Years ago I printed on fabric, and I’ve been wanting to do it again. I decided to put my new Canon printer to the test to see how it would do.
I chose a couple of great images from The Graphics Fairy.
Then, I ironed a piece of scrap drop cloth fabric, and grabbed some of my full page shipping labels.
I made a small slit in the fabric, and tore it so it would fit the 8.5x11 label. Then, I peeled off half of the backing and lined it up so it would be evenly spaced on the fabric, then I peeled of the other half of the backing. Tearing the fabric gets a straighter line then trying to cut it.
Here is the drop cloth attached to the full page label.
Be sure to put the label in the cassette with the fabric face down.
Look how cute this vintage reindeer turned out after I printed it on fabric!
To give the Santa some support and stiffness, I used another piece of label paper cut smaller on the back.
I printed one of my favorite wedding pictures of Jamie and Andy and mounted it on a scrap piece of wood with nail head tacks. I used a cloth to cushion the blow of the hammer.
Here it is displayed on a rustic easel I made. I like the edges frayed a little.
The possibilities are endless for printing on fabric. You could print documents such as wedding or birth certificates. If you like to sew, you could use a photo printed on a pillow.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.