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.
click above link for more ideas and prints ;)
YOU WILL NEED..
FOR THE NOTICE BOARD
AN OLD FRAME OR IDEALLY A CHEAP CANVAS
YOUR PRINTED FABRIC OR AS IN PICTURE VINTAGE STYLE FABRIC
YOU WILL NEED..
FOR THE PRINTED FABRIC..
DYLON IMAGE MAKER
SOFT HAIR BRUSH
PHOTOCOPY OF IMAGE (IN REVERSE IF CONTAINS TEXT)
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)
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
and canvas/frame underside facing you.
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.
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