gelatin monoprint using stamps and stencils

Curious on how to create gelatin monoprint using stamps and stencils without wasting a bunch of paper and cardstock?

The gelatin monoprints in this video have got to be two of my favourites, just from the visual texture and colour.  I’ll be using a Gelli plate, a variety of stencils and paints to create a variety of monoprints.

Gelatin Monoprint Using Stamps and Stencils

gelatin monoprint using stamps and stencils

gelatin monoprint using stamps and stencils



Background Type:

  • Any type of surface that will accept acrylic paint.


DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Titanium White – DMFA39
  • Phthalo Turquoise – DMFA26
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – DMFA31
  • Primary Yellow – DMFA28
  • Cobalt Blue Hue – DMFA08

DecoArt Media Misters

  • Yellow Green – DMM04
  • Orange – DMM05

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18*

DecoArt Stencils

  • Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencil
    • Alphabet Spaghetti – Andy01
  • Americana Mixed Media Stencil
    • Feathered Friends – ASMM33
  • Americana Personally Yours Stencil, Between the Lines
    • Newsprint (star background stencil) – PYB103-K


  • Random stamps to experiment with, such as moths, chicken wire and butterflies.
  • Brayer


Royal Clear Choice Stencil Brushes

  • 5/8″ Short Length White Bristle – 1112

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425*

Royal Aqualon

  • 1″ Glaze Wash – R2700

*prime your paper with gesso if it’s very thin and delicate

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun


What if you don't have stencils or stamps?

If you don’t have formal stencils and stamps, look around recycle bin or pantry for packaging shapes that you can use.  What about old kitchen cloths or onion bags?  Did you find anything?  share in the comments below.