Sunday, July 10, 2011

Oh my gosh!

Who knew you could print on fabric with just a regular printer?  I saw someone else’s post about this and I raced around getting what I needed to give it a shot!
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I bought this frame at an auction (Black and Gold Auctions to be exact!) a month or so ago…I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but this weekend I figured it out!
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This blue is a mix of all the partial blue paint containers I had in the garage.  I cleaned the garage some this weekend, so I was trying to get rid of half empty paint cans. 
I have been wanting to make a Live, Laugh, Love picture and thought the round frame would be perfect for that saying.  I simply took some left over drop cloth from this project and this project, taped it to a piece of printer paper, and cut off the excess cloth.  I opened a word document and figured out what I wanted to print, put my cloth on paper into the printer tray and hit the print button!! 
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I cannot believe it was that easy!  You can see the frame has been glazed and distressed a bit….
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I used spray adhesive to attach the printed cloth to the cardboard that I cut to fit the frame, smoothing the fabric onto the cardboard.
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Here it is hanging on my wall…more wall reveals later—I have been working on my living room lately.
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I love the way the from turned out and I still can’t believe I printed the words right onto the fabric!!
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My next project is going to involve this….
I am linking up to these great parties!

21 comments:

Jill said...

Ha! I'm glad there's someone else got as excited as I did when I discovered I could print direct onto fabric!! Isn't it just amazing - and opens up so many possiblities!

Love your frame!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Pink Princess said...

I saw a post about it as well (maybe it was the same lol) and LOVE the simplicity of it....whodathunk it could be SO easy right?? Love what you did, the frame shape is great ♥

Hugs from Marian

decoratinginsanity.com said...

Looks great. Would love if you shared it here:
http://decoratinginsanity.com/category/show-off-sundays/
xo,
monica

Foundinthe-ALI said...

cute!! I have a frame that looks like that but square. And I painted it a similar blue. :P Mine has a mirror in it tho.

I've heard about printing on fabric. I've never tried it tho. I think I will be doing this very soon :)

Ali
www.foundintheali.blogspot.com

screamingcat said...

when you say, printer paper, what kind of paper is that? the normal printer paper? or card stock?
I am tempted to try it myself.

Thanks for sharing!

Tauja @ Simply Mod Mom said...

Wow-this turned out great! I didn't know that you can print on fabric & will certainly try it soon! Thanks for sharing! I'm one of your newest followers!

Ginger said...

Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

very merry vintage style said...

Great tutorial. Love that you mixed all your paints for this project--way to recycle! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Johnnie said...

This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

Johnnie

Megan said...

I had no idea you could do that! Very cool and I love the frame!

Shawna said...

So cool and I LOVE that frame!!!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Nice frame. Love the detail. It turned out lovely. Didn't know you could print on fabric. Laser or inkjet?

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Are you kidding me?! It's that easy?!! Thank you so much for linking up!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Great transformation. It's amazing what some paint can do.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

cool technique!!!

Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

Venassa said...

I had no idea you could do that either! It looks great. That's my favorite saying.

Venassa said...

And by saying, I mean collection of words, since it's not really much of a 'saying' :p

Ricki said...

Wow, I had no idea that was even possible! It looks great!

Meg said...

Oooh, did you finish the other project! It looks wonderful! I want to try this printing-on-fabric thing, but I'm afraid I'll ruin our printer! I need to get brave and just try it for pete's sake! Love your frame, too...the round frames are my favorite!

Jenn Erickson said...

I love printing on fabric, and this is an absolutely wonderful application of that technique! Beautifully done! I'm featuring your post on my FB page. Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

Jenn

Jami said...

Hi Ellen!
Thanks for linking up your lovely frame at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! Isn't printing on fabric fun!?!
I'm trying to get caught up after finally getting my commenting issues resolved!
Have a great week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com