Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Printing On Fabric; Card 1...

Several weeks back I bought the necessary supplies, but I finally got the gumption and inspiration to print an image out on material (Thank you, Lori) and I have to say, I'm not sure what I was nervous about; other than destroying my printer.  However, everything went off without a hitch.  I used the freezer paper technique.

The image I chose is another precious digital from...

And it's included in this set called
Romantic Valentine Collection II

Here is another Valentine collage that would also look beautiful printed on material or paper.
PLUS...This just in.....
There's a February SALE going on

 I adhered the material to a lightweight cardboard and then using a Spellbinder's heart dye to cut her out and mounted above the Spellbinder's Classic Frame.

 My very white flower from Prima that has been painted with olive green and light blue acrylic paint and then clear crackled.

Here's a goofy tutorial to show you how I made the word "love" above.
Supplies you'll need are:
1. Thick cardboard for piercing with needles
2.) Needles
3.)  Hot Glue Gun
4.) Sheet of printer paper
5.) Adhesive tape
6.) Newspaper
7.) Thin Wire
8.) Glossy Accents

I'm sure there is a much better way to do this, but here's how I improvised.

 Cover card board with printer paper so you can see the lines of the wire clearly

Space your needles out randomly for the basic word. This will give you the basis for your word, but other needles will be added as you go.
Here you can see that I've made the word love with wire.

Cut thin strips of newspaper about 1/4" thick.

 Slightly raise your word up off the cardboard and use the hot glue gun to "solder" the intersecting areas.

I started by taking a long piece of paper and tried to wrap, but I found it was much easier to cut small pieces and wrap a little at a time.  Use the adhesive tape for this part.

Finished covering in paper

 Covered the paper with clear crackle here.

The finished product above is then colored in olive green and baby blue acrylic paint as well. 
It's kind of "sloppy" but it's my first, so I hope this gets easier with each attempt.  Any suggestions if you know a way are more than welcome. :)

I've printed 4 other images on material, so I hope to have a few more next week to show you.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Hope this has given you some ideas to try.

Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Challenges I would love to enter this card into:
Anything Goes Challenge - 59; To The One I Love 
Die Cuttin' Divas - 50; Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday - Altered Project 
Creative Stamp Friends - 43; Old Fashioned or Antique 


Tracy said...

Now you got ambitious girl! A lot of work went in to that little four letter word. it looks great and so does the image you printed on the fabric. I've printed on sticky back canvas but not regular fabric. might have to give it a whirl. Gorgeous card Lisa! Hugs!
P.S. If I could write in twang I'd have put this comment into your native language. LOL

Heather "Hev" said...

Wow what an amazing creation :) The love feature is amazing :)

Thank you for the comment on my blog :) At least you noticed it was a frame and had the handmade bear lol!!

Appreciate the encouragement and I hope to join you more regularly on MIM

Hugs from Australia x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Q
Won-der-ful card.
I have printed many times on fabric, when I was patch-working, of course we did not make quilts with the Blocks as it would not last, but we made little pictures. Your tutorial was easy to follow and I am sure many will be trying this wire technique, I would be totally inept.
The cornucopia of elements and the placement on your cards make them very unique Lisa, I just enjoy looking at them so much.

Leanne said...

Oh my gosh Lisa - what a fabulous picture and a wonderful tutorial.

Gonna have to give that one a go!

Leanne xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh my goodness.. what a fabulous project .. printing on fabric?? i must try that .. and the wire word is Brilliant ... don't you just wish we lived nearer .. oh what fun the 2 LOvely Lisa's would have!
Lisa x

richardbreaks said...

Your creativity makes me want to chuck all my stuff out the window. You simply amaze me. That card would take me about a year to make, and coming up with that "LOVE" would NEVER happen in a billion years. You ROCK! LURVE THIS CARD!!!!!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Woww,,,Lisa , love it,,,,the colors are so bright,,,and all over the composition is really perfect,is very difficult to hear these wortds from myself,,,i am a crazy perfectionist,,,hahaha,,,very well done ,,,,,,I really love your flower and all over your creativity.

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, WOW!!! my friend, this is so interesting. I will have to try this. I have done that with the pins but on a small size to try and creative a word. What you did was so cool. Your card is truely outstanding, I love how you will try any thing to get the look that you want. Stunning job, just love what you have done.
Hugs, Patricia

Sandy said...

Lisa your card is out of this world beautiful!!!! You are one creative lady that can obviously change your style at will!!!!

anna christensen crafts said...

Lisa! Amazing fabric printing and your tutorial is inspirational. thank you so much for sharing. Anna xx

Creative Diva said...

You did a great job on your project. Thanks for the joining us at DCD.


Shelby said...

Now I'm the one bowing before your crafting greatness! I really am in awe of your creativity and how you see things! Love it


Lori said...

LOVE your card! Your printing turned out wonderful and creating the wire word... wow!

cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous,just love this to bits,bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs Cherylx

Margaret said...

Holy Vintage, Batwoman!! or should I say Mad Hatter :P
I am such a sucker for vintage Valentines anyway, but MATERIAL! I can imagine the depth and texture it gives to this beautiful image! Your tutorial was very easy to understand and follow, however, I got a headache just thinking about forming the letters and then covering them!! I do have to say I love your finished sentiment though! Maybe I'll just send you my list of words to be created and you can charge me to make them!!

I really need to go check out this site! The images are amazing!

BTW-Thanks for posting my candy and just so you know, the guitar rift was running through my head for the rest of the day!! THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

HAHA!! clever you! not just a pretty face hu! GREAT job hunny LOVE it xx

Unknown said...

Whoa, this is totally cool and love ;) how this turned out and that you took the time to show us how you did it. So cool and I love the direction you're going in these days.
Your mojo is definitely flowin' girlie so keep 'em coming and when I can get back to my crafty desk I hope to use alot of your brilliant ideas!

Marjorie said...

Wow Hun, Totally amazing..you are one special lady..wish I could come and rub shoulders with you, and some of your amazing idea's would rub off on me lol!!! Your flower is stunning and those butterfly wings really enhance the beautiful Love letters you created..Just love everything :) Stunning!!
Biggest hugs,

Stampindamour said...

Lisa - this is fabulous!!! You are so creative!!! xo

-pamela ;)

Cre8tiveVet said...

Stunning card! I just love all of the elements to your creation. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Michelle said...

A wonderful altered project for the TioT challenge this week. Stunning! Need to find out how you printed on fabric! Thanks for joining us
x Michelle