination! Gel Press printing and paper crafting- a perfect match!”To enter to win 1. Visit Gel Press on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine 2. Leave a comment right here on this blog post. You have until Friday April 14th  at midnight to enter to win!  Its that EASY! Wondering…