How to print on fabric

Péťa  ·  23.10.2020  ·  3 minutes of reading

This fall has really gotten under my skin. I wanted to sew a few themed cushions, but despite my huge supply of fabrics, I didn't find any that were suitable for this project. Coincidentally, a few days ago, I discovered an old box full of arts & crafts supplies, which I thought I had thrown away a long time ago. Among other things, there was also a set of textile colors, so I decided to make the perfect autumn fabric myself...

First, I drew a few leaves on plain paper. These drawings will serve as stamp templates.

Tiska na látku - Návrhy na papíře
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - STAMP DESIGN

When I was happy with my leaves, I cut them out so I could transfer them to craft foam sheets.

Tiska na látku - Papírové šablony
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - PAPER TEMPLATES

I traced the leaves so I could cut them out of the craft foam.

Tiska na látku - Překreslené návrhy listů na pěnovce
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - TRACED LEAVES

With a small sharp knife, I added a few veins to all leaves to make them look more realistic.

Tiska na látku - Vystřižené šablony z moosgummy
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - CRAFT FOAM LEAVES

I glued craft foam leaves to pieces of cardboard.

Tiska na látku - Listy nalepené na kartonu
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - LEAVES GLUED TO CARDBOARD

I added "handles" to the stamps to make them easier to work with.

Tiska na látku - Kartonové štočky s držátky
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - CARDBOARD & CRAFT FOAM STAMPS

And now all you have to do is apply paint (textile color) to the bottom of the stamp and do a test print.

Tiska na látku - Nanesená barva na razítku
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - PAINT ON A STAMP

The first leaf was a success, so I started stamping for real.

Tiska na látku - Zkouška tisku na kousku látky
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - TEST

I sparsely covered the entire area with the first stamp, so that I didn't have to constantly switch colors and stamps.

Tiska na látku - Tisk prvního listu
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - FIRST LEAF

Then I did the same with the second stamp and a different color.

Tiska na látku - Tisk druhého listu
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - SECOND LEAF

And then the same with the third stamp.

Tiska na látku - Tisk třetího listu
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - THIRD LEAF

The fabric didn't seem autumny enough, so I added more pronounced colors.

Tiska na látku - Tisk všech listů míchanou barvou
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - MORE COLORS

When I was satisfied, I let the fabric dry for about an hour and then ironed it thoroughly. (Be sure to read the instructions for use of textile colors you decided to use...)

Tiska na látku - Hotová potištěná metráž
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - FINISHED PRINT

I finally had the perfect fabric for my autumn cushions so I could start sewing. And here is the result: :) Enjoy autumn!

Tiska na látku - Hotové polštářky
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - FINISHED CUSHIONS
Tiska na látku - Hotové polštářky
HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC - FINISHED CUSHIONS

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