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A New Kind of Gel Plate Called Impressables by Gel Press!

How to use the new Impressable Embossed Gel Plate from Gel Press tutorial by Carolyn Dube

Impressables by Gel Press are a new kind of gel plate! All the fun of gel printing with a twist – they have an embossed pattern on them! These have just been released at CHA and will be shipping in the near future.

Like all gel plates, there is more than one way to use them. Here is my current favorite way to use the Impressables as I play with the Rose Mandala Impressable, designed by Jen Starr for Gel Press:

Watch What is an Impressable embossed gel plate by GelPress on YouTube.

If you’re new to gel printing, I’ve got a step-by-step video and downloadable guide here.

How to use the new Impressable Embossed Gel Plate from Gel Press tutorial by Carolyn Dube

The prints began by brayering on a color. I started with the purple. Then, a second color is brayered on the embossed pattern. The teal popped against the purple. The only thing left to do is grab the paper and take a print!

How to use the new Impressable Embossed Gel Plate from Gel Press tutorial by Carolyn Dube

For every one of these prints made in the video, I used the exact same paints and plate, yet each print is unique. That is the joy of gel printing for me – every print is one of a kind.

How to use the new Impressable Embossed Gel Plate from Gel Press tutorial by Carolyn Dube
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  • Nanci January 21, 2017, 1:29 pm

    Is there a reason you took the plate to the paper rather than the usual way of paper to plate? Also, breathtaking results!?ā¤

  • Laura Landau January 21, 2017, 3:44 pm

    That is really neat. I love some of the last prints with just the design on them. Leaves plenty of space to fill in with drawings.

  • Susan Skipper January 23, 2017, 8:50 am

    Looks like you had fun at Creativation – just watched the Gelli Plate demo that was posted on YouTube. I want these new types of plates to add to my collection.

  • Jinx Engstrom January 25, 2017, 12:30 am

    When and where can we buy them?

  • Melissa Stillwell January 26, 2017, 4:15 am

    I love your stencils!!! They are beautiful. And I really like the bow idea. Yours are beautiful!! ?

  • Klara January 27, 2017, 5:26 pm

    Can’t wait to get one!

  • Jacalyn Robinson February 9, 2017, 1:26 pm

    New to Gelli and WOW you Inspire me to Play!