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Dreamy Gel Prints

Using alcohol inks on a gel plate can create a very dreamy, cloud-like print. These are quick prints to make and something that I would struggle to create using a paint brush. But with a gel plate, it’s easy! I’m using Kristie Taylor alcohol inks in Persephone Purple, Thalia Turquoise, and Brigit Blue on a Gel Press plate.

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  • Amy February 22, 2021, 5:05 pm

    Carolyn, Thank you for this demonstration. I have a whole lot of alcohol inks and acrylic paint. It never occurred to me to mix them on the gel plate.

  • Hope February 26, 2021, 5:12 pm

    Oh wow! Great idea. I had tried alcohol ink on the plate before, but didn’t think about mixing it with the paint to make it a little more pastel and toned down from the vibrancy of pure ink. Thanks for another great tutorial.

  • Jo Price February 26, 2021, 5:24 pm

    I loved this. It’s incredible that you can combine acrylic paints & alcohol inks. I love the soft results. Thank you for sharing.

  • Anita February 26, 2021, 5:58 pm

    Wow! Such a beautiful difference each print was! Never thought of mixing alcohol inks and simple water based acrylic paints! Makes me want to go PLAY!

  • Bernadette Josephine February 27, 2021, 4:11 am

    Just love the dreamy effect!! will have to try this and the inks too. Thanks for another demo..

  • Roz Wiechart February 27, 2021, 9:03 am

    I agree! I like the ghost print too! Thanks for the video Carolyn….I was wondering if you could mix the two. I enjoy your videos!
    Lima, Ohio

  • Virginia Winkel February 27, 2021, 4:28 pm

    I want to learn a;; the ways I can use a gell plate so this is very exciting to me!

  • Yvonne Boucher February 28, 2021, 10:50 am

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, Carolyn! Love the soft colors. I never thought to add alcohol ink to the paint. I’ll be trying this technique for sure!

  • Pauline March 3, 2021, 5:00 am

    Not used alcohol inks before. How do you clean them off the gel plate ? Do they not stain ?