Have you tried using alcohol ink on a gel plate yet?

Gel printing is creating prints from a gelatin plate.  Its a very fun art technique / process.   In Mixed Media Mad (our sister community), we recently launched the Gel Plate Experience which is FREE to join.   If you want to join and learn some fun techniques for Gel printing, we would love to have you!

Links and Resources Mentioned in Demonstration

Materials Used in Demonstration

Gel Plate 5″ x 7:
@gelpress https://amzn.to/3mcgmWa​​
@gelliarts https://amzn.to/3cEcQAF​​

Baren (round tool for smoothing over substrate before pulling)
https://amzn.to/2V6e01F

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint
– Titanium White: https://amzn.to/39vaLVH​​
– Mars Black: https://amzn.to/3cEKiag​​
– Gloss Gel Medium: https://amzn.to/3zQx3fd (you can also use matte medium)

Soft Brayers: https://amzn.to/3rFadmf​​

Stencils
The Crafters Workshop
https://amzn.to/3rKFKEU

Hammermill Laser Paper: https://amzn.to/2PGxBma​​
Staples Office Paper: https://amzn.to/3cDZh47​​

If you want to print your own laser prints, you’ll need to print with a toner based copy machine or laser printer. Inkjet prints do not work well in my opinion. Below are some laser printer recommendations:

HP LaserJet Pro M15w (with genuine ink cartridge)
https://amzn.to/2PL5Fxs​​

HP Laserjet Pro M118dw
https://amzn.to/3cEpM9J​​ (with genuine ink cartridge)

You can take your images and have them printed on laser at your local copy shop. Or have them make copies on their laser copier.

Legal Information:
Some of the links on this page may earn The Alcohol Ink Art community a small commission from some (not all products that I recommend). However, we only recommend items that we use ourselves and have experience with. Additionally, this channel accepts sponsorships, paid insertions, and potentially other forms of compensation.

Safety Notice:
As with any art supplies, such as paints and chemicals, please follow all manufacturer safety guidelines. Any safety questions should be directed to the respective manufacturer. I’m just an artist using these tools. In my videos, I share my experience, opinions and my processes. I am not responsible for your health or actions.  See downloadable guide for additional safety information regarding alcohol ink.

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2 Comments

  1. Renee

    Hello, I’m new to alcohol inks. I can’t wait to get started and planning on using isopropyl alcohol. I’m wondering what kind of 3m respiratory mask you would recommend? There’s so many kinds and definitely gets very confusing on what to purchase. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Srabonbappy

    These art techniques are cool.

    thank you for sharing.

    Reply

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