Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Gel-a-Peel Colour Change Kit review

As you'll know if you're a regular follower of my blog, Juliette is already a big fan of Gel-A-Peel, which she has used to create all manner of fashion accessories and personalised goodies, including notebooks, T-shirts, bracelets and even a funky unicorn-themed jewellery box which still has pride of place in her bedroom. She was super excited to learn about the latest additions to the range : Gel-a-Peel 2-Tone Kit, which lets you watch your designs flow from dark to light with two colours in one gel tube, whilst the cool Gel-a-Peel Colour Change Kit means you can transform your day to night style as your designs turn from pink to coral, purple to lavender or turquoise to gold.

We received the latter to put through its paces and even before it was out of the box, Juliette was oohing and aahing over the pretty colours of the tubes. The special gels are light sensitive so, as it says on the packaging, they change colours in the sun. Sunshine is in pretty short supply at the moment though so it's good to know that they also change colour if you hold them up to an artificial light too.

If you're unfamiliar with Gel-a-Pel, it's a rubbery silicon gel that comes in all sorts of colours and finishes, including glitter, neon and glow-in-the-dark. The tubes always remind me of a cross between glitter glue pens and a piping set for icing cupcakes, because there are a selection of different nozzles that you can attach to the tubes to get a different effect. (Juliette has quite a collection so some of the items in the photos, such as the work station in this photo, are sold separately.)

You can use the gel pens free hand and let your creative juices flow or follow the templates that come in the box for things like bracelets.

You can also use little plastic moulds to make 3D embellishments or charms, which can be stuck in place with a little squirt of Gel-A-Peel. It sticks to pretty much everything including wood, glass, plastic, card, canvas, cotton, ... 

The packaging of the Colour Change Kit, which includes 3 colour change gel tubes, 16 design templates, 5 designer tips and a gel tray, says that you can make over 60 colour change accessories.


There are some lovely charm moulds in the pack, including winged hearts, interlocking heart pieces, Cupid's arrows and feathers, with a funky Native American vibe going on.

The moulds and bracelets need to be leftover overnight (at least - if making very thick designs, you may have to wait a few days for it to be completely dry) and I haven't been allowed to see the finished items - Juliette muttered something about Christmas and surprises and made a hasty exit !

Any tween or teen-aged girl who is keen on fashion and crafts would definitely love to find a pack under the tree on Christmas morning, but it's also a lovely addition to your crafts supplies in the run up to the big day, opening up lots of creative opportunities for making totally unique and personalised handmade gifts for friends and loved ones.

for more information : https://gel-a-peel.mgae.com

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.


  1. I'm going to get this for my daughter

  2. If it were available when I was a tween, I'd probably spend hours playing with these kits. Such fun! Hope you will show Juliette's artwork after Christmas, I am very curious to see it.

  3. This looks great fun, I would have spent ages doing this if they had it when I was little

  4. Looks like fun. Love the bracelets


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