Well, some progress has been made on another experiment using transfer paper to print a small watercolour piece onto fabric after scanning it. The finish is garbage; very plasticky and shiny but I managed to knock it back to passable with very gentle circular movements with a carborundum stone(before you ask – Here in the UK we use this to sharpen knives and scissors, it s quite fine).
Anyway, Now onto the stitching stage and adding beading. too(what a surprise :} I like the way the sheen of the treated fabric accentuates the quilting. Also combining machine free-style embroidery with hand stitch, too. Adds more dimension to the horrible, flat surface.
When finish this, I plant to get my hands on some Bubble jet set 2000 I hear it doesn’t interfere with the handle of the fabric but some printers have had trouble with the inks bleeding – Any info on the product and what Printer you use would be really helpful!
See below for the w.i.p.
I like the way this is turning and the sheen is an advantage after all!
O.K So this is where I’m up to and will post when I make more progress!
Hope you all have a productive Week-end 🙂