Gel Press® superior monoprinting plates are a revolutionary new super sensitive printing surface which captures fine texture in paint or ink. They are NOT ‘gelatin’ being the modern day alternative - they provide all of the benefits with none of the downsides. They can be stored at room temperature; can capture the smallest detail; use a unique superior quality gel (don’t be fooled by inferior alternatives - this is the real thing); are easy to clean and can be used over and over again. Printmaking without the mess. Available in a range of 5 sizes. Ideal in the production of artists prints; mixed media collage, scrapbooking, cards, journaling and more! One Plate...endless possibilities!
- Super sensitive surface to capture more texture and details - Easy to use and clean - Container included for easy storage - Gel is made in the USA - Non-Toxic / Latex Free
Easy to Use: Step 1. Remove clear film and apply paint to the exposed gel plate. Step 2. Roll paint on as a thin layer with brayer. Step 3. Create designs by pressing textures into wet paint. Step 4. Lay paper (not glossy) onto painted surface. Step 5. Gently rub paper with hands to create a transfer image onto the paper. Step 6. Pull paper from printing plate to reveal your masterpiece.
Printing Tips: Acrylic based paint is recommended, but you can also use oil paint or fabric paint and some water soluble inks. Many different things can be used to create textures such as foam stamps, stencils, plastic or bubble wrap, leaves, twine...the list is endless. Soft tipped tools are the best. Make sure not to use things with sharp edges or pointy tips so you don't gauge the gel.
Easy Clean-Up: Acrylic Paint: wash plate with mild soap and water. Pat dry with clean paper towel. Oil Paint: Wipe surface clean with baby oil followed by mild soap and water. Pat dry with clean paper towel. Gel Hand Sanitizer: Can be used to remove paint residue as well. Rub onto gel plate and wipe clean. Baby Wipes: Are also a quick efficient way to clean the gel plates. Wipe surface clean with baby wipes. Pat dry with clean paper towel. Tough Stains: If the gel does get stained, it will not affect the quality of future prints. However, to remove tough stains from the gel, please follow the instructions above for cleaning Oil Paint.