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Gel Printing FUNdamentals workshop with Carolyn Dube

Are amazing gel prints random guess work? Nope. But it can feel that way if you don’t know the FUNdamental principles. Do you know to avoid making mud?  Do you know how to get a complete print in one pull? What about replicating a gorgeous look that you’ve created?  Once you know the FUNdamentals, you will know all of this and more.

This 3 week on-line workshop that starts March 5th is jam packed with the whys and hows of making magic happen on the plate. All without any of that frustrating trial and error.

You’ll get a technique video in every lesson, so you can dive right in plus we’ll also have 3 Facebook Lives with a very special guest, Dave the Husband.  He’ll be creating live and you can see how he goes from being very hesitant to confident as he makes prints.

Watch Gel Printing FUNdamentals Workshop on YouTube.

Registration is now open until class begins on March 5th.

Color is a huge part of making fantastic prints, but how do you avoid making mud when playing with so many colors?  How do you know what colors to use?  It’s all a part of the workshop!

Gel Printing FUNdamentals Workshop with Carolyn Dube

Throughout our 15 lessons together, you’ll see step-by-step how to use the FUNdamentals while printing with trash, a common kitchen supply, fibers, pencils, cosmetic sponges, stencils (and StencilGirl has provided a coupon for you too), rubber stamps and more!

Life’s busy.  Each video lesson is 10-20 minutes long so you can jump into the play.  The classroom is forever access, so this fits your schedule with zero pressure. The videos are all downloadable so you can watch them off line or stream them.


In Gel Printing FUNdamentals, you’re getting the short cuts and the tricks to printing including how to get words into prints.  Now if you’re like me and don’t like your own handwriting, never fear, there is a trick to not having to worry about that and write words in your prints.

Gel Printing FUNdamentals Workshop with Carolyn Dube

But what about all the prints that aren’t instantly home run amazing prints? I make blah prints all the time.  You’ll get to see how to build up layers on those prints  and most importantly, find out the why behind the choices so you can apply it to your printmaking!

What Students Are Saying About Gel Printing FUNdamentals

  • If anyone, I repeat anyone, is wavering about whether to take Carolyn Dube’s class please stop wavering and just do it. You will not be disappointed. She is a fantastic teacher who has to be one of the most encouraging teachers I have ever had the pleasure of taking a class from. It is worth every minute, every laugh and every penny! -Jeanne Brennan
  • Wow, wow, wow Carolyn! I’ve been gel printing for a while but you unleashed the wild child in me! – Gail Brule
  • I teach gel printing. Your strategies pushed me farther.- Jan Paron
  • I have completed the course.  And It was money well spent. The color wheel and how to use the brayer and not mix paint immediately helped me improve right away. Coaxing Dave (and us) to look at what we like and don’t like was also very helpful.  My play was better every day, but it really exploded into lots of ooo’s and aaah’s  with one of your last lessons where you worked fast and just kept layering. I have had the most fun yet, trying to follow your example of ‘add another layer’. You are an excellent teacher and really know your stuff.  – Marjorie

What’s included in Gel Printing FUNdamentals

  • Class begins on Monday, March 5th
  • 3 weeks of fun with a new video every Monday- Friday plus all the getting started videos waiting for you now in the classroom!
  • 3 Facebook Lives just for the workshop participants with special guest, Dave the husband making prints (recorded so you can watch it later)
  • downloadable videos (and can be downloaded on mobile devices too)
  • lifetime access to the class
  • private Facebook group and classroom where I’ll be every day answering your questions
  • 10% Coupon to StencilGirlProducts.com
  • 30 day money back guarantee. Why do I offer this? Because I want you to have the workshop that is right for you!


Gel Printing FUNdamentals Workshop with Carolyn Dube

What are the basic supplies that you need?  In the getting started videos in the classroom, I go in detail about the sizes and types of products to guide you to finding the supplies that give you the looks you want in your prints.

  • Gel plates, I use the Gel Press Plates because they have the best squish and have held up very well to all my play over the years.  I like to use 2 side by side for several techniques.  This allows me to use paint in different ways and not waste a thing. The plates can be the same size or different sizes.  You don’t have to have 2, instead you can simply use half of 1 plate for the first part and the other half for the second part of the technique.
  • A soft rubber brayer
  • Paint– any acrylic paint works.  In the getting started videos, I go into detail about the different kinds of paints for printing
  • Paper

What else will I be using?  I am a big believer in use what you have on hand and substituting with what you like.  In the classroom is a detailed list of every little thing I am using, but you don’t need to have all of that. If you have a gel plate, a brayer, paint, and paper you can start printing.

Are you ready to make amazing gel prints? Then jump on in to the workshop. Registration closes Sunday, March 4th right before the workshop begins!

Gel Printing FUNdamentals Workshop with Carolyn Dube


Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to LaurieJay for winning the Gel Printing FUNdamentals  workshop giveaway! Please email me (carolyn at acolorfuljourney dot com) and I’ll get you right in to the workshop!



Gel Printing Workshop Giveaway!

Would you like to win a spot in the next session of Gel Printing FUNdamentals before registration even opens?  Can you tell I am so excited to see everyone’s prints that I just can’t wait?

The giveaway is now closed- congratulations to LaurieJay for winning!  To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post.  Want more chances?  Then share about the workshop on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram and come back and let me know in the comments. Winner will be chosen randomly by random.org on Friday, Feb. 16h at 4pm EST.
Registration is now open- you can find all the details here. 

Watch on YouTube.

He’s back!  Dave the husband, has agreed to come back and do 3 Facebook lives for this session of the workshop.  He is a character and even though he has promised to behave, I never know exactly what he will do!

Here’s a video of him so you can get an idea of what the 3 live sessions will be like.  And yes, they too will be recorded so you can watch them any time it fits your schedule.

Watch My Husband Wanted to Make a Gel Print! on YouTube.

My husband was so excited about gel printing after editing the welcome/getting started pages of my new workshop, Gel Printing FUNdamentals that he WANTED to make a print.  And he let me film it!

You’ll see him go from being very hesitant to far more confident, in just one print! If he can do it, you can do it.   And you’ll also find out how he was busted for doing something I have long suspected!

Dave knew how to pick out his paints and supplies based on what he saw in the pre workshop videos that are waiting as soon as you join the workshop, but I had to keep a close eye on him so he didn’t eat any just because of the name I call them…

He doesn’t have much experience with this art and play stuff but this is what he did after just the welcome videos.  I can’t wait to see what he does after class starts!

Thanks to the FUNdamentals, he’ll understand how mud works (which would help him when he wants to mix purple and yellow), he’ll see techniques broken down into easy to understand steps so he can do way more than stripes, and so much more!

Ready to have some fun playing with gel plates?  Here’s what’s included in the Gel Printing FUNdamentals  (click here for photos & more about the workshop)

  • 3 weeks with a new video every Monday- Friday plus all the getting started videos waiting for you now in the classroom!
  • 3 Facebook Lives with Dave and Carolyn just for the workshop participants
  • downloadable videos
  • lifetime access to the class
  • private Facebook group and classroom
  • 30 day money back guarantee. Why do I offer this? Because I want you to have the workshop that is right for you!

You can see what students are saying about the workshop here.

Registration is now open! You can find all the details here.