Gel printing with Acrylic Inks and Re-Inkers with GelliArts® By Giovanna Zara

Hello, Giovanna here! Today I will show you how to use acrylic
inks and re-inkers for gel printing- 
with these prints, I up-cycled some cereal and pasta boxes in a set of
magazine (OK, gel prints in my case) holders.

I had these bottles
of acrylic inks and Distress Re-inkers for ages in my stash, and I thought, why not to try
them on the GelliArts® plate? I found out that these work beautifully, even mixed

You can use this technique with any re-inkers out there, from
Distress Oxides, dye ink , StazOn re-inkers and so on. 


These are some of the
prints that I got:

How To:

Put some drops of
acrylic ink on the GelliArts® 9×12” plate and spray a bit of water

Roll the ink with a
brayer. Blot the excess ink if needed.

Lay your cardstock and
lift it.

To add more interest
to your print, add more layers using stencils.

To get a different
look roll out a bit of gel medium on the Gelli® plate.

Put some drops of
re-inkers and roll the ink with a brayer.

Lay a stencil.

Lay your cardstock, press firmly and lift the cardstock.

Lift the stencil and
pull the ghost print on another cardstock.

Add more layers using
different stencils until you are happy with the result.

To make the magazine

How To:

-Cut out the upper
part of the pasta/cereal box

-Cut to size your gel
prints and glue them to the pasta/cereal box

-To have a more
refined look, add washi tape along the borders

Materials used:

  • GelliArts® 9×12” Gelli® Plate
  • Mandala Stencils by
  • Liquitex Acrylic Ink
  • Distress Ink Reinkers
  • DecoArt Media Matte
    Medium, Stencils

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11 thoughts on “Gel printing with Acrylic Inks and Re-Inkers with GelliArts® By Giovanna Zara”

  1. Love, love, love this idea and tutorial. I need to try this. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  2. Alice (scrAPpamondo)

    Ah ah!!! Lo sapevo!!! Scatole, scatole, scatole! Ne ho da parte a bizzeffe!! LOL 😀 Idea da copiare assolutamente!! E una rifinitura perfetta con i tuoi washi tape!!!
    Meravigliosi gli inks sul gelli, restano così intensi!!! Grazie per il trucco del gel medium, non ci sarei mai arrivata da sola 😀

  3. Crafty Claire

    Lovely vibrant prints and even better that it is a way to use up various reinker bottles I have around. xxx

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