Earlier this week I went to a workshop run by the uber talented Gwen at The Stamp Pad, in Saddleworth. This workshop was not one I would have rushed out t book on as I thought that glass gels were only for use on Glass! Oh my word, how wrong was I?
We spent the evening exploring the different things you can do with these wonderful gels. First of all we practised making a row of pearl like dots. These gels are great for this, and it means that you can always colour coordinate your work.
Then we stamped a Daffodil image (from Stampendous) and using the gels coloured the image in. It took a bit of practice But you can get some very different effects. If you only use a small amount, you get a light covering. However if you use a fair amount it becomes quite vibrant and dimensional.
We then played with the gels through a stencil. You have to be quite quick with this as you need to wash the stencil very soon to stop the gel sticking to the stencil. We found that you have to be very methodical with this or you can soon get into a mess :)
We then stamped a sentiment onto white card, scribbled different colours of glass gel onto acetate and, using rubber gloves, tapped into the gel to move the colours around. Because the gel is very tacky before it drys, we then struck the acetate over the stamped image. This became a topper on our card. This also means that everything can be colour coordinated.
Yet again I have gone to a workshop without knowing exactly what we will be doing and come away completely inspired. If you're in the area why don't you see if there is space on a workshop and come along.
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