Pimp Your Apron with Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plates

Hi
there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!

It’s
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!!

So,
let’s start with what you need.

I
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
colors.

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



Then
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.


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

When
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.

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

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

After
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.

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

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

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

Birgit

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10 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
    and
    Happy Holidays to you.

  3. sewzallsquirrels

    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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