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. I’m sharing how to use it to take your gel prints to the next level at the in person workshop, Colorful Layers at Ephemera Paducah.
I’ve been refining the techniques, choosing which ones will give you a solid understanding of blending and how to apply that both subtly or boldly, depending on the look you want.
This is just the first step of the workshop. The foundational layer. Then we’re building on it by combining techniques so you can steer your prints in the direction you want. That’s a key part of my in person workshops, you getting prints that you want.
During your hands-on work time, I’m walking around answering your questions as you’re printing. This means you’ve got access to my years of experience so you can skip a whole lot guessing and get right to the understanding!
So if you like grungy layers full of depth and touches of pattern popping, you’ll know how to do it! If you like to create colorful blends, you’ll know how to do that too!
By the way, all of the prints you see here were done in one single pull.
All you need to bring is paint and an apron. What kind of paint? Any acrylic paint you like to use in black, titanium white, and 10 colors you love! I use medium to thick paints. Examples of this are Liquitex Basics, Amsterdam Standard, Liquitex Heavy Body, or Golden Heavy Body.
That’s really all you need to bring! I’m packing up a van load of supplies including the Gel Press plates, brayers, paper, StencilGirl stencils, medium to mix with your paints, and everything else you’ll need to explore and play!
Ready to get the most out of your gel plate and spend two days laughing and having fun with other creatives? Then join me March 4-5, 2022 at Ephemera Paducah in Paducah, KY!
If you’ve never been to Ephemera Paducah you’re in a for a treat. Kristin is an amazing host and in the video below, you can see the chat we had recently as we talk about the workshop. She pummels me with a speed round of questions at the end. There was one that stumped me about my art crush- it was a really tough one to pick just one! But I did!
Colorful Layers Gel Printing Workshop
March 4-5, 2022
at Ephemera Paducah in Paducah, KY!