Alcohol Inks with Gelli Arts® by Birgit Koopsen

Hi there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog today!

I hope you are all safe and healthy!

Today I have a fun video in which I am using alcohol inks.

I’m doing #inktober on IG this month.  Check it out!  

I have decided to use some kind of ink on my Gelli Arts® gel printing plate each day this month. 

So far — I’ve had the most fun with alcohol inks.  I have used them before — but now I am totally in love with them! 

And you know what the best part is of using your gel plate with alcohol inks? You don’t need Yupo paper! Any paper will work.  You can even print straight into your art journal if you want.

In this video, I’m showing you 4 ways of using alcohol inks on the gel plate. Have fun!

Note: You’ll see me add the acrylic paint (used to pull the prints) straight to the plate. A dry brayer though, might roll off the alcohol ink so you need to be very careful. It’s actually easier if you roll out the paint next to the gel plate and add it to the plate once your brayer is covered with paint.

Thank you so much for watching.

Happy printing and stay safe!



Gelli Arts® gel printing plate 5”x7”

Speedball – soft rubber brayer

White tags

Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink –  Alcohol inks

Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink –  Alcohol Lift-Ink

White acrylic paint

Winsor & Newton Galeria – White acrylic paint

All stamps, stencils and art printing plates by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio


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6 thoughts on “Alcohol Inks with Gelli Arts® by Birgit Koopsen”

  1. I am still new to gel printing… I love watching techniques. I still haven't mastered alcohol inks! But I am trying! 🙂 Thanks for the inspirations and tutorials!

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