We are squeezing in two more Crescent projects this month. I am happy to share this Gel Print Photo Mat by Cheryl Boglioli, our Guest Designer this week! Cheryl and I have had the chance to travel together all the way up to Canada where we taught at the Quartermain House Creative Retreat this spring. We attracted some looks as we caravanned up Route 95 with Scotty and Glinda! Cheryl is an interesting combination of artist and crafter and I love how she combines the two into her own unique style. Let’s see what Cheryl has created for us today…
Cheryl is a mixed-media artist on the leading edge of new products and techniques within the various disciplines of the ever-growing market. She is the Design Team and Education Coordinator for The Crafter’s Workshop and works with many other manufacturers in the Craft & Hobby Industry as a Designer and/or Educator. As a full-time Artist with an intuitive painting style and a passion for teaching, you can find her Living the Art Life ™, traveling and teaching workshops at independent stores and events nationwide with her renovated 1970 vintage trailer, Glinda. If you see her along the way, she even gives tours and appearances with Glinda. See more of Cheryl and her adventures at www.cherylboglioli.com.
Gel Print on Photo Mat Art Board
I love layers and layers of paint, so when Eileen asked me to be a guest designer using Crescent Photo Mat Art Board, I was excited to show off how well this takes a lot of paint.
I used my Gel Press plates to create multiple layers. This 8×10 Photo Mat Art Board was the perfect fit for my 8×10 Gel Press plate. I created a few background layers using the 8×10 plate with paint and some stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop.
To add more layers, I then used a small circle petites gel plate, 4×4 stencils and more paint and finished it off with another print on the 8×10 to bring it all together and push back some of the layers to the background.
The Crescent RENDR paper was great to use and pull the extra second and third prints while monoprinting on the Photo Mat Art Board. I selected one of these extra prints to stamp a sentiment and used this in the frame.
A few more stamped images and I have a great piece of art that fits beautifully in an 8×10 frame!
If you want to learn more about monoprinting with Gel Press plates, look for me teaching at a store or event near you.
Thanks so much for sharing your project with us Cheryl!