Gel Plate Printing Favorite Products

Acrylic Paints Golden, Amsterdam and Liquitex

Gel Plate Printing Favorite Products

Our Go-To Products For Gelli Printing


We commonly use these brands and will start adding in more links as we add them to our supplies, some are more economical options we are starting to try out in the studio.

Golden Fluid Acrylics – Quinacridone Magenta – 1 oz Bottle

Golden Fluid Acrylics – Turquois (Phthalo) – 4 oz Bottle

Golden Fluid Iridescent Acrylics – Iridescent Bronze Fine 4oz bottle

Golden 4oz. High Flow Acrylic Paint Color: Teal

Golden 4 Oz Fluid Acrylic Color Paint Color: Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide

Liquitex Professional Effects Medium, 8-oz, Iridescent Medium

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product… It turns all paints into wonderfully sparkly goodness!

Want more iridescent already with color this set is awesome!
U.S. Art Supply Professional 12 Color Set of Iridescent Acrylic Paint, Large 75ml Tubes – Luminescent Special Effect Chameleon Color-Shifting Pearl Colors – Artists

Apple Barrel Farmhouse Paint Set, 12

Robyn McClendon often uses this brand and we have had a white in our stash for some time so thought might as well get a few or 12 colors. Our only hesitation about this brand is once they get a bit old they have a not-so-wonderful smell. Otherwise, their performance is great.

FolkArt Home Decor Ultra Matte Chalk Finish Acrylic Craft Paint Set 

Formulated for No-Prep Application Designed for Beginners and Artists, 2 oz Bottles, Top Colors

Another great and economical brand with some really wonderful color choices. This set has 9 colors and is perfect to get started on the cooler end of things.

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics 2-Ounce Shimmering Silver Acrylic Paint

As fans of shiny things, DecoArt is certainly one of our go-tos’s for their markers. So certainly bringing in the metallic with their acrylic paints was an easy choice.


Other fun paints we have been playing with can be found on Amazon: 

FolkArt , Multi-Surface 4 Bottle Acrylic Paint Set, 2oz, Color Shift Colors 

DecoArt Metallics Paint Value Pack 8 pc Set

Color Change Acrylic Paint Set, Shuttle Art 16 Colors Chameleon Colors Acrylic Paint

FolkArt Dragonfly Glaze Paint, 4 Pack

U.S. Art Supply Professional 12 Color Set of Iridescent Acrylic Paint, Large 75ml Tubes



  • Hammermill Printer Paper, Premium Color 32 lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11  This paper has now become our number one we recommend using to print printable papers and is great for gel plate prints. The color display is quite lovely and has a nice finish showing crisp images.
  • Pacon Ucreate Printmaking Paper, 9″x12″, White, 100 Shee
  • Carnival Papers Wet Strength White Tissue Paper 10 Sheets 27×19
  • Black Kraft Paper Roll | 18″ x 200’
  • Dry Waxed Deli 15″x10.75″

Inkjet Printing Paper 75% cotton 25% linen paper,85gsm,8.5″x11″ IVORY color 100 sheets

Prints beautifully and the ivory color creates an entirely different feel.

Inkjet Printing Paper 75% cotton 25% linen paper, 85gsm 8.5″x11″ WHITE color,100 sheets

Same paper as the ivory only in white… just lovely to work with.

Yasutomo Hosho Sketch Paper, 9 X 12 inches, 150gsm 18 lb. 48 Sheets, Smooth one side and heavy tooth on the other.

Yasutomo JMP200 20 Sheet Multi-Media Mineral Paper Pad, 9″ by 12″, White

MEGREZ Chinese Japanese Calligraphy Practice Writing Sumi Drawing Xuan Rice Paper Without Grids 100 Sheets/Set – 34 x 68 cm (13.38 x 27.77 inch), Half Sheng Shu

Apadana Acid-Free Unbuffered White TISSUE PAPER 30 Sheets 15 X 20 Inches

Both of us love this tissue paper not only is it super to gel print with, it is superior to standard tissue paper in taking color sprays and for ruching creating a lovely paper ruffle.

Graphic 45 Black 12×12 Sheets (10 Pack) Chipboard – Amazing black chipboard we have put on the gel plate, awesome with texture paste and really cool with anything metallic or opaque.

GEL PLATES and BRAYER aka Roller

Gel Press Gel Printing Plate 5″x7″ 10810 (P’s favorite especially during our livestreams)

Gel Press 10802 Gel Plate 8″X10″

Gel Press 10803 Monoprinting Plate, 12″ x 12″

Speedball Deluxe Soft Rubber Brayer, 4-Inch


CLARK’S | Enriched with Lemon & Orange Oils | Food Grade Mineral Oil (12oz)


U.S. Art Supply Impasto Clear Gel Acrylic Medium, 500ml Tub – P’s latest favorite base to her gel plate color mixes.

or The Gel Matte Medium and Gloss can be used as well. 

U.S. Art Supply Acrylic Retarder Acrylic Medium, 200ml Tube – Mixed with Color gives you longer Working Times


Clear Plastic Round Storage Jars Wide-Mouth Plastic Containers Jars with Lids for Storage of Liquid and Solid Products (Black Lid, 2 oz)

Mini thin Silicone Slim Spatulas


12×12 Inches Black & White Acrylic Reflective Display Boards – Perfect for use while gel printing.

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