Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sun Printing on Fabric

Thought I'd share my little piece of sun printed fabric.
(I was just trying out some fabric paint to see if they worked).  There are specially produced paints for this; Pebeo Setacolor Soleil being one; but I'd read that you can use other paints.  The yellow I used is Dylon Fabric Paint and the green (though it looks more turquise here) is Colourcraft Opaques Fabric Paint.  If you've never done this before it's very simple.  Just wet your fabric (don't saturate it) then brush paint on.  Place a stencil, leaves/grass, cut out paper shapes, anything you like really that will create a pattern, on top and leave it in the sun till the fabric is dry, et voila!


Also sharing a card I've made for my friend.  I printed the greeting on the computer using the 'glow' facility in Word which adds a little glow round the letters, added a bit of distress ink to the centre of the card then stamped the owl with black ink.

12 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

fantastic colours and a little ray of sunshine, not that we are having any here today, luv the card and the saying is great I will have to use that one.
chris x

Annie said...

Just gorgeous. Only prob here would be the lack of sun to dry it :-)
Hugs,
A x

Twiglet said...

Lol - yes I am with Annie - if only we had some sunshine!! I love the little owly card. x Jo

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

We only had a bit of sun when I did the fabric, it was in and out, but enough to do the job :-)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello lovely Lou, hows you?

Gorgeous makes, love that little owl card.

hugs Heidi x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun love these they are super and just love that owl,so cute,hugs Cherylxxx

Kathleen said...

Well how on earth did you managed to get the sun, can you bring some for my tomatoe plants, please.
Looks really great though.
Super card, love the glow round the wording, see you Thursday.

Kath x

Lynette (NZ) said...

Very successful experiment - pretty colours. Must try that some day. Thanks for visiting me :-)

patcrafts said...

So that's what you were doing layed out on your sun lounger, waiting for your experiment to dry. Love the cute card especially as I like owls. xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This has been on my "want" list since forever (at least two years, and have never found any paint that will work. I've never even heard of the two you used. I really enjoyed this post because it gives me hope that there are other paints out there that might actually work with this process, since I have never seen the Pebeo around here. Of course, I'm sure you can get it on the internet, but I don't shop there. So, my interest has been renewed, thanks to you you, dear Anne.

Lynne said...

Hello Anne, found your blog while checking out the calendar art from Kathryn Cranes blog. I'm also a Scouser -in - Exile, -I'm in Norfolk (UK) and like you I love both paper and stitchy arts. Though my journalling is way behind your level, I suppose I'm more textiles....having said that....oh dear, you see my problem? When I'm doing one I feel I ought to be doing the other!

Anyway, enjoying what I've read and seen so far, will be doing the 'following' thingy ASAP. Bye for now!

JoZart said...

At last the sun worked it's magic. It sounds good fun!
I love the halo effect on the print... must look for it and have a try out.
Great ideas...love Jo x