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Use Freezer Paper and A Printer to Make Frame-able Art (and a reusable printable stamp)

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In this instructable you will learn how to use freezer paper and an injet printer to make stamped inked art on fabric. This technique works particularly well with typography and looks great in matted frames. I found this particular print on Etsy. I inquired of the artist if she had any more available and when she said no I decided to make my own. I used photoshop to create the image but you can use any image or word-processing software you are comfortable with.

Brief overview: We are going to glue to piece of freezer paper to an normal sheet of paper, trim it to size, then run it through the printer so the image prints on the plastic side of the freezer paper. We will use the "mirror" setting on the printer so that when we set the plastic side of the paper down on the canvas it "stamps" the image on the fabric. The freezer paper can then be wiped off and reused several times.

Materials needed:

newspaper, or something to protect your work surface from the spray adhesive
Freezer Paper
8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
spray adhesive
scissors or an exacto knife, straightedge, and cutting mat
computer and printer
canvassy fabric
black india ink (or any type of permanent ink. I found it necessary to go over my "stamped" image once the printer ink had soaked into the canvas.)

 
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AngryRedhead7 months ago

Cool technique!

And of course, very cool choice of print! :D

Gueritala10 (author)  AngryRedhead7 months ago

Thanks! Glad you like it!

audreyobscura7 months ago

Such a cool way to make prints! Thanks for sharing!

Gueritala10 (author)  audreyobscura7 months ago

Thanks for your feedback, glad you like the instructable!

mbecks7 months ago
Goo old crow medicine show song to.
Gueritala10 (author)  mbecks7 months ago

Thanks! I made this for my husband for Christmas because he likes the song as well.

mbecks7 months ago
Good