Grunge Marks Gel Printing

Darkroom Door - Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hi there, it's Rachel here today! Recently I attended the Gel Press Academy in the United States to learn all about Gel Press plates and how to create amazing gel prints! I have been doing gelatine printing for a while now, as it's a process that works really well with rubber stamps. I brought along some of our latest stamps to the class to try them out with some of the gel plates. I particularly loved using the Grunge Marks stamps! There are so many different marks in this set, so it made some interesting patterns and effects with the gel printing. 

Here's a look at what you can create using the 6x6 round gel plate: 

I also had fun with the 6x6 square plate: 

Gel Press also sell shaped plates, this little hexagon was fun to use: 

I hope this inspires you to have a go at gel printing with the Grunge Marks stamps! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Dina Wakley Media Paint
Pebeo Paint
Gel Press Plates

Thanks for stopping by! 


Jenny James commented on 23-Jul-2017 02:39 PM
I love Gellies! They make monoprinting so much simpler than when I was an apprentice compositor :) No more lead type, no need to carving into wood or lino (unless you want) and the paints and inks are much more Earth friendly. Not to mention easy to clean up :) I tried using a glass plate a few times, just not the same. Gelli is much better :)
My gelli plate is from Gelli Arts, they're my fave :D lol Its great that there are so many to choose from now... not to mention sizes and shapes! Can't wait for all those new DD stencils and stamps!
Sally Lynn MacDonald commented on 24-Jul-2017 03:57 AM
It was lovely having you in the workshop, Rachel! Your prints are fabulous. I hope you'll be by again this year and have a go at our advanced workshop! The Impressables and more media and techniques - as always!

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