I have a post on the Echo Park blog today showing a couple of ideas using the fabulous Echo Park digital collections available at Jessica Sprague. I have showcased this idea before, but when I saw the Hello Summer Collection available in digital format I knew this would be the perfect collection to share it again!
Printed Fabric Technique
Did you ever see an idea on-line and think – it really can’t be that easy? When I saw this post I was inspired to try and print directly onto some plain fabric and it really works! Check out the pointers below..
- You can purchase these sheets and print onto them in any regular printer – however here in New Zealand they are imported and work out at about $6 per sheet. They DO work well – however for about 30cents a sheet I created my own version – read on!
- Inspired by this post here I took some full-page labels and some white calico cotton
- I stuck the label onto the cotton, smoothed out the creases and cut carefully around it
- I printed onto the page (fabric side up and using the rear tray) with just regular color print settings on my inkjet printer.
I imagine this would NOT work in a laser printer due to the adhesive on the label and heat involved.
I am not sure how color-fast this would be for washing – but for something like a decorative bag it works perfectly. I used the smaller square to make some fabric covered buttons too.
I hope you can use these ideas to get your imagination stirring and please post a comment with any questions.
I am linking up this post to these websites here.