This new wide path printer will allow me to print images
13 x 19 inches
I am interested in printing onto fabric
Epson WorkForce 1100
My interest in this printer is the DuraBrite Inks
They are water resistant and fade resistant.
Which means, I can print directly on my own fabric.
I no longer need the commercial treated fabric sheets.
I can cut fabric to the size I need, and am not limited to the 8x11 fabric sheets.
This means freedom to print and create on fabric.
time to unpack it, set it up,
and let her stretch her legs...
I ironed 13 x 19 white fabric onto freezer paper
and made my first print:
This is our dog, Gunnr, printed on Fabric
He has a face that is just perfect for portrait work
I am making a 12 x 12 inch portrait
Neocolor II Water Soluble Crayons
are perfect for this technique.
I start with the lighter colors, then work my way to the darkest.
This is like coloring in a child's coloring book.
After all of the coloring is done, I use a brush to apply water to the fabric.
This brings out the vibrant pigments in the Neocolor II Crayons.
A hair dryer speeds up the drying process, and also helps inhibit too much color blending.
Gunnr 12 x 12 Portrait
This is now ready to be basted with batting and backing fabric.
Can't wait to get this under the needle...
I couldn't resist printing out a couple more images with the new printer:
The fabric sheets feed easily through this new printer.
I think it is a keeper.
CLICK HERE: to see My Quilts
CLICK HERE to view a Neocolor Tutorial
To print your image like a coloring page:
Import the image into Photo shop.
Using your filters: double click photocopy.
This will remove all of the color.
You now have a coloring page image to print out on fabric.
CLICK HERE to view Photoshop Elements Tutorial
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,