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!
PS I'll show how to use Angelina fibres tomorrow.