I have been experimenting with gel medium ever since Jan sent me some journal pages that had some gel medium on it. Then, Martha goes and takes a class where they talk about all sorts of mediums, and I get totally blown away.
So, now I have irradescent medium, gloss gel medium, and glass bead medium. The first two I have used with great success! The gel medium gives everything a richer color, like it is wet.
No, I haven't tried to do any fancy techniques with it like transfers or anything. But, I do plan to. For now, I am using the gel and irradescent medium like paint or collage glue.
One thing I did learn, though. The gel medium dries so slow that I don't know how successful I will be using it in my journaling adventures. Even after pre-drying it with a heat gun and letting it sit for an hour, it was somewhat tacky. Although, it wasn't tacky enough that I noticed it by touching it with my finger. When I did notice was when I went to open my journal and the pages were stuck together and the gel medium page tore an image on the facing page as I tried to seperate the two.
If I can be very patient, I should be able to use it in my journal. Maybe next time, I will do my musings on another page with the gel medium and just glue it in my journal.