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Printing on fabric…

 

We’ve spent the last year working on lots of remodel updates and this year I hope to focus on decorating the walls in my home. When creating photo collages, I really like incorporating a variety or art. A fun, easy, and inexpensive option for art is printing on fabric.

 

Print on Fabric Using Your Printer - ItsOverflowing

 

To print on fabric, you need a document to print, an 8×10 piece of fabric, spray adhesive, and an ink jet printer.

 

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I created artwork that shows off our family mantra using an online editing program called picmonkey…any software program would work, just set up the document to be 8×10 (or whichever size you’re wanting to frame).

 

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When the document is ready to go, use spray adhesive on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of computer paper and press an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of burlap. Once the fabric is adhered, trim any excess around the edges. (Cover your work area when using spray adhesive because you will have some over spray).

 

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Empty the paper holder from the printer and fill with your burlap lined paper. Press print and Viola! If you’d like to remove your paper backing you can, but I opt to leave it attached to the burlap, and simply open my frame back, and insert my new piece of art! I’m so excited to use this in my art collage in my front room. Bare walls are on the way out.

 

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I love that making a burlap framed quote adds texture to the room and is a fast and easy project with a big impact! Happy crafting and decorating!!!

 

Visit Aimee’s blog (here) for more fun projects.

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  1. Awesome blog and that burlap print looks great. Out of curiosity, what brand of digital color printer do you use? I print a lot on t-shirts and fabrics (haven’t tried burlap yet, but will now!) and use an OKI C711 with white toner for my textile printing (http://www.okidata.com/mkt/html/nf/ColorPrinters.php?sku=62439301 or just http://www.okidata.com). It’s great because you can print in white too, on a home printer (it can also be used for simple print jobs as well).

    Again, great blog and great idea!

  2. This is so cute!!

  3. Oh my gosh….LOVE this! Thanks! :)

  4. Love this idea, I had no clue you could print on fabric, where have I been…thanks for the tips and steps.

  5. You are totally welcome! Happy crafting! XO, Aimee – ItsOverflowing.com

  6. OM goodness, I am so happy to come across this. I saw a quilt pattern and was wondering how I could do this. :)

  7. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this topic here on your internet site.

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