You asked so here it is, Gel Printing on Fabric Tutorial. In this short video tutorial I’ll show how I gel print on fabric.
Gel Printing on Fabric Tutorial Video
Supplies used for the Gel Printing on Fabric Tutorial.
- Wild Stencil 4
- 5 x 7 Gel Plate
- Soft Rubber Brayer
- Heavy Body and Craft Acrylic Paint
- Cotton Fabric Ironed to Shiny Side of Freezer Paper
- White Freezer Paper Roll
- Romantic Flourish Stencil
- March 2022 Artistic Stencil Club
- Victorian Panel Stencil
For this Gel Printing on Fabric Tutorial a few supplies are needed. I used a 5 x 7 gel plate because I wanted several smaller gel printed fabric pieces I could use for a project.
A few of my stencils were used along with Acrylic Paint and a soft rubber brayer on a 5 x 7 gel plate. Any size gel plate will work.
Prep the fabric by ironing it flat and then iron the shiny side of the White Freezer Paper to the fabric. Don’t use steam, just a hot iron. If you are lucky enough to have a heat press, this works perfectly.
My go to technique is to lay down a stencil on the gel plate. Then layer paint over the stencil. Remove the stencil and drop into a tub of water. Allow the paint to dry on the gel plate.
The key is to take your time when applying the paint and to allow the paint to dry before adding the lift layer. Use a soft rubber brayer and don’t press hard, just enough to smooth the paint.
Experiment with different colors and stencils to see what you can create. Come back to see how I use these to create a wrap journal.
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