Friday, June 10, 2016

Getting my Zen on with Gel Press

Hello,  welcome to How to make Zentangles on a Gel Press™ Print. Today my Colleagues and I are doing a fun blog hop where our viewers get to see how we were inspired to "Get Zen" with Gel
Press™.   Here is the link to the GelPress™ Blog, where you can comment on the hop.

Here is my project






I made a Purse Size Zentangle Tile Carrier.  I like to doodle and draw zentangles when I am just waiting around such as before appointments.  Having this folder will mean that I can carry a handful of tiles (pieces of watercolor paper sized  3.5" square ) in my purse without getting damaged.




To make this I started with one of my many prints made on an 8" x 10" Gel Press™plate, made with cardstock and acrylic paints.  I chose this particular print because of all the white spaces that were crying out for some zen doodling love!


After I had added all the doodles I wanted,



I drew some guidelines for folding.









 I cut the paper down to 8.5" x 8."





I folded the paper in half, and then I folded the bottom section in half again.



Using some dry double sided adhesive, I glued the flap down to the two side edges, which created a large pocket.


 The pocket inside the folder now holds some blank tiles ready for zentangling or doodling on the go.

Supplies:
Cardstock (Any)
Gel Press® 8" x 10"
Acrylic Paints (Deco Art)
Black Permanent pen
Permanent Adhesive Tape (Tombow)
Stencils

Hop along to all the designer blogs!  Don't forget to go to the Gel Press blog and leave a comment.