Gel Printing Plate Image Transfer Technique

In this video we create a photo transfer using gel plates. By using acrylic paint and a magazine cut out it is a simple process to transfer the image on to paper.

We start by rolling out a layer of paint on to the gel plate and then pressing the image in the magazine on to the surface. Peel off the magazine image and the paint should show the transfer on to the gel plate. Press a piece of cartridge paper over the top of the plate to complete the transfer.

This activity could be extended by using multiple images on the one late or by creating background layers and completing multiple prints that are layered over the top of each other.

Lesson Plan: Gel Plate Transfer

Materials Used:

Gel Printing Plate
Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paint 120mL
EasyClean Rubber Roller by Zart 100mm