{Tue} Technique: Gel Press Watercoloring

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

 Hello, Kraftie Friends!

I had these gel printed papers laying around and used them to make some cards for a few challenges...

If you have a gel press and some dye ink refills, try dropping some colors of your choice on the gel plate and spray some water. You can spread the ink with paintbrush or your fingers...then, press cardstock or watercolor paper on.

I would spray more water after each print to get more pastel colors...

Then, I stamped some images and trimmed them out to make the cards...I chose a stamp set with cups (retired CTMH Stamp of the Month) for some challenges (they remind me of the cups in "Beauty and the Beast").

Card #1

Panel is dry embossed. And I added some gold paint details on stamped images.

Card #2

Die cut panel (STAMPlorations) was dry embossed and inked in Wild Berry.


Card #1

1. CAS Mix Up Jan: Loose Watercoloring

2. Use Your Stuff #439: Inspired by Disney

3. Cupcake Inspirations #535: Tea Time

Card #2

1. STAMPlorations Jan Theme & Photo Prompt: Stamps & Cups

2. Heart2Heart: Ring in 2022 with the Color of the Year, Wild Berry

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  1. Great projects and I can see how Disney inspired you! Wonderful. Thanks for joining us at UYS and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  2. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge !! Beautiful creations!!

    ~DT Cupcake Inspirations

  3. Love your loose watercoloring gel print technique Lillian. I must try. Loved both your cards and so pleased you entered your 1st beautiful tea cup card in our CAS Mix Up Challenge: Loose Watercolouring. TFS Hugs...Nancy

  4. I'll have to try this technique on my gel plate, Lilian! It makes lovely prints that are perfect for this sweet tea cup! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Great use of those gel press experiments Lilian. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

  6. Great cards! I love the background with the hearts! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  7. Oh how sweet!! I love the stacked cups and the fun design on the first card. GREAT cards. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    DT Member
    Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

  8. Love your Pastely cup and the pretty dry embossing in the background. A tea-rific card, indeed. Thank you for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani.

  9. Great cards and good to read about the technique you used too.

    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

    Helen x

  10. What a great gel press technique, and the prints turned out amazing on these cards! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge.

  11. Great duo of cards, Lilian, the stacked tea cups are my favourite. The gel prints added a good splash of colour. Thanks for sharing your technique. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

  12. Another great card. Love the water color effecs on the stamping. Thanks again for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  13. I love the texture and layers on this card! VERY creative!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Heart 2 Heart!


Thanks for all your lovely comments! They make my day! =)