Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gel printing with Acrylic Inks and Re-Inkers with GelliArts® By Giovanna Zara


Hello, Giovanna here! Today I will show you how to use acrylic inks and re-inkers for gel printing- and with these prints, I up-cycled some cereal and pasta boxes in a set of magazine (OK, gel prints in my case) holders.




I had these bottles of acrylic inks and Distress Re-inkers for ages in my stash, and I thought, why not to try them on the GelliArts® plate? I found out that these work beautifully, even mixed together. 

You can use this technique with any re-inkers out there, from Distress Oxides, dye ink , StazOn re-inkers and so on. 

Enjoy!



These are some of the prints that I got:




How To:

Put some drops of acrylic ink on the GelliArts® 9x12'' plate and spray a bit of water



Roll the ink with a brayer. Blot the excess ink if needed.



Lay your cardstock and lift it.



To add more interest to your print, add more layers using stencils.







To get a different look roll out a bit of gel medium on the Gelli® plate.




Put some drops of re-inkers and roll the ink with a brayer.




Lay a stencil.


Lay your cardstock, press firmly and lift the cardstock.


Lift the stencil and pull the ghost print on another cardstock.




Add more layers using different stencils until you are happy with the result.



To make the magazine holder: 

How To:


-Cut out the upper part of the pasta/cereal box

-Cut to size your gel prints and glue them to the pasta/cereal box

-To have a more refined look, add washi tape along the borders

Materials used:

  • GelliArts® 9x12'' Gelli® Plate
  • Mandala Stencils by GiogioCraft
  • Liquitex Acrylic Ink
  • Distress Ink Reinkers
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium, Stencils

© 2019 by Gelli Arts®, LLC
Philadelphia, PA All rights reserved.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Printed Paper Bags with Gelli Arts® by Lucy Brydon


Hi There! In this tutorial I show you how you can make your own cute packaging using printed paper bags with matching tags.




Create along with me:



Step 1: 
In this video I use printing ink for the bag but you can equally use paint or open acrylics. Open acrylics and printing ink work best for printing with leaves as the longer drying time allows for showing all the details in the leaf. 

I start off with the lightest color first, rolling out some ink onto the plate, then placing my leaves down on the paper bag. Press well around the whole bag and remove. You can take a second ghost print of the leaves onto a second bag.



Step 2:
Continue to layer up (usually 3 layers is best for this) with darker colours. For the subsequent layers, I press the gel plate down onto the previous print from above. 

My gel plate is attached to a piece of plexiglass so I can use it like a stamp. This way I can get my second and third prints to line up properly against the first.



Step 3:
For the tags, continue in the same manner but using cut cardstock shapes and arrange them across the gel plate. I used a piece of deli paper to rub the back so that any bits of ink or paint showing were not getting on my hands.


Step 4
When all the paint or ink is dry, assemble the tags to the bags by punching holes and attaching with string or ribbon.




For this project you will need:

  • Blank paper bags
  • Printing ink or open acrylics (I used caligo safe wash relief ink for my bags and golden open acrylics for the tags – this was only because I did them on different days and my inks were not out you can use inks for both, or acrylics for both!)
  • Brayer
  • pressed leaves
  • deli paper
  • cardstock cut into shapes for tags
  • Hole punch
  • string or ribbon

© 2019 by Gelli Arts®, LLC
Philadelphia, PA All rights reserved.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gelli Arts® + Jane Davenport Gel Printing with Liquid Inks with Marsha Valk




Hi there! It’s Marsha here. Today I have a new set of watercolour techniques to show you, using the brand new Jane Davenport seashell mini printing plate and liquid inks!

You may be thinking that like watercolour, liquid inks aren’t the most suitable medium for Gelli Arts® gel printing. The viscosity is thin, and that causes the ink to bead up on the slick surface of the gel printing plate.

However, with a little experimentation, I’ve found a couple of ways around that, and I’m excited to share them with you in this video!


In the video, I’m printing with Jane Davenport INKredible Inks. These are dye-based inks that behave like a watercolour. You can substitute them with watercolours or other liquid non-permanent or semi-permanent inks


All techniques shown in the video work with other Gelli Arts® mini printing plates too.








I can’t wait to see the liquid ink and watercolour prints you create! Please share your work with us on Instagram using #gelliarts. 

Happy liquid ink printing! 


-Marsha 
 

 

Materials: 
Gelli Arts® + Jane Davenport Printing Set

Other: 
Jane Davenport INKredible Inks
Jane Davenport Acrylic Paint
Jane Davenport Peerless Watercolors
Watercolour paper
Acrylic stamping block
Spray bottle with water
(Paper) towel
Gloss gel medium
Cosmetic sponge

Hand sanitiser

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