Hello, Giovanna here!
Today, I will show you how to make a set of colourful gel prints using alcohol inks. With these prints I created a couple of passport/card holders. Alcohol inks
are vibrant and transparent colours and they dry even faster than acrylic
paint- so less waiting for drying!
Note: Please wear gloves
when working with alcohol inks.
Step By Step:
Spread a few drops of
alcohol ink on the 8″ x 10″ Gelli Arts® + Jane Davenport plate. I’m just using one color to avoid messiness.
Roll the ink gently,
after few seconds you can see that is already dry.
Roll a blob of white acrylic
paint on the plate and spread the paint evenly so you can see through the white. Then, pull a
print right away. You get a interesting worn and distressed look.
Next, lay your favorite
stencil on the plate and put few drops of alcohol ink on the plate in a contrasting color to
the one used in the background.
Wait until the ink is perfectly dry then lift the
stencil up. If you are not happy with the result, rub gently with alcohol and
Roll another blob of white acrylic
paint on the plate, making sure you spread the paint evenly so you can see through the paint. Pull a
print with the same cardstock used before.
To make the passport
Cut out a piece of grey cardstock, like from a cereal box, slightly
larger than your passport (I’ve covered one side with book pages).
Glue your gel print to
the grey cardstock with tacky glue.
You can avoid these steps if you use
heavy white cardstock (such as 300 gsm) from the start.
When perfectly dry, fold along both sides -2 cm from the edge- and fold in the middle.
Attach a piece of
elastic cord to form a loop on one flap and a brad on the front panel. Cover
the flaps with two pieces of gel printed cardstock. Embellish and strengthen
the borders and spine with (hand-made gel printed if you like) washi tape.
All done! Share your creations with us on social media and tag us @gelliarts, @giogiocraft and #gelliarts !!
- 8″ x 10″
Gelli Arts®+ JaneDavenport gel plate
- Gelli Arts® brayer
- DecoArt Americana
Premium white transparent acrylic paint
- Mandala stencils by GiogioCraft
- Ranger and Stamperia
- White cardstock,
cereal box, glue, scissors