Gel Printing on Fusible Interfacing with Gelli Arts® by Birgit Koopsen

Hi there and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog.

It’s Birgit here today with a fun project.

I’ve been printing on fusible interfacing. 

What is fusible interfacing? As a quick explanation, it is the material you attach to a fabric using heat and adding firmness. It is available with adhesive on only one side or double sided.

For the purpose of gel printing you need the single sided version.

The fun thing is that you can print straight onto the interfacing and then iron it onto the background of your desire. That can be fabric, but it can just also be paper.

The interfacing is very thin so you can build up layers and then merge them all together using your iron.

Please read instructions on the packaging for heat settings and duration.

I had a lot of fun creating a free hand cut scenery on a canvas bag, decorating a pair of jeans and adding some left overs in my art journal.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy printing!



Gelli Arts® 5×7” Gel Printing Plate

Speedball soft rubber brayer

Acrylic paint: Liquitex Basics and Winsor & Newton

Single sided fusible interfacing

Texture tools like Gelli Arts® mini combs, bubble wrap, cardboard

Gelli Arts® parchment paper

Sizzix Big Shot with Stars die



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5 thoughts on “Gel Printing on Fusible Interfacing with Gelli Arts® by Birgit Koopsen”

  1. I would like to know the specific brand of single sided fusible interfacing you used. The stuff I bought isn’t pulling prints very well. It doesn’t want to pick up the paint. Thanks.

    1. Hi Virginia – here is the response from Birgit Koopsen!

      I’m sorry, I ordered it online from a dutch store which sells it per meter and it has no brand name.
      I did mention in the video that you need a bit more paint than when printing on paper, or that you can print more than one layer for better opacity.
      Hope that helps!

      Have a nice day!
      Birgit x

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