Clear Tape Transfer with Gelli Arts® by Birgit Koopsen

Hi and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog! It’s Birgit here today revisiting an older technique- clear tape transfers. There is an older video on the Gelli Arts® YouTube channel that is definitely worth watching. 

Watch and create along with me:

In my video today, I’m adding a couple of products on the plate. Instead of just using acrylic paint, I’m also adding permanent stamping ink and paint markers. 

I’m using Stazon because I like how fast it dries, but you can use any permanent (dye or solvent) ink as long as you give it time to dry. For the Posca markers you can use any acrylic paint marker that you have available. 

When you build up layers on the plate and then pull a print, your first layer will be the top layer of your print. In this case, when using clear tape, it’s different. What you see is what you get!  

After pulling the paint from the plate you can apply it to paper. You need some glue or matte medium to do so as the parts where the paint is will not be sticky anymore. You can apply the tape to white paper but also to book paper, music paper or patterned paper. In that case, it is a good idea to leave certain areas on the gel plate uncovered so you can see the paper underneath shine through. 

You can use the tape like washi tape on your cards, scrapbook pages or in your art journal.


If you don’t like the shine of the tape, just add some matte medium on top to reduce it. 

Products used: 

-Gelli Arts® gel printing plate 


-Gelli Arts® Acrylic paint 

-Posca markers 


-Perfect pearls 

-Make-up sponges 

-Matte Medium – DecoArt 

-Book and music paper 

-Clear tape in different sizes 

-Stencil: For the Love of Layers by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio 

-Stamps: Fanciful Dahlias by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio; Textures Printing by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio; 

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy printing! 


9 thoughts on “Clear Tape Transfer with Gelli Arts® by Birgit Koopsen”

  1. Really great idea!
    Birgit, is the texture plate you used in this video still available? What's its name?

  2. Sylvia/LittleTreasures

    Thank you. the video was really fun. Such great colors and love the end usage.

  3. sewzallsquirrels

    I love this technique but haven't done it for awhile. The strips are great to put anywhere. The ones you made are so colorful.

  4. This is beautiful! Thank you! I could never think of this stuff on my own. The tutorials are so helpful!

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