Jacqueline Sullivan - Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate

This class is part of Legacies III.

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Jacqueline Sullivan

Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate

Mini-Class (3 Hours)

Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome


If you write or make marks directly on the gel plate, they are always backward when printed. But if you’re like me, you long to add lettering to all of those fun gel prints that you have been making. After much experimentation, I have found ways to get marks and letters to print in the proper order. This class will include the basics for monoprinting with the gel plate as well as how to incorporate your calligraphy into you gel prints. 


  • Gel Plate (NOT Speedball) 8” x 10”
  • Brayer
  • Strathmore 300 Printmaking Paper – tablet 9” x 12”
  • Plastic Paper Protectors (2 – 3)
  • Amsterdam Standard 12 color Acrylic Paint Set (landscape set)
  • Or whatever acrylics you may have
  • Golden OPEN Matte Gel Medium (must be OPEN) small jar
  • Palette Pad (P365)
  • Deli Paper (about 50 sheets size of gel plate)
  • Scrap Paper or old book for cleaning brayer
  • Stamps and or stencils (an assortment)
  • Old Credit Card or Gift Cards
  • Scissors for Cutting old Credit Csrds or gift cards.
  • Color Shaper Mark Making Tools (BR61)
  • Paper Towels (S817)