Gel Printing Workshops

What is gel printing?

Gel printing is a fun and versatile process that leads to delightful and often surprising results. It’s also quite addictive! This workshop is great for beginners, collage artists, crafters, hobbyists, and artists wanting to learn a new monotype process. Diana will demonstrate color blending and gradations, creating textures, using masks and stencils, botanical prints, transparent vs. opaque paint, and more.

Upcoming Workshops

An online printing workshop is in the works!

Click here for more information and to add your email to the waiting list so you can be notified as soon as it's ready!

Classes at National Park College
in Hot Springs

Gel Printing: Botanicals - Tuesday, Sept 6, 5:30-8:30 PM

Gel Printing: Botanicals - Saturday, Sept 24, 9:00 AM - Noon

Gel Printing: Masks & Stencils - Saturday, Oct 15, 9:00 AM - Noon

Gel Printing: Masks & Stencils - Tuesday, Oct 25, 5:30-8:30 PM

Gel Printing: Advanced Techniques - Saturday, Nov 12, 9:00 AM - Noon

Gel Printing: Advanced Techniques - Tuesday, Nov 29, 5:30-8:30 PM


Go to National Park College for more information and to register.
The classes are listed alphabetically.

Custom Workshops

I do small group workshops in my studio on dates that are mutually agreed upon. The rate is $50 per hour for up to four people.

For example, a 3-hour workshop is $150. If one person attends, the cost is $150. If two people attend, the cost is $75 per person. If three people attend, the cost is $50 per person. If 4 people attend, the cost is $37.50 per person.

If you book time, I will advertise the workshop to help get cost per person down (unless you want a private workshop), but I cannot guarantee any other participants.

Contact me at crookedlittlestudio123@gmail.com if you are interested in setting up a small group workshop.


color god combos spreadsheet

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The basic gel printing process

A gel plate is floppy and squishy like a piece of molded gelatin.

Paint is applied with a brayer or other tool (fingers, brushes, cardboard, etc.) to the gel plate. Stencils, masks, and various tools to create texture can be used to alter the paint.

Paper is then pressed by hand onto the plate to transfer the paint to the paper. Because the plate yields to the pressure, a printing press is not needed for the transfer.

Paint is applied to the gel plate with a brayer or other tool.

Paper is pressed by hand onto the plate to transfer the paint to the paper.

Working with Stencils

Stencils can be used on gel plates to create backgrounds for cards and scrapbook pages.

Working with Plants

Easily create botanical prints with your favorite plants from your own backyard.

Create collage papers

Create your own collage papers to use in your work.

Monotypes

Create one-of-a-kind artworks.