How to Create at a Hotel During CREATIVATION - Part 1

LOVE collage project... made from product i had on hand at my hotel during CREATIVATION... be sure to check out my other guide for part 2!

How to Create at a Hotel During CREATIVATION - Part 1
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so you are CREATIVATION, got TONS of inspiration... NOW what do you DO with it? you are EXCITED to get crafty, but you are stuck in a hotel room... well let me show you what i made in my room!

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first, i picked up a few items at the dollar store...

first, i picked up a few items at the dollar store...

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and LUCKY ME! i won a BIG box of goodies from DecoArt during the designer section meeting.

and LUCKY ME! i won a BIG box of goodies from DecoArt during the designer section meeting.

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and i had some products from my Gel Press class!

and i had some products from my Gel Press class!

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i started by making some monoprints... my first paper by putting down a template on the backside of the Impressables Gel Plate and rolling a mix of silver and blue paint over it.

i started by making some monoprints... my first paper by putting down a template on the backside of the Impressables Gel Plate and rolling a mix of silver and blue paint over it.

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i put my paper over the print and rubbed with my hand to transfer... here is the print i pulled.

i put my paper over the print and rubbed with my hand to transfer... here is the print i pulled.

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i wasn’t happy with the white background, so i rolled over the plate with the leftover paint on the brayer, put the print face down, and rubbed again...

i wasn’t happy with the white background, so i rolled over the plate with the leftover paint on the brayer, put the print face down, and rubbed again...

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here’s the finished print.

here’s the finished print.

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i made this print in class, and decided to use it as a base of another print...

i made this print in class, and decided to use it as a base of another print...

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so i used a mix of pink and silver paint, and rolled it on the gel plate...

so i used a mix of pink and silver paint, and rolled it on the gel plate...

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then i put the print face down and rubbed to transfer the paint. here’s the finished print.

then i put the print face down and rubbed to transfer the paint. here’s the finished print.

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here’s the small 3x5 gel plate i was using as a paint palette. i decided to pull a print off it to clean it.

here’s the small 3x5 gel plate i was using as a paint palette. i decided to pull a print off it to clean it.

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here’s the print.

here’s the print.

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there was still paint on it and the brayer, so i rolled the brayer over the plate again...

there was still paint on it and the brayer, so i rolled the brayer over the plate again...

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tapped with bubble wrap to add some texture...

tapped with bubble wrap to add some texture...

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here’s the print i pulled.

here’s the print i pulled.

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there was still some paint on the gel plate i used earlier, so i spritzed the plate with a mister...

there was still some paint on the gel plate i used earlier, so i spritzed the plate with a mister...

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rolled with some silver paint...

rolled with some silver paint...

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then used the shower squeegee to add some designs...

then used the shower squeegee to add some designs...

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here’s how the plate looked...

here’s how the plate looked...

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and here’s the print.

and here’s the print.

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i wanted to add to it, so used a stencil and brayed over it with a mix of pink and silver.

i wanted to add to it, so used a stencil and brayed over it with a mix of pink and silver.

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here’s the print.

here’s the print.

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i repeated the process, adding more designs.

i repeated the process, adding more designs.

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the plate still had some paint on it,  so i rolled over the stencil in scattered areas on the plate.

the plate still had some paint on it, so i rolled over the stencil in scattered areas on the plate.

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here’s what the plate looked like

here’s what the plate looked like

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i made this paper in class, but thought it was a bit dark, so decided to use it as the base.

i made this paper in class, but thought it was a bit dark, so decided to use it as the base.

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here’s the paper after the print was pulled.

here’s the paper after the print was pulled.

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i added some more mist.

i added some more mist.

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rolled over with silver paint.

rolled over with silver paint.

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and cleaned off the plate by pulling a print.

and cleaned off the plate by pulling a print.

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here’s my assortment of papers i made! i used some for this project, and some for a project in part 2.

here’s my assortment of papers i made! i used some for this project, and some for a project in part 2.

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i had my pad and markers from my brush lettering class...

i had my pad and markers from my brush lettering class...

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so i ripped out a piece of the tracing paper...

so i ripped out a piece of the tracing paper...

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and used my new skills to letter “love”.

and used my new skills to letter “love”.

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i then tore it out...

i then tore it out...

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i did bring a small bag of crafty stuff from home. i cant leave home without SOME supplies...

i did bring a small bag of crafty stuff from home. i cant leave home without SOME supplies...

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and i got some Beacon Quick Grip in my goodie bag, i usually use Beacon’s Zip Dry for paper, but gotta use what you got!

and i got some Beacon Quick Grip in my goodie bag, i usually use Beacon’s Zip Dry for paper, but gotta use what you got!

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i picked a background for my word...

i picked a background for my word...

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then used washi tape to adhere it.

then used washi tape to adhere it.

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finished word.

finished word.

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the photo frame from the $ store had a cardboard insert, so i used that to build my collage.

the photo frame from the $ store had a cardboard insert, so i used that to build my collage.

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i started tearing papers and collaging.

i started tearing papers and collaging.

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here’s the layout i decided on.

here’s the layout i decided on.

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i ALWAYS have some Clearsnap Inks with me! so i decided to bling out the edges with some gold.

i ALWAYS have some Clearsnap Inks with me! so i decided to bling out the edges with some gold.

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i also added gold ink around the inside of the mat.

i also added gold ink around the inside of the mat.

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here’s the finished collage!

here’s the finished collage!

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i hope you enjoyed my project! please forgive me for not putting exact product names in the supply list, but i took pics of them all, and this is really about using what you might have on hand.

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you can find me at www.tamisanders.com i’ve been on hiatus, but i’m back! thank you, tami sanders * paper crafter

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