Tuesday, 2 July 2013

PRINTING on FABRIC for card-making

Grasses stamp, printed onto Calico fabric with Brilliance inkpads - Thyme green & Coffee Bean.
 I have frayed the edge of the Calico and just attached with double-sided tape to a folded craft card.  Natural hemp has been tied to the card spine and 3 buttons have been made from Cream shrink plastic and edged with Brilliance inks to match the colour scheme.  NEW liquid pearl colours of Copper and Avocado add a little embellishment too.  
And on Silk.....

On Silk, wrapped around a square of board for a neat finish.
The same grasses, same ink -but different colourway! Thyme & Sky blue Brilliance inkpads.

Embossing on Silk!
The window in this 6 x 6" ivory card (cut to size by me!) allows you to see throught the silk-and apreciate how delicate it is.   The inside has been tidied by adding another window card (same size) over the raw edges of the silk piece.
I have printed with Versafine (Onyx Black) & then poured Crystal embossing powder over it.  Tap away excess powder & HEAT GENTLY & quickly!   Silk will burn if you are not careful -so keep an eye on it & move heat away as quickly as you can.  I have used Brilliance inkpads(Lavender & Thyme) to colour, by dabbing the inkpad onto an acryic block and picking up colour with a paintbrush and water.  The embossed outline acts as a gutter to contain the ink on the silk fabric.  I used the same stamp -Phlox (£6 with a birthday greeting at Japonica) to create a background pattern on the ivory card.

 I have used the same method of embossing on the muslin fabric - (Top tip - Muslin is not so delicate as silk). I have echoed the stitching around the purple layer card edge and added Hydrangea Liquid pearls to dots and corners.

On naural muslin fabric

Close up on the Muslin embossed image (Pram stamp -£4.05 at Japonica)

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