Art Journal | gel printing

Welcome to another art journal layout using fun mixed media techniques. Today I used my gel plate to do some printing on the background. I worked on a page from my 8×8 custom made disc bound journal.

For my background today I used various brands of acrylic paints on my 9 x 11 – Printing Plate ( SBC | SSS | JGG ). I also used some combs and other tools to do some marking before pulling a print. But remember you can do this with the back of your brush! I was working on a watercolor paper so I got instant texture without too much effort. Depending on the paper you use you get different effects.

My focal points are lovely stamps from the Stampendous – Magical Horses ( SBC | SSS | JGG ) stamp set. I stamped the horses on paper I had from gel plate printing and used the matching dies to cut them out. I also use some of my Decomarkers by Pebeo to do some doodling on the horses. These markers come with different nib sizes and they have opaque acrylic paint inside. Awesome effect!

To add all the stars I used the Darkroom Door STARRY NIGHT Large Stencil ( SSS ) and I also added a few Studio Katia IRIDESCENT STARS ( SSS ) at then end.

Oh and by the way this is not my handwritting, I used the Concord and 9th – Sophisticated Script stamps ( SBC | SSS ) which I love and use again and again.

art journal video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel here

art journal supplies

Here are all the products that I used to create my project. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click on the logo of your favorite shop below each product. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Stampendous – Cling Mounted Rubber…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Stampendous – Die Set – Magical Horses
[ SBC | SSS ]
Darkroom Door STARRY NIGHT Large…
[ SSS ]
Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – 9 x 11 -…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – 3 Pack…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – Texture Combs
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – Marking Tools
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger GEL PLATE SQUEEGEE ranger108
[ SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – Brayers -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – Brayers – Small
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Gel Plate – Conditioner
[ SBC | JGG | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – White…
[ JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – Pollen…
[ JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – Bright…
[ JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip -…
[ JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media -…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Therm O Web – iCraft – Purple Tape -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Studio Katia IRIDESCENT STARS…
[ SSS ]

Do you want more inspiration? Here is another page I did for  the same art journal book.

18 Comments

  1. Debbie F. said:

    What a fun project! I’ve been holding back from getting a gel plate, but watching this video makes it difficult!!!! It really does look like fun! Scrapbook.com just restocked their Nuvo Creative Pen stash so I ordered a few sets of pens to try playing with. Maybe next on the agenda will be a gel plate??!!!! Thanks, Vicky.

    June 4, 2018
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  2. Julie said:

    Is the tool you use to pick up your sequins available in the US? I find my Quik Pik very awkward to use.

    June 5, 2018
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    • Vicky said:

      this is a wax pencil, available everywhere. It is usually used for nail art. I got it from amazon and it’s really inexpensive

      June 5, 2018
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  3. I recently got my first gel plate, go tit on clearance, now I wish I had gotten the other one that was there too. I love the backgrounds that it makes. It’s so fun. I have that alpha stamp set and just love it too. thanks for the great video and another fabulous journal page. Soooo fun.

    June 5, 2018
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  4. Ellie Beserra said:

    I love Stampendous stamps designed by Laurel Burch , they are so playful! You mentioned the repositionable tape you used in your stamping tool in place of magnetics, I use a double stick tape but it’s too strong and sometimes it rips off a bit of the project paper, so I don’t like it. What is the tape you use? I didn’t see it in the materials list. Thanks.

    June 5, 2018
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    • Vicky said:

      I used a removable tape runner such as the one by Tombow… but any non permanent tape runner would do

      June 5, 2018
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  5. cindy said:

    love this project, beautiful colors, thank you

    June 5, 2018
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  6. Teresa Doyle said:

    A great page as always and LOTS of ideas. TFS!

    June 6, 2018
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  7. Marcie Lovett said:

    Magical! I love anything Laurel Burch and the alpha stamps look wonderful with the background and the horses. So much to see on one page!

    June 6, 2018
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  8. Valerie said:

    Beautiful as always, Vicky!

    June 6, 2018
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  9. Henriëtte said:

    Vicky it’s gorgeous as usual, you let it look so easy. I love your Art Journal pages and they also inspire me, thank you so much.

    June 6, 2018
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  10. Geri S. said:

    Your work is magical! So inspiring that I want to do it all the same but don’t have horses so maybe I’ll use fairies! Thanks for the ideas!!!

    June 7, 2018
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  11. M. Carmen Rodriguez said:

    Beautiful jornal, I love the colors, stamps and dies. Such amazing techniques that you always use. Thank you for sharing.

    June 7, 2018
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  12. DUMONTIER Marjorie said:

    That’s a magical page !!!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

    June 13, 2018
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  13. Ashwini said:

    So pretty! Especially love the stamp set, it is the perfect size and font for your journal! At first, I thought gel plate stamping would be difficult, but after seeing your tribal cat layout and now this one, I am excited to try my hand at it! Thanks for inspiration!

    July 12, 2018
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