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Gel Printing Techniques and Tutorials

Why do I love gel printing? Because it’s fun!  Why is it so much fun for me?  There is a touch of mystery to the play.  I never know for sure what the print will be until I lift up the paper plus it is monoprinting and no two prints are ever identical.  Kind of like snowflakes!

Resources on this page

  • Getting Started
  • Techniques and Tutorials
  • Art Journaling with a gel plate
  • Using Your Prints
  • Gel Printing Workshop

Getting Started

Which plates do I use? I use the Gel Press plates because they have the best squish. Squish is a very technical term, but that is the secret to the best gel plates. Wondering what size to get or what paints to use? Check out the getting started video.

What if you’re brand new or still getting familiar with your gel plate and printing?  Check out these 3 videos!

Technique tutorials

I’ve been playing with a gel plate for years now and there seems to be a limitless way to use this fun tool.  Here are a few of my favorite technique tutorials.  You can find even more of them all on YouTube.

Art Journaling

Here are a few videos sharing how I art journal with a gel plate.  Sometimes it is the first layer, sometimes the last, or somewhere in the between!

Using Your Prints

How can you use your prints?  Any way you would use paper, you can use a gel print!  Here are a few videos of ways I have used mine. I have such fun making them, it doesn’t matter to me if I use them or not, it is just fun to look through the stacks and run my hands over the colors!

On-Line Workshops 

Gel Printing FUNdamentals workshop with Carolyn Dube