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Going In Circles Spinning the Rainbow

Paint can be applied to a gel plate with just about anything, even a spinning one. This time, there are no brayers, no brushes, just a spatula like tool as cake spinner makes it go round and round.  I might have spun it round and round more than I had to, but it is just so much fun to watch the color spin.

Watch Gel printing spin art without a brush or brayer on YouTube.

What if you don’t have one of these flat tools? Cut up an old hotel key card or similar item and get that paint going in circles.

I have to include this reminder, but you probably already know it. Once the cake spinner is used with non food safe art supplies like paint, it can never be used with food again.  That’s why I bought a very inexpensive cake spinner.

Usually, the ghost prints excite me the most when I am printing.  But not this time. It was an even split, both the first pull and the ghost thrilled me.

What if you’re making prints and your ghost prints are not as colorful?  It could be the amount of paint you’re using or the type of paint.  The round gel plate had a very generous layer of heavy body paint on it and that is what allowed the ghosts to be so full of color, and paint.

What did the print become? A cake.  A no-refrigeration-needed type of cake.  How can you make a gel printed cake?  It’s broken down step-by-step in the workshop, Using Your Gel Prints.  This is just 1 of the 15 different projects in the workshop, so if you are wondering what you can do with all the prints you’ve made check it out.

Here are the supplies used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the free tutorials coming!

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  • Kathy Gledsdale May 11, 2018, 8:49 am

    Gorgeous, you are so full of wonderful ideas, thank you for sharing them xx

  • Maureen Bartling May 11, 2018, 5:15 pm

    That really does look fun!

  • Elizabeth Kaplan May 11, 2018, 5:54 pm

    So great!! ❤️

  • Corrine May 15, 2018, 5:48 pm

    This was so freakin fun. Love the lazy susan of gel printing! xox

  • Carole Morrison June 5, 2018, 10:45 am

    W.O.W. Thanks, Carolyn!!

  • Mandy Read July 31, 2018, 3:00 am

    OMG ive got one of these…………well actually its my model making hubbies. I shall borrow it from his side of the craft room, he will never miss it.
    These are easy to create you say but as a left hander I shall struggle with which way the spiral goes. I love your colours and the use of differing objects offers us a user friendly and purse friendly alternative. I did a silly thing last week buying another 6×6 square gelli plate thinking id bought a round one………..off to the shops for a round one very soon. Love your style and creativity Carolyn………be well and be kind to each other. Mandy R x