How to Make a Tic Tac Tote With Gel Press™

by Keri Sallee

Today I want to show you how to make a fun, kid-friendly travel game using Gel Press™ gel plates!


  • 1 Gel Press™ Petite Set A
  • Deco Art So Soft Fabric Paint
  • Canvas Bag
  • Canvas Material
  • Velcro
  • Fabric Glue
  • Tulip Fabric Marker (Black)
  • Small Bag
  • Ribbon or Hemp
  • Scissors
  • Grungy Girl Art Medium or Similar Product
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies (don't they look pretty!?)

    Step 2

    Using your small circle Gel Press™ gel plate, add a few drops of DecoArt So Soft paint. Brayer the paint across the plate and use found materials (lids, skewers, etc) to etch designs in the paint

    Step 3

    Step 4

    Continue the 2 previous steps, using the same colors, but changing up the patterns. Make 5 circles all the same color.

    Step 5

    Next, use a contrasting color (I used blue) to make another 5 circles using the same steps.

    Step 6

    So fun! You should have 10 total circles, 5 of each color.

    Step 7

    To save desk space, I cut my fabric into smaller squares before I grabbed my Tulip Fabric Markers.

    Step 8

    Outline each circle using a thick line like you get with the Brush Tip Tulip Marker. I used black but feel free to use anything!

    Step 9

    Cut each circle out.

    Step 10

    Add a protective surface (like this plastic bag.) Cover each circle well with a medium, like this Grungy Girl Art Medium from 3L. This will strengthen your fabric and keep it from fraying.

    Step 11

    While that dries, grab a scrap of paper and trace your circle gel plate on to it. We are going to use this to make a template for our Tic Tac Toe Board.

    Step 12

    Using your trimmer (for straight lines) cut a perfect square around your circle.

    Step 13

    Use your square to block out your Tic Tac Toe board. I used a pencil first.

    Step 14

    Once your each this point, use a fabric marker (like Tulips' jumbo Chisel tip fabric marker) to make your lines bold.

    Step 15

    Since I'm not a sewer, I used a permanent fabric glue to adhere my velcro. Cut the soft side of the velcro (so no one gets scratched) into 1inch pieces and glue on to the middle of each square.

    Step 16

    Step 17

    Using the same adhesive, glue the rough side of the adhesive to the back of each of your playing pieces.

    Step 18

    Don't they look pretty?!

    Step 19

    Tic Tac Tote Anyone?

    Step 20

    To keep your pieces safe between games, use hemp or ribbon to attach a small zipper pouch to one of the straps so that it can hide inside the bag when not in use. This is a makeup pouch from Walmart.