by Sue Stover
1) Before you print onto your fabric sheet, run a test on paper to check for orientation and alignment of your image. You may also want to change your printer settings to get the most ink onto the fabric as possible up to the point of bleeding. This way you will get a more saturated image. Every printer is different so it is a good idea to test different settings.
2) Load one sheet of Jacquard Inkjet Silk or Cotton at a time and print your image. Make sure there are no loose threads.
3) Peel the fabric from the paper backing.
4) You can go ahead and attach your image to the apron now, or if you want to wash the image first, let dry for 24 hours. Hand wash with cool water and light soap.
5) Cut your image to the size you want. You may want to leave some extra on the edges to turn under.
6) Sew the inkjet cotton fabric with your image onto the apron. We used a zig zag stitch all around the edges.
7) Paint a border around the image, like we did in a simple triangle pattern with the Lumiere Pearlescent Blue.
8) Using the Textile Color Black we stamped the dog paw print randomly on the apron. The easiest way to apply the paint to the stamp is with a foam brush.
9) For the bone stamp,we cut the bone shape out of a pop up sponge. Get the sponge damp so that it pops up and wring out as much water as you can. The color we used for the bone was the Lumiere Metallic Bronze. You can apply the paint in the same way as before or lay some paint out in a paper plate and dab the sponge into it.
10) Heatset the paints by ironing with a dry iron on the cotton setting for 30 seconds.
Try these ideas in other craft projects such as making a t-shirt, album cover, or quilt square!