With a website full of great images like The Graphics Fairy, there’s a world of possibilities on how to use them. However, there are really only a few basic techniques that you can use to get them onto your project – and almost all of them require a printer. How you use that printer can be varied in so many ways – and my personal favorite is printing on fabric. I often share projects here on how to use the prints, so I thought it was time to share my step by step method of printing directly onto fabric. (You can find the Vintage Bicycle Graphic HERE.)
There’s a billion and one tutorials out there – but I’ve been doing it this way for years. It gets great results every time, it’s quick & easy, and I always have what I need on hand. Win/win, eh?
- Muslin (or some other light, cotton fabric)
- Roll of Paper (or even newspaper, just something to protect your work surface.)
- Plus a computer & inkjet printer.
Then peel the paper off of the cardstock and you’re ready to craft up a storm! If you want the ink to be more permanent, then soak it in a vinegar bath for 5 mins then let it air dry – it sets the ink.
Now you can make pillows…. or flower pins…. or whatever you can dream up!
See ya next week for another Graphics Fairy DIY project! In the mean time, I’d love for you to visit me on my blog at The Shabby Creek Cottage.