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A Colorful Workshop

Gel Printing with a Toy from the 80s thumbnail

https://youtu.be/9mU0dAoaBRs Gel printing tools can be anything, including cheap toys! The minute I saw the mini puzzle cube (a generic Rubiks cube) I wanted to see what it would do on a gel plate! You can print on more than just paper. Here, I used Dura-lar. What is that? It’s a clear surface that has [...]

Mastering the Layers is Back! thumbnail

Can creating complex layers on a gel plate be simple? Absolutely! Layering comes down to just 2 factors. Once you understand how to use these 2 factors on a gel plate, you can consistently create the kinds of prints you want. And more importantly, have even more fun printing! https://youtu.be/Hv3TwCPkr_M You can use the slap-dash [...]

Gel Printing Workshop-In Person thumbnail

When I’m gel printing and I want to subtly blend colors, in an almost Impressionistic style, there’s a medium I mix with the paint. This allows acrylic paint to behave differently and create a wide variety of levels of color blending. This is something I haven’t taught before. Not online or in person until now. [...]

Stencil-rific Layers Workshop thumbnail

https://youtu.be/S3yq5k0dEtQ What’s the secret to getting gel prints full of pattern with colors that pop? Magic? Random Luck? Nope, but it can feel like that when you don’t know the process. Anyone, including you, can make prints like these when you understand how stencils interact with paint and color on a gel plate. After all, [...]

Playful Art Journaling Workshop thumbnail

https://youtu.be/oELVO-rotj0 Do you wonder if you’re doing it right? What if you could know for absolute certain, incontrovertibly, completely and utterly, and without a shadow of a doubt, that anything, and I mean ANYTHING that you make, will be ok? When you’re playing, you can know that. How? Because play connects you to the real [...]

Gel Printing with a Ping Pong Ball and More thumbnail

https://youtu.be/2Egd96onz_8 All around you are amazing patterns for you to use on your gel plate! In this video, I’m using three different found patterns and my favorite by far is the ping pong ball! When I’m using pattern tools on the gel plate, there are three key factors that I pay attention to. These factors [...]

A Fancy Gel Printing Tool from the Trash thumbnail

https://youtu.be/ZD6Sf9FbD7Q These prints were made with a fancy pattern making tool. Where did I get that tool? Where all the best pattern makers seem to come from – the trash! All around you are amazing pattern making goodies! When I’m playing with found patterns there are three big factors that I pay attention to because [...]

https://youtu.be/XyfwerwdZpc Interesting patterns are all around you, especially at home! But how do you use that trash, junk, and recyclable to make fun gel prints? That’s what Gel Printing: Playing with Found Patterns is all about. Come hang out with me virtually in the studio and let’s make some gel prints together! This workshop is [...]

Botanical Gel Printing with Crazy Daisies thumbnail

https://youtu.be/fYVuVIpuTOw Botanical gel printing captures all the delicate details of flowers. Even on bouquets that are on their last leg wilting and with petals falling off, like this one of crazy daisies. The prints created are gorgeously black and white but I couldn’t leave them without color. Keep reading and you’ll see how adding color [...]

Who Told Me to Do What? thumbnail

I was told to do all sorts of stuff- and it was a blast! In my most recent live stream, I completely trusted the friends in my Facebook group, Rediscovering Your Creativity, to tell me what to do. I had to do what they said, in the order they said it. It was fast and [...]