Monday, 1 July 2013

Exciting experiments.. image transfer

I love combining words and pictures!  So far my experiments have involved adding words into the felt with fibre, writing with pencil thin strands.. and embroidery, I've embroidered by hand or machine directly into the finished felt and had a go at machine embroidering words onto water soluble paper and felting them in.  They all work well and give their own character.. but for ages I've been longing to incorporate TEXT - that looks like actual pages.  And I finally found a way :)

Bubble Jet Set - applied to silk, then the silk gets ironed onto freezer paper and you can print right onto it with a normal inkjet printer.. then rinse with the BJ Rinse solution.  I brought my Bubblejet Set & Rinse at Barnyards

For my first baby steps with this product I did an A4 sheet of silk chiffon and another with silk habotai.

Silk treated with Bubble Jet Set, dried and ironed onto freezer paper.
Just need to trim it and its ready for printing on.
Peeling the silk off the freezer paper
Printed and ready to go :)
Next post I'll show you what I did with the chiffon


Abigail Thomas said...

ooooo exciting! I've used printable cotton before for stitching projects, but this sounds very exiting; will be waiting impatiently to see how this turns out when you felt it in.

Ali said...

OOh that looks exciting! Opens up a whole new realm of possibilities! I've recently been to an exhibition where someone's diary entries were printed onto silky material, cut into strips to tie onto a net as part of an installation...
Looking forward to seeing how you use your new skill!
Ali x

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! This is brilliant....and now you make me wait?!?! I cannot WAIT to see what you did with this.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Cool! I'm always wanting to put words to fibre and this looks like one of the quicker ways to do it...can't wait to see whats next!

Zenitude said...

Oh! I look forward to seeing what you created with the printed silk!

Coloursplashes said...

I also love page like letters in my work. I bet you had a great time creating with your stamped fabric! Brilliant! Thumbs up!

Unknown said...

Muszę się dokładniej wczytać , ale na zdjęciach wygląda dość ciekawie Twój eksperyment.

Virginia said...

Oooh! Looking forward to hearing how it goes! I can imaging it working as a fluted edge on a Nuno scarf too...

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks folks :)

Ali, I'd been thinking old journal entries and letters would be lovely to transfer and use.. shame I don't have any :)

:D Kelly, I'm going to tell you right now.. new post coming up!

Kerry, I'm not sure I'd say it was a quick way of doing it.. it does eat up the time, I spent a few hours preparing just 5 A4 sheets (mind you some of that time was deciding on what to print on a couple.. the others are blank for now :)

Virginia, it would be lovely, but you can only print onto whatever sized paper can go through your printer though so you'd probably have to use several seperate sheets.