Friday, 28 March 2008

Printing onto Fabric

I'm really pleased with my first attempts at printing images onto fabric. I know they aren't perfect, but with practice will hopefully get better. I used INKJET TRANSFER PAPER from Photo Paper Direct. It cost £12 for 20 sheets incl p&p.
Its so simple to use...just print out an image and iron it onto fabric. The instructions come with the pack.

I've been playing with my sewing machine today - I love machining onto card.
On the first ATC I used gesso and ink pads for the background. The large flower was stamped onto Angelina fibres and machined down, the small flower is the same stamp on shrink plastic. Finally the words were printed on calico and machined down onto the card.
The second ATC has a collaged background. The face and the word were printed on calico and stitched down. You probably can't tell, but I zig-zag stitched the whole thing onto sheer blue fabric and card.
I'm really pleased with these; they are more shimmery in real life.
Click on the pictures for a closer look.
If anyone wants to trade, let me know.
You might not get these...but I'll make more!
Linda xx
PS I'll show how to use Angelina fibres tomorrow.


Rosie said...

ME ME! Please can I have the top one?? Please nicely?

Judy S. said...

Just discovered your blog! Love your Pebbles cat and the photos of your work!

Hello from Seattle, Bellevue actually, where it is snowing giant flakes as I write. This is spring?

Chriss Rollins said...

me please can i trade something with eyes
chriss x
you are soooo clever
i fell asleep and missed you posting xx

Linda said...

Rosie and Chriss - I've made duplicates for you both. Really appreciate your support.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your work is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Linda I soooo love your work ,printing on to fabric its amazing .I'm going to have to get some of that paper thanks for the information and inspiration love from sesga xxx

Laurie & Chris said...

I love them! I can't believe how easy it sounds like they are to do.

Chriss Rollins said...

oh wow thanx linda,
wot would you like in return open/theme ??
u are sooo talented
chriss x
chris just left we had evening of chat.

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda, your work is really beautiful, These are amazing, I wish I had something I could trade with you....I will keep practising and try harder. WOW, I LOVE THEM! Jaqi x

Jacky said...

These ATC's are fabulous... thanks for sharing your pics (and your techniques).

Chriss Rollins said...

hi linda as you know postie arrived and i want to say thanx soooo very very much for the fab atc the one with the eyes it is stunning so much work involved, i am proud to add her to my collection.
thanx Chriss x
ps you are so talented