30 Days

Spooky Goodies – Printing digital files on fabric

Hello all! I’m Diana Fisher, stopping by to share my Some Odd Girl project for the 30 Days of great stuff that Kristy has orchestrated for her birthday bash. I have to say that I am so excited to be a part of this! Not only do I think Kristy is the bees knees as a person and an artist, I’m also honored to share my birth date with her! Yep, we are birthday buddies!

For my project, I used two older Some Odd Girl digital stamps—ghostie and spooktacular. Of course, this project will work with any Some Odd Girl digital stamp.

I took the digital files and sized them in Photoshop to a 4″ x 6″ document and then floated the image in the center.

I then used freezer paper to get the fabric into the printer. It’s very easy. Just cut the freezer paper to the same 4″ x 6″ dimensions and also cut your fabric swatch. Iron the fabric to the freezer paper, glossy side backed to the fabric. You’ll notice that now your fabric is ready to be put into an ink jet printer.

Set the file to print, and vióla, your digital image will now be printed onto your fabric.

Play around with the opacity of the file as well as the type of fabric you use. For the goodie bag, I printed the artwork onto a thicker fabric with 100% black, making it pop more. I then made a little burlap bag, sewing the fabric artwork to the front.

For the card, I used a more opaque version of the digital file and a lighter weight fabric, too. Completely different look by experimenting with the weight of the fabric and the artwork.

I hope I’ve encouraged you to try something new. Of course, if you do make something, make sure to share your creation in the comments section so we can see what you made.

And thanks again to Kristy for inviting me to her 30 days of celebration! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEETS!!!

 

27 comments to “Spooky Goodies – Printing digital files on fabric”

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  1. I have often thought about this and wondered how to do it. Now all I need to do is find the english version of freezer paper and have a go myself!!!
    Thank you xxxx

  2. OO GREAT tip!!! I’ve been meaning to get freezer paper for a while but have no idea where to find it- supermarkets in NYC don’t carry it. LOVE that stamp- so cute! Great projects Diana! The burlap candy bag is adorable.

  3. No idea what the Australian version of freezer paper is here but I’ll be out looking tomorrow! Loved this idea so much I shared it with my friends on the Aust Make it Crafty Facebook group, thank you.

  4. Fabulous tutorial!! And those are some gorgeous burlap goodie bags!!! I would have never thought to use that material, especially for Halloween.
    Thanks!
    Jess M

  5. I knew there had to be a better reason to have freezer paper around than to wrap frozen fish and leftover meatloaf in! Love your little treat bag and the cute ghost.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Diana these are so so adorable! I SOOO want to try printing on fabric now! but I have to admit…I have no idea what freezer paper is….I am gonna have to look it up! 🙂

  7. These ARE SO FREAKING cute~I love them – thanks for the awesome tutorial too – I didn’t even know you could do this!!!
    Hugs,
    M

  8. What a cute little ghost, I have always prefered cute halloween over scary! Thanks for sharing the tut. I think creativity is endless (except when it comes to me, mine ended sometime when I was 3 or 4!) and your blogs help assist those who want to craft but lack it a bit more!

  9. This is such a fab idea 🙂
    I think we call it grease-proof paper here – it’s the sandwich wrap stuff that’s like thick tracing paper???

  10. First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kristy and Now Diana, may you both have a great day and wish you many more Happy birthdays.
    Diana, what a great project, I have never printed on fabric, did not know that you could, will definitely be trying. So nice of you to share your idea and do this on Kristy’s blog!!
    WE are the winners.
    Thanks for the information.
    Donna

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