Day 11 – Multiple Layers. I used fluid acrylics and stamps and stencils, letting each layer dry on the plate, and then picking them all up at once in one pull. I love how vibrant the colours are! I used Altenew, Finnabair and Art by Marlene stamps, and a Jane Davenport stencil. How amazing does this look?


In the beginning…

I started by applying just three colours to the plate – yellow, orange and magenta, before applying this stamp by Art by Marlene to it and leaving it to dry.  I knew this one would look great as it has a lot of detail and is a good size too.

Once that layer was dry, I applied more layers using an Altenew set of small texture stamps, a small Finnabair dot stamp, some other paint colours, and a mermaid scale stencil from Jane Davenport.


All of that had to be left to dry in between, so that the layers didn’t get muddy. Well worth the wait because look at the beautiful layers, all of them can be seen individually.


Look how vibrant they are when I hold it up in front of the window.  The fluid acrylics are so thin and have great transparency compared to the opaqueness of regular acrylics.

The challenge

This month on Instagram Birgit Koopsen (@birgit_koopsen) is holding a Gel Printing Challenge with fun daily prompts to make you get more out of your gel plate –  and there are giveaways from both Birgit and @gelliarts.  I love my gel plate so I decided to join in.  Here are the prompts and the links if you want to join in too.  This image is from Birgit’s instagram page and IG has cut off her name from the bottom. so to see the photo and read about the challenge, click here.

Gel Plate
Acrylic Paints – various
Bristol paper, Mixed Media paper

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