Printing Basics / Beginners

Jumbo Matchboxes with Gelli Arts® Artist Kirsten Varga

Hello! Kirsten here with a little twist on an everyday object: Matchboxes! Usually when you think of matchboxes you think of a very small box. Well, let’s think BIG instead and make Jumbo Matchboxes! These versatile containers are perfect to hold handmade cards, small artworks, handmade books, lightweight treasures and more. I had a lot …

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Basics – Media That Can Be Used On The Gel Plate, pt. 3 – Wet Products – Birgit Koopsen for Gelli Arts®

Hi there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog! Today I’m sharing with you another “Basics” video. This one is all about wet products that you can use on the gel plate. With wet products I mean products that don’t dry on the gel plate. Most of the time they will be water-reactive but there …

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Basics: Media That Can Be Used On The Gelli Arts® Plate – Part 2

Hi everyone and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog! It’s Birgit here today with another “Basics” video. Today, it’s part 2 of the variety of permanent 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. …

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The Principle Methods of Gelli Arts® Gel Plate Printing by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! I’m so excited because this is my 50th video for Gelli Arts®!! When you’re just starting with gel printing, the number of different techniques, mediums and supplies you can use can appear daunting. However, did you know you can group all of those different techniques into three basic monoprint …

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The Basics: What You Need To Know When You Start Gel Printing

Hi there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog! It’s Birgit here and today and I have no pictures of fancy and colorful prints. Today’s video is about what you need to know before you start gel printing. You can use almost every painting, stamping and drawing medium on the gel plate and there are …

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How To Choose The Best Paper For Gelli Arts® Gel Plate Printing by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! One of the most frequently asked questions is ‘What paper is best for Gelli Arts® gel printing?’ The answer: there’s an unlimited array of papers that are great for gel printing! You can print on anything from computer paper to card stock to fine art printmaking paper to found …

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Gel Printing with Thread, Yarn and Rope by Birgit Koopsen

Hello and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog. It’s Birgit here today and I’m going to show you an easy and fun technique to create beautiful organic texture using thread, yarn and rope. When I start a session like this I like to have both white (copier) paper and colorful printed paper on hand so …

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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Opaque + Transparent Layers by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today sharing a series of small monoprints printed with opaque as well as transparent paint colours. Have you ever wondered what the little square icons on your paint tubes mean? These squares tell you all about the opacity level of the paint colour. There are four types: □ transparent ⧄ semi-transparent …

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