What is your favorite activity to do in the winter? As you finish you holiday cards and send them off in the mail, we hope you keep crafting. Create cards to invite friends and family to fun winter activities. We heard from a few of you that you want more mixed media training and inspiration – so for today’s project we combined a fun winter theme with a Journey Gel Press project. Let’s craft!
Think about which fun winter activity you’ll use for your card. We have plenty of options from snowmen, sledding, hot cocoa, ice skating and more. As you decide, let’s work on the background.
Take out your Journey Gel Press. Yes, the one you bought but may not have used much. It’s time to get a little messy.
Brush Whip Cream Acrylic Paint onto the Gel Press plate with a Brayer. Press the Abstract Wall Stencil into the plate for those triangle shapes. Add Beach Ball Acrylic Paint to your new mixture. Then create a purple tone by adding a bit more Whip Cream Acrylic Paint with Grape Fusion Reinker. Press this unique background onto your Whip Cream Cardstock panel.
Remember, with the Journey Gel Press there’s not very many wrong answers. Your background will look different every time. It may not look exactly like our featured photo – and that’s okay. That’s the beauty of your own personalized handmade project.
Give it a taste of winter. Pop up embossed snowflake images from the Ski Sled Stamp Set onto small Journey Circle Dies.
Did you pick your winter activity? Stamp the image and color it in with Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils. Place this image near the related sentiment.
Finish your project with a bit shimmer. Add a strip of Silver Sparkle Tape and a dash of Sparkle Silk. You can even highlight the purple tones in your background adding a dash of Cosmic Grape Silk and a couple Rainbow Drops.
Your friend or family member will be so impressed with your creativity and excited to join you in the winter fun.
Supply List: Ski Sled Skate Stamp Set SS-0360| Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039| Journey Gel Press JM-0107| Abstract Wall Stencil JM-0083| Deep Lilac True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0055| Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0041| Clear Pigment Ink Pad IP-0102| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Pretty Amethyst Cardstock CS-0028| Journey Silver Embossing Powder IP-0100| Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils JM-0078| Beach Ball Acrylic Paint JM-0102| Whip Cream Acrylic Paint JM-0106| Grape Fusion True Color Fusion Re-inker RI-0033| Sparkle Silk IP-0126| Cosmic Grape Silk IP-0117| Cut Rhinestones AC-0023| Rainbow Drops AC-0178| Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259| Journey Glaze AD-0002| Brayer TO-0087| Journey Heat Gun TO-0083