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The Artful Holiday thumbnail

I used to take holidays for granted. I assumed we’d all get together just like we always had, the biggest challenge getting schedules to line up and setting times that worked for everyone. Then covid changed all that. Now that family and friend gatherings are happening again, I never ever want to take them for [...]

Use Your Gel Prints with Stencils thumbnail

https://youtu.be/fdZRFKwTHnc What can you do with all those gel prints you’ve made? That’s a question I get asked a lot and in this video I’m sharing how I use them with stencils. This technique works with any prints you have, from ones you love to ones you don’t! Adding the stenciling can really shift how [...]

Building Up Grungy Layers thumbnail

https://youtu.be/IOF52NfeolA Pattern making tools can be anywhere, including hotel bathrooms! The little shampoo bottle was an oval shape and it just called to me for some grungy printing playtime. Usually, I find round hotel toiletry bottles, and those are great too for printing, but recycling this oval bottle as a print tool was a treat. [...]

Making Rainbows on a Gel Plate thumbnail

https://youtu.be/TFbepr_2FBk Catching a glimpse of a rainbow in the sky isn’t a daily event here, so when I want to enjoy the rainbow, I create my own on a gel plate! You can use any number of colors, in any order you want, and as a bonus, it’s quick! There’s a trick to this rainbow [...]

Adding an Image Transfer to a Gel Print thumbnail

https://youtu.be/hkCJReqxgkQ Ever have a gel print that you really like but you know it needs more? That’s where I was with this print. That pink area was calling to me, so to get focal image there I used the InkAid image transfer process. Before starting, the paint on this print was completely and thoroughly dry. [...]

The Easy Way to use Rubber Stamps with Paint thumbnail

https://youtu.be/gsfZVOs-9Cs Stamping with paint is so much easier when you use a Gel Press plate. Why? Because the gel plate acts at the “ink pad” and enables you to get the fine details in the stamp using paint. As a bonus, not a drop of the paint has to be wasted! In the video you’ll [...]

Butterfly Wings Card thumbnail

https://youtu.be/VxEOk-Pqb_g Butterflies make for playful cards to send to friends, especially when you raise their wings as if they’re mid flight! This card is very forgiving to make, as you’ll see in the video! If you’re thinking something didn’t go as planned, you’re right! The play starts with a gel plate and my Butterfly Journeys [...]

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 [...]

Organizing Art Supplies thumbnail

https://youtu.be/iv2gcCaUwyQ It’s so much easier to create when you can grab what you need effortlessly. Before I stared all this stuff was just tossed on the tray. It was hunting and searching for the pen I wanted or the color of paint. And it was always on the bottom of the pile. So I decided [...]

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. [...]