How To Use Embossing Folders on a Gel Plate

How To Use Embossing Folders on a Gel Plate

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I believe there are two kinds of crafters… ones that LOVE making gel plate prints and ones that haven’t used a gel plate yet! LOLOL!! Let’s get you LOVING gel plate prints! I’m gonna show you how to use embossing folders to create amazing monoprints with your gel plate 😀

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supplies for using embossing folders on a gel plate

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 have the items linked here and down below. 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 use an embossing folder on a gel plate

  1. Apply desired acrylic paint in a thin layer on the gel plate using a brayer
  2. Wait for the paint to dry a little bit
  3. Apply the embossing folder on the gel plate, pressing gently to make good contact
  4. Remove the embossing folder from the gel plate
  5. Add additional paint in a contrasting color if desired and wait for it to dry a little bit
  6. Place a piece of 100% cotton paper on the plate over the painted area, pressing and rubbing smooth for good contact
  7. Pull up the paper and see your results!


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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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See this technique in action!

Here’s a recent project that feature’s the embossed wood sheet technique.

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