Friday, July 27, 2012

Picture This


I've been having fun printing on fabric.
 My friend, Sandrine, and I were experimenting with printing on fabric using the home printer (ink jet) and computer. It is easy to do. Just trim your selected fabric and some freezer paper (available at your local patchwork shop) to A4 size. Iron the freezer paper onto the back of the fabric (place the shiny side of the freezer paper onto the back of the fabric, and iron on the dull paper side), load it into the printer, then print. (Try printing your photo out on a piece of paper first before printing on the fabric). Peel off the paper and you are ready to use your own unique piece of fabric. Give it a press with an iron to set the ink. You can use the same piece of freezer paper over and over again.


I've embellished the photo with a little embroidery in the corners. Before embroidering, I ironed on some fabric stabiliser. When finished sewing the design, I placed the glass (that came with the frame) over the embroidered photo and traced around it. Then trimmed that fabric away. Next, I used some spray adhesive on the back of the fabric, and stuck it onto the glass. Then I just popped it into the frame and closed the metal tabs on the back. Voila! (This is a birthday present for my sister-in-law. She is the little girl in the photo. Hubby is the little boy.)

Cheerio,
Sandi x
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11 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Such a beautiful idea Sandi. It really makes the vintage photo even more special.

greenthumb said...

They look so great, good idea.

Sarah said...

I LOVE this Sandi - taking it to another level. Great stuff. Look really cool.

Sarah said...

I LOVE this Sandi - taking it to another level. Great stuff. Look really cool.

Ulla said...

So pretty, thenk you for the inspiration! I have a pile of trnasferred old photos waiting to be made into a wall hanging. So, maybe this year!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

what a great present! :D

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

This is fantastic Sandi...can I put this up as a tutorila on my blog please with a link back to you...Your sister in law I'm sure will love this!!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ack, need to find freezer paper....not sure what that is here :p

Sandrine said...

Ah well done! :-) xx

Guðrún said...

This is beautiful.

wayne shah said...

I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it.Thanks for sharing..
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