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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Printing by hand at Cushion & Cake

I was really excited about Sunday's crafternoon. I'd prepared a session on print where the crafternooners would create their own tote bags, hand printed having cut their own stencil.
I printed out lots of silhouettes from the internet, birds, foliage and flowers for the crafternooners to choose from. We were using freezer paper to get a really good result. Freezer paper is great! You can cut it just like paper and temporarily adhere it to fabric using a dry, hot iron. Being able to iron on the stencil reduces the chance of bleed onto the fabric giving a really neat finish.
Using a stickle brush to apply the paint makes sure you don't over coat in fabric paint, thin coats as always work best.
Then it's time to gently peel off the stencil to reveal your artwork! Fixing the fabric paint with a dry, hot iron makes it permanent and ready to withstand any Scottish rain shower!
Their bags look really great. Everyone had done something different and were really proud of what they'd created.

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