Gel Press Creating Printed Paper Collections Part Two with Kate Crane

Gel Press Creating Printed Paper Collections Part Two with Kate Crane


Welcome back to part 2. Now I’ve got all
of my papers that I’ve printed in part one. And as it is nearing Christmas I am
going to make some little gift tags and some gift boxes. I’ve got some here that
I have already done. Now things like this are fairly straightforward to put
together, once you already have your papers. So here I’ve cut out some flowers
using a Tim Holtz cutting die and just simply mounted it on a tag with quite a bit of
stitching. And this one also. And this is a gift box. And this is a straightforward
origami gift box. There are loads of instructions online for putting
something like that together. But look how it is transformed by just cutting
patterned paper panels for each side, and a little gift tag to match. We are going
to make another tag. I’ve cut myself a tag using kraft paper. I’m going to layer some of my coordinating papers and then add a stamped image. To put together my tag I’ve got a few pieces ready. So my coordinating papers: I cut a larger
piece, and then these are slightly wider, just so they overlap a little bit. I am
going to overlap these. Then another piece of the cream along here. I might
just stitch those. But before I do, I want to add a little bit of white pen though. And
I’ve stamped my image. This is an image designed by me for Carabelle Studio. And I’ve
stamped her onto some of the paper and cut her out. So I don’t have to color
it in. She’s already got the matching colors so that she can sit on that tag.
Before I stick anything down, I’ll start stitching. I’m just going to use my white
pen, and I’m just going to enhance the pattern that is already there. So those spirals that I did on the gel plate, I’m just going to
pull those out a little bit. I’m also going to ink all the edges before I stick
anything together. Always looks better when you get those edges finished off.
I’ve stuck together my pieces of card. Now I’ve just stuck them a little bit, because I am
going to stitch. And it is much easier to stitch something when it’s already held
in place. Of course stitching is always optional, but I just like the look of it.
So I am just going to run some stitching along these edges and then eventually
mount it onto the tag, with a little image. No she’s headless at the minute. And it will start to come together. I’ll
show you now how that’s all stitched down. And I’ve just kind of stitched
around, just to frame my image. I did my cord. And I am just going to add a little
bit of glitter. And then I am calling that one done. Once you have your own papers there is so much you can do with them. Especially when you pull some coordinating prints. So here are just a few of my tags and little gift boxes, ready for the holiday season.
Thanks so much for watching. See you next time.

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