Gel Print Leaves video

Last week I posted a card featuring gel printed leaves from herbs I grew. I tried to explain my process but a few of you wished for a video so I picked some more leaves and had some fun printing them.

I used two different methods in the video, the leaf printed in yellow at the top of the page uses a two step method. The blue + green leaf above uses three steps and has one technique layered over the other technique.

I think the part of gel printing that gives me most inconsistent results is the way I apply ink. I’m getting better but I still get unwanted lines from the edge of the brayer. That wasn’t so evident on these prints as I was working on little gel plates called ‘petites’ from Gel Press.

I did a bunch of prints for this video on the square and the circle ‘petite’ plates as shown on the top cards. For the ‘slimline’ card I used three of the square prints but die-cut them smaller so I could fit them side by side on a 8¾” x 3¾” card.

I hope you give this a try, it’s quite satisfying and addicting once you get going!

….And did I mention I now have an online class called COLOUR CLUES?…



18 Comments on “Gel Print Leaves video”

  1. Leslie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. swanlady21 says:

    Gorgeous. I love the 2 step process results. I must find my gelli plate – have no idea where I have stored it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Heidi says:

    Beautiful cards

  4. Pat says:

    Beautiful gelli printing Heather and love the two different looks and which both look great, and thank you for the video which explains the technique really well. x

  5. Clelie says:

    Be Still My Heart…Gorgeous pulls and a Fabulous Video! I have never ‘hinged’ my paper before and can’t wait to use your technique. These are absolutely beautiful! ♥

  6. Bonnie says:

    Thank you so much for your video, Heather! I didn’t wait and immediately tried this technique. I love the results!

    • Heather says:

      I’m so glad you tried it and are happy with it. It is not so tricky once you see it done, its harder to describe it in words. I can’t wait to see what you made.

  7. cat says:

    I follow the DT for Gelli Arts and am not always enamored of their gel printing projects, but I really love what you did in your video.

  8. […] did my first gel prints with feathers and I was thrilled with the detail in the prints. When I was gel printing with leaves a few months ago I did a few feather prints at the same time. It’s the same […]

  9. […] To gel print a leaf or feather I use a two step process. I apply paint to the gel plate; I used blues and greens and the large 12″x14″ gel plate. I lay the fern frond as flat as I could on the plate and then took a print; once again I used rice paper. The first pull picks up all the surrounding ink leaving a white empty frond shaped space in the middle. I carefully removed the fern which reveals the print of the frond still on the gel plate. I took a second pull, laying the paper down in the same place so it picked up all the detail of the fern. You can see a video of the same process in an earlier post. […]

  10. Cathie says:

    It’s beautiful!

  11. Lagene says:

    Awesome gel prints and cards!

  12. Love the look of these prints, and liked how you used them in cards

  13. Bev McKay says:

    just found your gorgeous leaf gelliprinting, shame the video is no longer available

    • Heather says:

      Hi Bev,
      I am very glad you found the leaf printing. It is so much fun!
      My whole youtube channel was deleted but I have most of the videos saved on my computer. I hope to create a new video channel soon but have not had time to devote to the uploading, descriptions and other details related to a new channel.

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