Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Pictures on Fabric



For the past few days, I have been experimenting with fabric transfers, or rather, printing on fabric. The first thing I did was printing on fabric as suggested by an article in one of my favorite art magazines; Cloth, Paper and Scissors. You have to use card stock-cut the material a little bit smaller and use masking tape to tape it to the card stock so you can run it through the ink jet printer. The picture you see here with the lady is what I came up with. I pasted it to my journal and journaled on it.

Today, I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some transfer material-silk type. I transferred a pic of Frida Kahlo to it and used a fusing material to fuse it to the purse you see here. Then I basted around it with embroidery thread and glued some colored glass stones and placed a pin cross on it. The other side of the little evening bag has an iron on "F" in little rhinestones. I am very pleased with this. It really gets my mind going about all the things you can do with material and pictures/photos.

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