Saturday, June 19, 2021

Darkroom Door Ombre Gel Printed Ink Tutorial


Happy Saturday friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a fun and simple background making technique using the Gel Press printing plate and Prism Dye Ink Pads.  I finished one of my ombre backgrounds by adding a flower stamp by Darkroom Door, and embellishing the background with the Abstract 06 stamp, Arty Circles and the Friendship Sentiment Strip, with a little washi tape for interest.

You can see just how many amazing color combinations you can create with this technique.  Prism Dye Ink Pads are thicker than most dye inks, almost with the consistency of pigment ink, so they work perfectly on the gel plate.  You could definitely play with some stencils over the inks on your plate to create new variations.

Here is a quick video showing the process.  The trick is to do two identical prints of the same ombred ink, creating vibrant, intense colors.  To make the light dots, you simply splash a little water on the finished print and lift it with a cloth.  I hope you will enjoy playing around with this fun technique.  Hugs, Autumn

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