Thursday, May 16, 2013

eP Picks Challenge - Gel Medium!

Good morning ePers!  Julie here today with our month eP Picks Challenge - which means I get to do whatever I want - heehee!! :)  I've been dying to try out this technique and share it so this seemed like a good opportunity!

The challenge will run until the end of the month so you have a bit of time to make something and leave us a link so that you'll be entered into our prize drawing!! More of that down below! Ok, this challenge is about Gel Medium!  Get it out and use it!  Gel Medium is a pretty versatile product, you can use it as an adhesive, use it to put a protective coating on a project or, as I did for today, use it for a neat Photo Transfer medium. I've made a little video to show you how I've done it - it's my very first video tutorial so be kind!! LOL!  Why is it that we all hate our voice when we hear it as others do?

First a picture of my finished product.


As I said in the video I really had no idea what I was making when I started out, that's always a bit scary really but it's also half the fun!  As I was making it, my girls were watching something on Netflix and I happened to glance over and see an image with these colors - it inspired me!

So go ahead, watch the video and give it a try - or try something completely different with Gel Medium!  It's all about being creative!



 Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…

  • You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do. 
  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of this post. If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog. 
  • When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or eTeam Pick Challenge. Link your creations to the eP blog. 
  • If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than midnight EST on June 1, 2013.








18 comments:

Classygirl said...

Great tutorial! I've used the transfer technique for adding patterned paper to canvas. Might try adding a photo to my art journal. Thanks so much.

Maria Levine said...

Julie this is fabulous! I do LOVE the colors! Thanks for the video, I may have to try.

butterfly said...

What a fantastic technique and the pages are amazing!
Alison x

Donna-Marie said...

Love the Tut!!!
Gotta get me some Gel medium.
Your colors were beautiful thanks for the inspiration!!!

Annette Green said...

Great technique and tutorial Julie. Transfers are so cool looking. Gonna have to try it more often.

Annette Green said...

Trying to upload my art but the Linky is being stubborn today. Just FYI.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Julie, I enjoyed your video and the finished journal pages and card. This was my first time trying an image transfer. Thanks for the push :) It's a cool technique.

toni said...

Great technique to create such lovely pages. Really enjoyed the tutorial, will definitely give this a try x

Erin Smetak said...

Beautiful journal page, Julie! Love how the rose turned out!!!! I'm definitely trying this technique!!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

whoooop whoooop....love ME SOME Gel Medium....think I might just need to play along!!!!
Will need to go check out the VID!!

Micki said...

I love it....the journal page and your voice!!!! Great tutorial. Love the tutorial and really like that yellow and red combo :-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Great pages, Julie! Love the video tute.

~amy~ said...

AWESOME

Tammy B said...

thanks julie! i never thought to use my at home ink jet because everything i've seen has said 'you must use laser printed blah, blah, blah....' so since i'm too lazy to go to office depot, i've only done this a few times; but NOW it will probably become my new obsession!

Laurie said...

So beautiful! I will have to give this technique a try!

Terry said...

Fabulous tutorial and I love the project! Linked up my project, but the only thing showing for the thumbnail is and X!

Tracy said...

Love your tutorial Julie and have had a go,sorry i`m so late getting around to it. Linking up tomorrow and will be blog hopping to see everyones creations then as well.
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Julie Ann Lee said...

A really good tutorial. You have inspired me! Often I feel a project is going to be ugly along the way and then I end up being pleased with it too! I'm off to buy Gel medium! x Julie Ann