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"Super Hunter" Monoprint Background by Donna Salazar

Hello my peeps! I'm sharing a couple Quick Craft Tips for you today. This layout is of a photo that I took of my grandson in 2015 as he was running to the playground at the park. I love this layout. It is so fun and happy!

The first tip I have for you is to use "pick up prints" made using the Gel Press reusable gel printing plates as backgrounds for your art journal pages, cards or scrapbook pages. I had a VERY dirty plate. All I added was yellow paint and all of these amazing layers of pattern and paint came up with the print.

You can watch a video that I created using the new Rose Mandala Impressable plate from Gel Press on their Youtube page here. "Girlie Grunge Pick Up Prints by Donna Salazar" And a video of the project that I made here: "Girlie Grunge Pick Up Print Mason Jar by Donna Salazar"

The second tip is an easy peasy one... but sometimes these are the most useful. This is a trick that I learned years ago from my friend, Leah Fung, and I still use it to this day. If you want to ink the edges of small items, try using a permanent marker. Just place the item (in this case word strips for the journaling)on a scratch piece of paper and run the marker along the edge. It gives you the PERFECT inked edge! I then just flipped the word strips over and added E-Z Runner® Ultra to the back so extra adhesive would be stuck to the scratch paper.

I love the way the layout looks but the journaling is my favorite part! It says:

Faster than a running parent

More powerful than the average toddler

Able to leap into every puddle he comes across

Look! Up on the slide,

It's a boy!

He's adorable!

It's Super Hunter!

I used a matching monoprint to die cut into the title. I used an OLD die set "Donna's Alphas" from Spellbinders for the title. I also used the E-Z Stars Runner with star shaped double sided adhesive with my "Denim" colored Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder for the star embellishments.

I used my vintage Dymo labeler for his name...

The photo below is a close up of all the layers of goodness that I was able to pick up on this print.

The photo below is another close up of the layout background and you can also see that I used Creative Photo Corners to adhere the monoprint to the card stock.

And here is the final layout again.

Links to products used:

Gel Press®

12"x12" Reusable Gel Printing Plate


Donna's Alphas (discontinued)

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Stars Runner

E-Z Runner® Ultra

Creative Photo Corners


Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

This blog is written by Donna Salazar and occasional Guest bloggers. All written content is the opinion on the products that each individual uses for their own creative style. These opinions are not to defame, humiliate or cause injury to anyone should you decide to act upon or use the information provided. The author of each post may have received compensation for their work.

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