Friday, 12 September 2008


I've finally finished my first ever page for my first ever fabric art journal.

I'm doing a journal about Frida Kahlo's works, and quite pleased with the result. I intend to do each page in a different style. It will be 6" square.

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I haven't quite made my mind up on how i will do the edges, we'll see as we go along.

The fabric image was the only one that managed to work with the Freezer paper transfer method.

I'm still working on that one. Another one of those tutorials on the web, that seem so easy, but in reality isn't.
The technique states that you iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to cotton fabric, and voila, just pop it into your inkjet printer and it will print like normal paper.


first attempt, wouldn't go right through the printer, got stuck inside. so decided to attach freezerpaper/fabric to some thicker photo paper. Tried attaching it with masking tape, but that made it too thick to go through at first , but managed to get one picture from it. (The one on the journal page above)
So then attached it to the photo paper with double sided tape.

no way jose. still wouldn't go through.

So for my next attempt, i'm going to glue freezer paper to photo paper,with the shiny side of freezer paper on top, so i can still iron to fabric.

Fingers crossed this works.

Not sure how much more work i can do this week, as i'm really suffering with acute back pain. Finding it very difficult to walk and sit down. still ne mind aye, as they say in Yorkshire. lol

Edited on Sunday 14/9
The experiment with the freezer paper worked beautifully.
Will show the results and how it was done at a later date.


JafaBrit's Art said...

This is fantastic, and I love the idea of a fabric art journal.


You just got the book and already you are started! You put me to shame. At the same time, you inspire me - i was so inspired and interested in your etsy that i've started one also - BUT it's taking me even more time than my blog took me to get going!!! I dont know how you all travel in this cyber world and still have time to create.

Maureen said...

Margaret it is a 'wonderous piece' (just stole that from someone else)but really it's great - well done,funny tho I used the little seed stitches on my pic at the beginning of the week, I like it ,very effective.

Artyfax said...

great stuff but you must have a very forgiving printer.