Friday, March 11, 2011

Fabric tags; plus pic of Phillipa

I've made some fabric tags today; well they're not quite complete and they're not really tag-shaped!  Thought I'd tell you how to do them and indeed how to print other stuff onto fabric.  I coloured some calico with Koh-I-Noor waterbased dyes which are in a little palette like watercolour paints.  I got mine from Art Van Go.  I wet the fabric first then just 'painted' the dyes on.  When the fabric was dry I trimmed it so there were no loose threads then ironed it onto a piece of freezer paper; cut the freezer paper a little bit larger than the fabric.  The freezer paper enables it to be put through your printer - simples :-)  You need to iron the fabric onto the shiny side of the paper.  You'd think you'd be able to buy freezer paper in the supermarket!! but I've never seen any; if anybody knows of any supermarkets/food stores where it can be purchased, please let me know as I'm sure it would be cheaper than buying it from textile craft suppliers!  I believe you can buy it in supermarkets in the USA.  I'm going to glue the 'tags' onto tissue paper to stiffen them.  I printed some quotes onto the tags.  Now if you see the one attributed to Einstein you may think 'that's just not cricket'! but I think he was being jocular :-)




I've also received my saltdough dolly from the wonderfully talented Donna of Doings of Doone.  Her name is Phillipa, isn't she fabulous? I love her ;-)  This was for playing along with Pay It Forward  If you want to see how Donna makes these dolls check out the videos on her blog.

13 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Lou, fantastic tags, love the wording on them. Hope you are keeping well, have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi x

Doone said...

so glad she arrived in one piece, I always think quotes are so revealing of their author -

love your blog background

Dx

Kathleen said...

Love your tags Anne but it is all like an out of world experience to me. lol

Kath x

patcrafts said...

Love your tags, what a clever person you are, lovin all the quotes may have to pinch some of those for journaling.
Phillipa is gorgeous. xx

Cheryl said...

oh just love love your tags hun great wording on them too and also love that doll too,hugs cheryl xxxx

kayc said...

Such lovely tags. I cant wait for the postie to arrive. Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

Linby said...

these tags look great Anne, I love the colours you used. as for the technique - how do you come up with all these things!
Love your dolly from Donna.
Linbyx

JoZart said...

Those tags are great and I love the quotes. I have a wopping big roll of freezer paper I picked up for a couple of dollars whilst at CHA so you are welcome to share!
Philipa is simply gorgeous dahling and I am lucky to have one of her mates Klitty courtesy of Doone.
Will email you privately,
Hugs Jo x

Ann said...

Beautiful tags Anne, I love the colour, terrific technique & lovely quotes too xxx

Spyder said...

Fab post as always! and Doon's doll is brilliant, love it in a scarrrry way!! Thank you so mich for your 'birthday wishes' back to 'normal now!
(Lyn)

kayc said...

Hi Anne Thankyou so much for the beautiful handcrafted little box you sent me. And the felt embellishments too. Alot of work has gone into this. I hope you are well. Have a good week. Kathleen x

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the tags, the colours and the quotes, beautiful. xx

Gez said...

WOW! Enjoy Phillipa..how lovely she has come to you..it was meant to be! She is gorgeous :)
Love your tags Anne..I was only talking to She when we met up last Friday about working on calico..do you know if it's easy to find..let alone the freezer paper lol.. will keep my eyes peeled!