Gel printing made easy with our handy how to

23rd July 2018

This month’s masterclass was brought to us by Ingrid Vichova, and we couldn’t resist sharing on the makes here on our blog for you. Ingrid’s stunning cards are not to be missed and her handy expert hints should not be missed either!

Sending birthday wishes
You will need
white 5½”-square card blank
white cardstock
Coral, London Bus & Snowflake PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints
Cracked Pistachio Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
The Crafter’s Workshop Rosetta stencil
Wplus9, Sending Hoping Wishing stamp set
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
brayer
gel printing plate
manual die-cutting machine
WPlus9 Sending Hoping Wishing die set

Simply make
1 Die-cut the word ‘sending’ from white cardstock twice and set aside.
2 Add Tango and Coral paint to the plate, add the stencil and pull a print. Remove the stencil and add the die-cut sentiment in the centre in reverse and pull a print immediately.
3 Once dry, cut this to 5” square and sponge lightly with Cracked Pistachio around the edges. Wipe off the top with a baby wipe. The paint will resist the Oxide ink.
4 Stamp and adhere the second part of the sentiment in the centre and adhere the panel onto the card front, leaving narrow borders.
5 Adhere the second die-cut sentiment in place and add a touch of shimmer using the clear Sparkle pen.

Top tip
Make sure you add words in reverse when using them in mono printing

Don’t forget

For in-depth step-by-step photo guides on this technique turn to pages 50-55 inside the magazine.

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The Ranger Gel Printing plate from www.craftstash.co.uk

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