Beginner Gel Press + BLOG PARTY + FREEBIE

Hello! Welcome back to more from STAMPtember® over at Simon Says Stamp! And today I am trying out a new technique – using a gel press!

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support.]

Please watch my video to watch me explore the wonderful world of making prints with a gel press! Boy is it addictive and a great way to stretch your supplies. And you can use them with inks instead of paints!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


PEACE & JOY CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Bubble Wrap Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Plate
Therm O Web Gina K Shimmer Deco Foils
Royal Sovereign Laminator
Simon Says Stamp Reverse Christmas Sentiment Strips
Simon Says Stamp Detail Medallion Die
Simon Says Stamp Melody Snowflake Die
Simon Says stamp Prismatic Snowflakes Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Engraved Feather Die
Simon Says Stamp Deco Squares Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamps – envelope
Simon Says Stamp Banner Greetings Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HEALING HUGS CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Simple Patterns Trio Stencils
Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Plate
Simon Says Stamp Detail Elm Leaves Dies
Simon Says Stamp Deco Squares Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamps – envelope
Simon Says Stamp Sympathy Greetings Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


INCREDIBLE CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Deco Squares Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves Dies
Simon Says Stamp Blooming Circle Die – little flowers
Simon Says Stamp I Am With You Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HERE FOR YOU CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Lantern Pattern Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Detail Floral Heart Die
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HAPPY THOUGHTS CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Bubble Wrap Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Detail Floral Heart Die
Simon Says Stamp Banner Greetings Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


YOU MATTER CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Deco Squares Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Etched Eucalyptus Wreath Die
Simon Says Stamp You Matter Dies
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


BETTER PERSON CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Tender Leaves Dies
Simon Says Stamp Tumbling Leaves Acetate
Therm O Web Gina K Shimmer Deco Foils
Royal Sovereign Laminator
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


GRATEFUL CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Plate
Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves Dies
Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Gratitude Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Gratitude Dies
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


SYMPATHY CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Tender Leaves Dies
Simon Says Stamp Sympathy Greetings Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


THANK YOU CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Stencil
Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


PRAYING FOR YOU CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Bubble Wrap Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Engraved Feather Die
Simon Says Stamp Banner Greetings Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic Cardstock
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


PEACE & JOY CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamps – envelope
Simon Says Stamp Because of You Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.f


THANK YOU CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads 
Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Detail Floral Heart Die
Simon Says Stamp Banner Greetings Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Because of You Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


YOU MATTER CARD
Featuring:
Gel Press
Brayers
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
• Print scraps
Simon Says Stamp You Matter Dies
Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamps
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.


BLOG PARTY

To celebrate STAMPtember®, I am part of a giant blog party! LOADS and loads of inspiration! You can find all the participants in the party over at the Simon Says Stamp blog.

FREEBIE

Want a FREE gift? Use the code “GWED57” to get a pack of American Crafts Box of Crayons enamel dots FREE with any purchase. Valid 9/2/20 only. Shop HERE.

Have fun!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the SSS-brand products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Gel Press 5×7 Printing Plate
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Brayers
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Speedball 4″ Soft Rubber Brayer
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Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves…
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Simon Says Stamp Bubble Wrap Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Deco Squares Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Simple Patterns Trio…
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Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Plate
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Simon Says Stamp Tender Leaves Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Detail Elm Leaves Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Engraved Feather Die
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Simon Says Stamp Etched Laurel Leaves…
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Simon Says Stamp Etched Eucalyptus…
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Simon Says Stamp Detail Floral Heart Die
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Simon Says Stamp Detail Medallion Die
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Simon Says Stamp Melody Snowflake Die
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Simon Says Stamp You Matter Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Blooming Circle Die
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Simon Says stamp Prismatic Snowflakes…
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Simon Says Stamp Because of You Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp I Am With You Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp Sympathy Greetings…
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Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp Paper Hug Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp Banner Greetings Stamps
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Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Gratitude…
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Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Gratitude…
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Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Lantern Pattern Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Deco Squares Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Reverse Christmas…
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Simon Says Stamp Tumbling Leaves…
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb…
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MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
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Microfiber Cloth
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Therm O Web Gina K Shimmer Deco Foils
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Royal Sovereign Laminator
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Gina K Connect Glue
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T Ruler
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Simon Says Stamp Assorted Holographic…
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123 thoughts on “Beginner Gel Press + BLOG PARTY + FREEBIE”

  1. I Loved your video however I tried to pull it up again and I am unable to do so. I would really like to watch it again and I had saved it however when I went back could not find it. Can you suggest how I might be able to get it back to my favorites?

