Arts® Gel Printing on Transparencies
2018! It’s Marsha here, and today I’d like to share an exciting way to create
stunning, shiny Gelli® prints!
Have you ever tried Gelli Arts® Gel Printing on transparencies?
differs a bit from regular gel printing on paper. Instead of layering
back to front, you have to think about the star of your finished print first
and then add everything you want to appear behind it next.
of it like reverse painting on glass: you apply paint to the transparency, and
you view the image by turning the sheet over. You’re looking at the picture
through the transparency.
the transparency on the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate. This will prevent the
transparency from sliding. I’m using the 6”x6” sized plate, and I’ve cut my
transparencies to match that size.
Jet Black acrylic paint out on a sheet of parchment or palette paper. Dab a
(hand carved) stamp into the paint and stamp the image onto the transparency.
Repeat until you’re happy with the pattern.
sure the acrylic paint doesn’t dry on your stamp. Clean the stamp as soon as
the stamping is done.
the transparency on the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate. Wait until the stamped
images are completely dry before you proceed to the next step.
a lighter or contrasting colour paint. Make sure the stamped (paint) side of
the transparency is still facing up. Paint over the stamped images.
until the paint is completely dry before you proceed to the next step.
you can start building layers behind the stamped images. You can do this by
either gel printing or stenciling. When you print, the painted
side of the transparency faces down, and when you stencil, you need the painted
side of the transparency to face up.
can alternate between printing and stencilling as often as you want. Just make
sure the previous layer is completely dry before adding another one.
best printing result is achieved by placing the transparency directly over the
paint on the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate. So to pull stencilled images, it’s
best to apply paint to the printing plate through the stencil.
with a clean plate. Place a stencil or mask on top of it. Roll paint out on
parchment or palette paper before applying it through the stencil to the printing
the stencil and pull the print (with the glossy side of the transparency facing
you and the side with paint already on it facing the printing plate).
advantage of the fact that you’re printing on a see-through sheet: line up the
transparency and the plate precisely the way you want the paint to print!
the print to dry.
paint out on the printing plate. Place a stencil or a mask on top of the paint.
Place a sheet of parchment paper (or other thin paper) on top to remove paint
from the plate.
the stencil from the plate. Remove more paint if needed.
the ghost print with the transparency (again with the glossy side of the
transparency facing you and the side with paint already on it facing the printing
the print to dry.
the transparency with the glossy side down (painted side up) on a clean Gelli
Arts® Gel Printing Plate. This will prevent the transparency from sliding
a stencil or mask on top of the transparency. Squeeze a drop of paint onto
parchment or palette paper. Dab a cosmetic sponge into the paint. Dab off as
much excess paint as you can. Pounce the sponge up and down to apply the paint
through the stencil onto the transparency.
you are happy with the way the layers look, you can apply one last coat of
solid colour to complete the print.
the transparency with the glossy side down (painted side up) on top of a clean
Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate. This will prevent the transparency from
a paint colour that you haven’t already used in your print. Roll it out onto
the transparency on top of all of the other paint layers.
the paint to dry completely.
result is a striking print that you can adhere to cards, use for mixed media
collage, or you can frame just as it is. No protective glass needed!
fun Gelli Arts® Gel Printing on transparencies!
x 6″ Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate
Pop-In Soft Rubber Brayer
Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint Set – Classic Colors (Chili Pepper, Jet Black,
Arts® Premium Acrylic Paint Set – Bright Colors (Freshwater, Mixed Berries,
Arts® Parchment Paper
film (Office Depot: 100 microns, A4 size cut to 6”x6”)
(Artistic Flair Crafts: Chevron 2, Cobbled Lane, Lattice, Polygon, Squiggled)
© 2018 by Gelli Arts®, LLC Philadelphia, PA
All rights reserved.