Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gel Printing with Dies and Embossing Folders Tutorial

Hi everyone! I am sharing a mixed media tutorial on the Sizzix blog today, for how to use your dies and embossing folders for gelli printing. If you saw my Dotty Gelli Print ATC Book from last week, you might have read that I was going do a tutorial for some of the techniques used there.
I am always looking for new ways of using my dies and embossing folders and had so much fun doing a lot of prints.
I made some of the prints into cards, using dies by Tim Holtz and lots of Distress Glitter. These are four of them. I made five cards, but to try to avoid doing a super long tutorial (you should have seen how many step-by-step photos I originally had), I am sharing a bonus card here on my blog.

This background is one of the backgrounds shown in the tutorial, made by using dies as masks and stencils, to make a stamp from dies, and using embossing folders to add texture. I used the negatives of the house die cuts as masks when I did the stamping, with Archival Coffee ink. The fence was covered with Tarnished Brass Distress Glitter and the bird with Pumice Stone.

Here's a close up of all the layers of printing and stamping.

To see the whole tutorial, head over the Sizzix blog.

Thank you for stopping by!!


Supplies (for bonus card):
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard;
Dies: Sizzix: Artful Dwellings, Mini Openings, On the Fence, Cobblestones, Mini Bird & Cage, Wanted, Mini Filmstrip & Tickets
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Bubbles
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Paris to London, School Desk, Travel Ways, Mini Muse, Psychedelic Grunge, Urban Tapestry
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Coffee
Paint: Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Broken China, Salty Ocean
Glitter: Distress Glitter: Tarnished Brass, Pumice Stone
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Gelli Arts: Gel Printing Plate 6 x 6


  1. this is amazing! you are so creative ^.^

  2. Love, love, love what you did here and the tutorial was first class as ever. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. So enjoyed the tutorial.
    just got my gelli plate, now to have a go


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