  2. Amazing! I would love to see more videos using the gel plate…and never worry about them being long. This provided such great inspiration. Thank you, Jennifer!

  3. i’m so glad you did this. i forgot about my gelly plate. i used it lots in the past but not recently and i can use oxides with it now – yippee! when i first used it my younger son loved it and her did some great prints as like you said they have no fear. in fact i used one of his prints as a background to my blog. thank you for all your inspiration and creativity. you have been a great light during these dull and dark months, crafty hugs Theresa xx

  4. Thanks for filling my head and heart full of creativity and kindness instead of anxieties and stress. Life goes back to normal after a cup of JMInk!

  5. I don’t have a gel press but your statement that it was like a large background/cling stamp made me pull out one and try the same techniques It worked! Some have the imprint of the stamp due to the picture printed on the background stamp but even that is cool. It depended on how much ink I used. Try if you do t have a gel press. 🙂

  6. More gel press videos? Yes, please! Thanks for this great video. I’ve always been intimidated by the gel press but now that I see how easy it is to use I can hardly wait to try it. I think it would make perfect backgrounds for my Thanksgiving cards. My head is spinning with other ideas, too. Thanks for sharing your experimentation with this great tool!

  7. These are AMAZING!! I’ve been toying with the idea of using gel press for some time now but never really knew what to do with them…. well now I have loads of ideas! I particularly like the idea of using a background stamp over a stencil before laying the card down! I mean, mind blown! Thank you Jennifer for another wonderfully inspiring video! 😁 xx

  8. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you for another most wonderful video! I can’t believe that this is your first time using the gel press. Your prints are gorgeous, as are your cards.
    I am also a big fan of printing and have more prints than time to make good use of them… In any case, I thought I would share with you that you can also use your alcohol inks on the gel press if you put down a very thin layer of a clear gel medium first, brayer this on then add alcohol inks and have fun.
    Wishing you and yours a very happy Labor Day long weekend,
    Caroline

  9. Hi Jennifer… would love more gel press videos and thanks for sharing this beginner one. I wanted to give this a try but had given away all my acrylic paints and did not want to buy them again… enter your video using distress oxide inks. Needless to say I immediately ordered a gel press and have had a blast today creating prints. I also had a couple of pigment inks from Avery Elle and they worked beautifully. I get so excited with the results I’m getting… so glad you challenged us to give it a try. SUPER FUN!

    PS… I may just have to buy some paint… no turning back 🙂

  10. Jennifer, thank you so much for trying the gel press. I had seen it on cards but didn’t know how it worked.
    I would be very interested in more videos using it. You always make it fun and educational.
    I love the look…

  11. I just purchased a gel press after seeing this video and was able to play with it this afternoon. I love the technique, and would definitely like more videos and ideas for using the gel press. I had all the Distress Oxide ink colors you mentioned., as well as a Brayer I bought at least ten years ago.,so it didn’t cost me much money to get started.
    I’m still loving the background technique you showed awhile back using large background stamps to do a resist, then smearing several colors of distress oxide ink cubes over the resist, they spraying with pearlized water or just water, then finishing it by ironing it. i found using the plain water worked the best for me, then I sprayed the finished cards with shimmer spray. So easy and so beautiful1

  12. Thanks so much for the ideas and good on you for trying this! I have a Gelli printing plate for a long time, but haven’t used it in a while. I didn’t know about the Oxid inks, so will definitely give this a go. Would love to see more ideas this it.

  13. I ordered my Gel Press plate after watching your video. I’m anxious to try your version using Oxides instead of acrylic paint. I look forward to your videos!!

  14. Great video. I’ve had a gel plate for years, too, but never used it. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for taking the mystery out of the process.

  15. I’ve been a bit intimidated by gel press but you certainly show you can start off “small” and work you way up. Hmmm….. 🙂

  16. Jennifer
    You MUST go watch Lydia Fiedler at understandblue.blogspot!
    Her video on sep 11 will blow your mind!
    She is a genius with the gel press and has lots of videos you will LOVE and be so inspired- as I always am by you
    🙂

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