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Howdy all,
I have posted on my blog about making Pinboards and printing fabric, but I have decided to put them together here.
Soo, the images are a little mismatched..but the techniques are there.

http://haveeweanywool.wordpress.com/

click above link for more ideas and prints ;)


Step 1:


YOU WILL NEED..

FOR THE NOTICE BOARD


AN OLD FRAME OR IDEALLY A CHEAP CANVAS
STAPLE GUN
RIBBON
PADDING/FOAM
YOUR PRINTED FABRIC OR AS IN PICTURE VINTAGE STYLE FABRIC
DECORATION..BUTTONS/BADGES/PEGS/BOWS...
SCISSORS
CUPPA TEA



Step 2:

YOU WILL NEED..


FOR THE PRINTED FABRIC..

DYLON IMAGE MAKER
( http://www.dylon.co.uk/product.php?alias=image-maker&products=product-info&alias-product=image-maker)
SOFT HAIR BRUSH
PHOTOCOPY OF IMAGE (IN REVERSE IF CONTAINS TEXT)
SPONGE

MUST BE A PHOTOCOPY AND NOT A PRINT OUT

Step 3: STEP 1

Coat your photocopy, image side up in dylon image maker
(detailed instructions on packaging)

tips..
 work quickly..an A3 size image should take approx 1minute to cover most of it as below, 
brush in several directions to "grip" the chemical and paper

Step 4: Step 2

Take a further minute to ......
take care with the edges, ensure they are fully coated, 
it will not matter if a little blobs out when you lay the print to the fabric

in the image you can see, I laid the image ontop of the fabric I was printing it on, so the excess didn't go to waste

old family photos work well too.

Step 5: Printing the Fabric

Your photocopy should look like below, opague

"bow" the photocopy IMAGE FACE DOWN onto stretched and taped down cotton fabric.

# TO BOW
Holding the paper at the edges, bend the paper so the middle hits the fabric
Lay it gently down
Using the side of your palm, work from the middle out to press the paper to the fabric
work out bubbles at this stage.

Directions say to leave for 4hours...
TRUST ME ..LEAVE OVERNIGHT!!!

Step 6: Printing the Fabric

After a nice sleep....

Dampen the back of the image with water and the sponge
work in circular motion from the middle out to remove the paper, the image will have transferred to the fabric at this stage...

note instructions on directions

nb... it will look done...ITS NOT!
when it drys, you'll see it probably needs a bit more removed, I dampen again, and use my fingers and a sponge gently at this point.

image below shows several image printed and dying with my laundry!!
note the gap between images for the sides of the notice boards.


Step 7: Notice Board Time

Line up backing/filler with the canvas as below

You can use a little masking tape to secure if you like.

Line these up with your fabric

Now you have a sandwich..
fabric face down on table
foam
and canvas/frame underside facing you.

Step 8:

Put a staple into the middle of each side, stretching as you go along.

Now that its generally secured,
pop it over and ensure its fully lined up., if it isn't , redo, dont try to fix

Tuck the edges over and secure into plac
, once you have worked around the frame to stretched the fabric taut.

Step 9: Ribbon and Decoration

Using accent colours, select buttons, ribbon etc that will suit the piece.

These are to be stitched/stapled into the fabric or frame so that they will hold things in place.

there are amazing tutorials out there on making bows etc..like this one to embellish you piece.
http://etsytreasuryteam.blogspot.com/2010/10/tutorial-how-to-make-lady-bug-bow.html

Step 10:

I often offset my ribbon to compliment the given image as below.
I also washed some acrylic paint over this image which works lovely in the little tears that sometimes occur
I stitched the little bows firmly in place here

nb, before you staple your ribbon...use some scrap wool/string and find a placement that suits
Using a ruler and a pencil mark it in place.
secure taut also

Step 11:

I love the fact you were able to use vintage photos and not have to use paper which would fall apart after several uses. I can't wait for canvases to be on sale at Michael's again! Thanks for the great tutuorial!
Thanks, Hope u try it out, <br>https://www.facebook.com/haveeweanywool.sir <br>check outy the facebook page for some more ideas, or if you need additional help, Im more contactable on it. Love to see pics of what you make. xx

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