How To: Multi-Layered Gel Press Prints

How To: Multi-Layered Gel Press Prints

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Did you try the Faux Gel Plate technique, then fall in love with monoprinting? Now, you might want to level-up with those gorgeous multi-layered looks. If you’re having problems getting good results, then today’s technique is for your!

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supplies for multi-layered gel plate 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 multi-layer gel plate prints

Multi-pull method:

  1. In this method, add a layer of medium on the gel plate – the first layer will be the background and lay the foundation for the rest of the pull.
  2. Place paper on the gel plate and pull the background.
  3. Add another layer of medium using any kind of pattern-making tool, and pull the image on the same paper.
  4. Continue as desired until final result is achieved.

Build-up method:

  1. In this method, add a layer of medium on the gel plate – the first layer will be the foreground. This layer should be a pattern with lots of white space for best results.
  2. Wait for the layer to dry completely, then add the next layers. Allow each layer to dry completely before adding the next.
  3. When ready to pull, add a thin layer of a final color. While the layer is still wet, place paper on the gel plate and rub vigerously. Pull up the paper and admire your results!

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