Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

So many Gel Press prints…..so many scraps….and what do we do with them?? Create an animal, of course.  In this project, I’ve grabbed a handful of scraps from previous Gel Press projects and started gluing.

Here’s a step by step.

Supplies

  • 7″ X 14″ Wooden Panel
  • 8″ X 10″ Gel Press Plate
  • Matte Gel Medium
  • White Charcoal Pencil
  • Black Charcoal Pencil
  • Black Archival Pen
  • White Gel Pen
  • White Gesso
  • Gelatos
  • 18K Gold Paint Pen

Adhere Gel Press scraps to your substrate (in this case, a wooden panel) with matte gel medium.

Sketch a giraffe to use as a template

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Trace around the template with a white charcoal pencil.  It would also be fine to use a regular graphite pencil.  I added a sun and a couple flowers.

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Using white gesso, paint all of the negative space.  For a more transparent look, add water to the gesso.  If you want more coverage, brush on several coats.

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

With Gelatos, add a touch of green grass and blue sky.

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Add shading with a black charcoal pencil and doodling with black and white pens.  I also used an 18K Gold paint pen to add some sparkle.  Finish edges with black charcoal pencil, oil pastel, or a little acrylic paint.

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Gel Press Scrap Giraffe

Create a zoo on your child’s wall!  Check out more great projects on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube!

PEACE!

Cyndi Cesare - Contributing Artist for Gel Press
Cyndi Cesare
Gel Press Contributing Artist

Check out Cyndi’s bio page to find out more about this artist.

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