- Katie Smith
How to Gelli Print with Tombow Dual Brush Pens
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Hey everyone! Did you know that you can use Tombow Dual Brush Pens on a Gelli Arts printing plate? I tried it for the first time recently and you totally can! It can take a bit of experimenting to find the right amount of water to use, but it makes for very fun, vibrant prints!
If you don’t know, A Gelli Plate is used for making “monoprints”, which can then be used for collage or patterned paper, etc.
Today I’ll be showing you how to create some pretty gelli prints to use in your art journal.
Gelatin Printing Plate – As I said, I’m using a Gelli Arts gelli plate, but there are a couple of other brands, and you can also make your own.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens – I’m using the Galaxy pack.
Spray Mister with Water
Mixed Media Paper
How to Gelli Print with Tombow Dual Brush Pens:
Watch the video below to see how I made my prints:
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It’s @studio.katie back to show you how to use @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens on the @Gelliarts plate to make one-of-a-kind prints to use in your art journal! . Step 1: Begin by scribbling Dual Brush Pen ink onto the surface of the gelli plate. . Step 2: Mist the plate with a little bit of water so that the ink beads up. . Step 3: Place a piece of mixed media paper on top. Press it down good to transfer the ink, and then lift it up. . Experiment with different color combos or drawing in patterns. You can also pick up “ghost prints” by taking a second piece of paper and pressing it down to pick up any ink left over from the first print. I think it would also be fun to experiment with stencils! . Wasn’t that fun? Do you have a gelli plate, if so, will you be trying this technique? I’ll be using these prints in my art journal, which I’ll share in my next post. #tombow #tombowusa #tombow2018dt 💕 #craft #create #adhesives #crafty #artsandcrafts #crafting #crafts #handcraft #crafters #creativity #diy #imadethis #makersgonnamake #papercrafts #papercraft #papercrafting #crafter #handcrafted #mompreneur #craftime #papercraftingaddict
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Begin by scribbling Dual Brush Pen ink onto the surface of the gelli plate.
Mist the plate with a little bit of water so that the ink beads up.
Place a piece of mixed media paper on top, Press it down good to transfer the ink, & then lift it up.
You can experiment with different color combos, or drawing in patterns. You can also pick up what is often called “ghost prints” (in the gelli printing world) by taking a second piece of paper & pressing it down to pick up any ink left over from the first print.
I think it would also be fun to experiment with stencils and the markers.
For this page in my journal, I used some of the patterned monoprints I made. I love using prints like this as backgrounds, the Dual Brush Pen ink makes for such lovely watercolor style prints.
I adhered the prints to the page (I recommend using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for attaching thicker pieces of paper like the mixed media paper I used for these gelli prints), and added a couple of drawings onto the right half of the spread. Next I scraped on a little white acrylic paint to lighten a section of the print on the left and added a quote on top using the Fudenosuke Brush Pen Twin Tip.
Do you have a gelli plate, and if so, will you be trying this technique?
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