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Can You Use Fabric on the Gelli Plate-YES!

I'm playing around fabric on the Gelli Plate for this month's Colorful Gelli Print Party. Come on over and check out the video!

Can you use fabric on the Gelli Plate? Absolutely!

The white fabric I used was very very affordable, actually might be called cheap.  I have used heavier fabrics and they work well also.

This is up a few days early – hope no one minds…In the video, I’m using regular acrylic paints on fabric.  To make the acrylic paint printed fabric washable I used  GAC 900.  Once it is completely dry, heat set it with an iron.

Grab some fabrics and start experimenting with them on the Gelli Plate!

Watch Using fabric on the Gelli Plate on YouTube.

A Colorful Gelli Print Party video using fabric on the Gelli Plate

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  • Denise spillane May 29, 2014, 5:59 pm

    Love your colors always. Seem to be my go to as well. Have you tried Indian yellow? Fabulous with the teal! Thanks for another great demo!

  • Eileen May 29, 2014, 6:56 pm

    I’m in love thank you much for sharing that video with is. Looked like so much fun. Look forward to your next video bye for now Eileen.

  • Sylvia Tabor May 29, 2014, 9:44 pm

    Great again!!! you always offer the best hints and advice, and introduce me to new techniques and products. Thank you!!!

  • Ruth L May 30, 2014, 3:24 am

    Carolyn you were just reading my mind, that’s what I plan to do after I finished with the much-to-do around the book and the exhibition, I bought the fabric and well need to admit, didn’t think about the GAC 900, but now I added to my shopping list 😉

  • gill edwards May 30, 2014, 3:52 am

    those fabrics would make great notebook or art journal covers. Thanks for another cool idea Carolyn

    Gill x

  • Kathy Gledsdale May 30, 2014, 1:58 pm

    OOOO Pretty and inspiring as always.

  • Kay Wallace May 30, 2014, 2:48 pm

    Another great idea and video, Carolyn! Love the lovely colors!

  • Corrine May 31, 2014, 9:22 am

    Well you know I love playing with fabric and my gelli. Nice video…xox

  • Jo May 31, 2014, 11:36 pm

    Carolyn what a great video! I love the colors and I love how beautiful they look on fabric!! Thanks for a great video!

  • Suztats June 3, 2014, 9:21 am

    I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, so thanks for the perfect timing. Love the results, and thanks to for the info re GAC 900–it’s new to me. Funny, I’ve never had to use anything to keep the acrylic paint on fabric (my clothes….lol!) it hasn’t faded, even…..drat.

  • Liz June 10, 2014, 12:29 am

    That looks like a lot of fun! I’ve got some muslin and some of the fabric medium. I’ve got to try this!

  • Rhetta Yount April 20, 2018, 11:00 pm

    Love your ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Linda April 18, 2020, 8:08 am

    I found some sock fabric my Mom had from years ago. I served around a long piece to make a scarf out of it and am good to do gel prints on the ends. Thanks for the video.

  • Beth July 2, 2022, 10:44 pm

    I really enjoyed how you explained how to do gelli printing on fabric.
    I am inspired to try it.
    Thanks, Beth

  • Brenda livingstone November 12, 2022, 12:50 pm

    Looks so good. Could you please explain what GAC900
    is and is it available in England?