This sealer has a little more flexibility to it so it will hold up on the fabric. When the image has been placed in the correct place you can begin to iron over it.
The heat will allow the ink settle into the fabric.
How to transfer painting to fabric. Transfer to Fabric. This requires a computer and an InkJet or Bubble Jet printer. Rubbing the transfer onto fabric is just as straight forward and easy as it is to rub onto wood.
This transfer comes in 3 sheets that fit the size of the apron. Roll over it with the brayer once with even pressure. You can cut out a picture from a magazine or use your home laser-jet printer or go to the copy shop.
I also own a laser printer and ended up using a friends inkjet to print off the image. Simply place the sheet of carbon paper between your fabric and the design with the shiny side carbon facing the fabric. Adding color to photo transfers she shares a variety of options for adding color to your images to bring them to a whole new level.
If youre transferring photos to fabric toss the fabric with the transferred image into the dryer for 10-15 minutes once its done. Use a clothing iron to adhere the wax paper to the fabric and then decorate the fabric with paint and a sponge as shown in this monogram project. Print photos or artwork directly onto fabric.
Im not aware of any transfer paper on the market that works with a laser printer. It is at this stage that your image will be transfered from the paper on to the fabric so for the best results set your iron to the highest setting. Dry-toner printed image reversed if it has text.
I used the bottom 2 sheets and then cut one of the designs from the last sheet from the top. Papers for Light and Dark clothing can be found here. I can use the leftover transfers for another project.
Now that youve mastered the basics of image transfer to fabric paper canvas and more you are ready to explore the use of color. Solid linen cotton-blend or canvas fabric with no stretch. Now take a piece of paper towel and place it on top of the leaf.
Place wax paper over your printout to trace your design and then cut out the shapes with an X-Acto knife. I used Modge Podge for fabric. The fabric transfer paper I used can only be used with an inkjet printer.
Spray bottle with water. Then trace around your design using a stylus pen or pencilI prefer a stylus as there is little risk of marking the fabric if the point goes through the carbon paper. Inexpensive watercolor or gouache paints I prefer these in a tube because you can get really saturated colors by squeezing out paint rather than dipping your brush into trays A plate or flat surface you dont mind getting dirty youll be mixing your paints on.
If youre transferring pictures to wood seal it with a clear coat spray. Below you can see where the transfer has let go and adhered to the fabric the plastic has detached and lifted and looks milky and where the transfer is still adhered the font looks darker. In Leslies master class part II.
Get your Transfer Painted image and place it face down on to the fabric. Place the leaf paint side down onto the fabric being careful not to move it. Hopefully you can do the same if youre making a project.
Pour some paint into the tray and using the sponge roller evenly coat the underside of the leaf. Lastly I sealed my project. I did get the apron from the same company that makes the transfers.
Print photos or artwork onto Transfer paper with a computer an InkJet or Bubble Jet printer then iron or heat press the images onto fabric or clothing.