GelPlate and Distress Paint

If you have ever tried to use Distress Paint on a gel plate, you may have noticed that due to the consistency of the paint, it separates or kind of beads up on the plate. Which can be a awesome look but what if you wanted a more solid look?

With the addition of gel medium, artist gel or clear gesso you can get the paint to behave the way you want it to and create this card along with me.

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In part 1 of the video below, I show you my process for making gel plate prints using Distress Paints.



List of supplies: Part 1 

8 x 10 Gel Press Plate

Grumbacher Gel 531

Art Basics by Finnabair Clear Gesso

Distress Paint ~ Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mermaid Lagoon, Brushed Pewter

Ranger small brayer

8 1/2 x 11 Standard Copy Paper

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous Stencils ~ THS056, THS100

In part 2, I use the prints to make the card you see above.

List of supplies: Part 2

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Flower Jar

Tim Holtz / Sizzix Bigz Watering can, Framelits FlowerJar

Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black

Tim Holtz Distress Marker Black Soot

Michron .01 black fineliner


Thank you for visiting today and have a blessed day!!! xo xo





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