VIDEO: How to Gel Print On Cards

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I’ve got my gel plate out again and I’m sharing a simple gel print technique for printing directly on card blanks so if you are looking for a gorgeous, professional looking printed card blank then try this! I am quite enjoying the weathered wallpaper look that I’ve been getting using a Damask-style stencil with my gel print but this techniques works for all sorts of looks so have a play.

I’ve used a heavy weight cardstock card blank for my gel print video today and I’ve listed what I’ve used in the supplies list below the video. But try out what you have in your stash and see how it works with the paint you want to use. And don’t forget to check the close-up photo of one of the cards at the bottom of this blog post.


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VIDEO: How to Gel Print On Cards




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Gel Press and other monoprinting plates (I’ve used the 5×7 Gel Press today)
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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Turquoise Green, Pyrrole Red Quinacridonerose Light)
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Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Pebeo Studio Acrylics Paint (irridescent, DNYA, Blue Green, Gold)
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Card blanks
I’ve used 290gsm (approx 130lb) from Card Blanks Direct (UK)
Here are some alternatives:
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Prima Marketing Stencil 6-Inch x 6-Inch-Flourish
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Hexagon Panel Die

Masking tape (I used Washi Tape)
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Printer paper (basic and light weight)
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You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.


How to gel print on card blanks close-up


As I mentioned in this video I do have other gel print videos so if you are new to printing with gel plates like the Gelli plate or the Gel Press, or others that are on the market, then try my ‘Quick Gelli Plate Printed Papers’ video. For more techniques with an easy masking method watch my ‘How to Use a Gel Plate To Build Layers’ video. And if you want to binge watch everything I have on the gel print so far then I have a just for you!

I would love to know how you get on with your card blank gel print session so don’t forget to tag me in on social media so that I can come and take a look and all of my links are below.


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Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

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