Basics: Media That Can Be Used On The Gel Plate. Part 1: Dry / Permanent Products by Birgit Koopsen

Hi everyone and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!

It’s Birgit here today with another “Basics” video.

This time it’s all about the variety of products that you can use on the gel plate.



Although most people start out with acrylic paint, there are numerous media that can be used on the gel plate.

In this video, I show you how to use Pastels, Eye shadow, Solvent, Dye and Pigment inks and how to combine them.

The steps show how to apply these products but just as important, how to pull the prints.

Different than with wet products, like acrylic paint, you need a second medium to let the plate release the dry/dried product.

This can be a thin layer of paint, but could also be a thin layer of slow drying ink.

Got curious? Then check out the video and play!


This video is only covering a small part of the products you can use so you better start following us as there will be a part 2 next month and a part 3 after that and… 😉

Thank you for stopping by today.


Happy printing!





Products used in this video:

Gelli Arts® 3”x5”Gelli® Printing Plate



Jane Davenport Palette Pastel

Jane Davenport Baton Blenders

Jane Davenport Shimmer Pastel

Rimmel eye shadow

DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paint

DecoArt Americana

Ranger Archival

Ranger Distress Archival


VersaFine Clair

Spectrum Noir Harmony Dye

Memento Luxe

All stamps and stencil by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio



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Blick Art Materials


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7 thoughts on “Basics: Media That Can Be Used On The Gel Plate. Part 1: Dry / Permanent Products by Birgit Koopsen”

  1. sewzallsquirrels

    Birgit, thank you for your wonderful, well planned, organized, and creative process video. Love your color combinations!

  2. Thanks as always! You do the best job💗 Where did you get that small flowers or roses stencil in the first stencil use?? I 💗 it!! Thanks in advance,

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