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How To: Basic Gel Press Prints

So, you have a gel press. Now what? It’s tempting to just dive right in without any idea of what to do, or, maybe it’s terrifying. Either way, I have you covered with five essentials and a few basics to get you started on the right foot!

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supplies for creating basic gel press prints

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

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steps to create basic gel press prints

  1. Place 3 – 4 pea-sized drops of paint onto the gel press.
  2. Use the brayer to roll the paint around and achieve as much coverage as possible on the press.
  3. Place a sheet of paper on the press and rub to achieve positive contact. Peel the sheet up.
  4. Add another color and try again! See if you can pick up both colors on the press.
  5. Try another print, this time adding a stencil first to create a pattern. Allow the layer to dry completely, then add a second layer and pull a print!

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My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

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