Monday, February 25, 2019

Gel Press Fun with Topflight Stamps

For a long time I've been wanting to play with printing on a Gel Press and I'm finally getting down to it and experimenting! I've done a lot with acrylic paint and then I ran across a video in my YouTube wanderings about using Distress Oxide Inks for printing on the Gel Press Plates. I had to try it with the Carabelle Gel Press Texture Plates!

I created the background with the Gel Press and stamped on top of it with Lavinia Stamps.

I tried a few sets of colors and decided upon green tones for the final card. The video I referenced above shows how to do a gradation of colors which was fun to try.

To use the Texture Plates all you have to do is ink up the Gel Press Plate and then press the Texture Plate gently into it to lift off some of the ink. Then just pull your print and you are set! As a bonus, you can press your now inked Texture Plate onto a new piece of paper and get another great print! (Bottom of above print.)

Close up!

I really like using the Texture Plates with the Gel Press. So many possibilities! I look forward to experimenting more. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! 

Topflight Stamps Products:
Gel Press Plate- 6x6
Gel Press Texture Printing Plate - Stained Glass
Lavinia Stamps - Trees, Whimsical Hares, Trailing Ivy, Moments Like These
Visible Image - Scripted Streets

AJVD Stitched Sentiment Trio Die Set
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Oxide Ink - Mowed Lawn, Old Paper, Shabby Shutters links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

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