Pimp Your Apron with Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plates

there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!

Birgit here and today I want to show you how you can easily pimp your apron in
a few steps. And… NO sewing involved, everybody can do this!!

let’s start with what you need.

used the Gelli Arts® Patch Printing Kit which includes almost everything you
need. A Gelli Arts® gel printing plate, a brayer, a variety of patches, acrylic
paints, fabric medium and printing materials. Besides that, I used the small
round plate from the mini shapes set and some additional Gelli Arts® acrylic

started with adding color to the patches using the gel plate from the kit.

I applied the small round plate to an acrylic block and added a white circle to
every printed patch. I printed 2 layers for a nice coverage.

I let
the white paint dry and then added colors on top of the white circles, again
using the small round plate.

that I used the printing material from the kit to add a variety of texture and patterns
to the printed circles.

all the paint was really dry, I ironed fusible web on the reverse side of the
patches (follow instructions on the packaging) and then cut the patches if
necessary to the right size.

made a nice composition on the apron and when I was satisfied I ironed the
patches with the fusible web back to the apron.

started at the top of the pockets to make sure I got it all lined up nicely.

applying all the patches I decided it needed something more and I created a
“lace” border at the top of the patches using a foam stamp and acrylic paint.

finished the apron by adding faux stitching using a paint marker.

hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to see your gelli printed

you happy Holidays and a colorful, creative and inspirational 2018!


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11 thoughts on “Pimp Your Apron with Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plates”

  1. This is so cute. Thank You for such a creative idea, but one I think I could manage. I will be checking into this printing kit and apron.

  2. Although I won't make an apron I enjoyed your tutorial and all the lovely ideas you shared.
    Thank you
    Happy Holidays to you.

  3. Love seeing the process with lots of layers and color! This is a cool project. Kids would love to make these for t-shirts. Thanks for showing us such cool projects. Happy Holidays to all!

  4. LOVE it! Need to jazz up my plain aprons! I could have my students each make a patch for me! Thanks for the idea!!

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