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Print any image on to fabric.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1105 projects »
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  • How to use a printing techniques. Fabric Printing - Step 1
    Step 1

    It's best to work in a well ventilated area otherwise the fumes will get to you.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Fabric Printing - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tape the image face down on to the fabric.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Fabric Printing - Step 3
    Step 3

    Soak the brush with a little bit of turpentine and brush it on to a small section of the image. Rub down on the area with something hard (such as the end of a paint brush) for a few minutes.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Fabric Printing - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint more of the image with turpentine and repeat step 3 until you have covered the whole image.

  • How to use a printing techniques. Fabric Printing - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you have finished painting and rubbing the entire image take a peak under one of the corners. If the image is too faint repeat the previous steps until the print is dark enough.

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Hello Sweet Taco
Hello Sweet Taco · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 29 projects
This is really interesting! I will defiantly give this a go, I didn't even know it was possible, thanks :]
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Bella Trix
Bella Trix · Manchester, England, GB · 3 projects
can it be a colour image? Happy
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penny t.
penny t. · Athens, Attica, GR
can i do this and with other colours except black?will be succesful??
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xALTER--EGO
xALTER--EGO · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 4 projects
This is totally cool!! Is it washable? I've been wanting to print stuff on T-shirts as cheaply as possible, but I'd have to be able to wash them.
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Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
I tried it with nail polish remover, but i didn't work. should I try it with terpentine too?
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Helena
Helena · Roma, Queensland, AU
did you just print the image on A4 copy paper? or t-shirt transfer sheet?
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Sami
Sami
How would you do this with a comic that had words?
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tiffany says.}
tiffany says.} · 4 projects
i've been meaning to do some fabric printing for quite some time now except i didn't want to pay the $15 or so for the iron ons - i'm so happy i have an alternative!
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MIHO
MIHO · 28 projects
This is awesome, thanX for posting!

But I have a question: does it work for coloured images too?
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SweetHeart
SweetHeart
cccccccccccccooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllll im gonna make a cool bag rite now
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