How to print on wood with Gel Medium – part 3

In this website we show you 3 methods to print on wood with high quality. In this post, let try to print on wood with Gel Medium. This method is also easy and brings a very good result.

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The gel medium goes on similarly to the poly-acrylic except it’s a gel vs a liquid. You should use a foam brush worked well to distribute the gel because the brushes left too many ridges.

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We pressed the paper into the gel then pushed out the air bubbles with the plastic card since the gel was a little thicker and not as easy to move as the poly-acrylic was. Then I set it aside to dry for about one and a half hour.

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The only thing different about scrubbing the gel medium is it seemed to grabbed much harder.
I think this is because the gel is thicker and there is more build up on the surface. So thinning the gel with water before application could be a good solution.

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After remove all of the paper here is what the wood print looks like. There were a few spots that still had a little paper that I couldn’t get off on the first time removing.

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Protect the Wood Prints
After printing on wood we have to protect the printing. We sprayed on two coats of spray lacquer and they actually changed quite a bit.

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