Custom Fabric With Printmaking
Let’s make custom fabric!
Speedy Carve
Cutter/carver For Linoleum
Pencil
Screen Printing Ink
Speedy Carve
Cutter/carver For Linoleum
Pencil
Screen Printing Ink
Fabric
Brayer
Ink Pad (optional)
Paper/image
Transfer your image first by outlining it with a lead pencil...
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Then by rubbing it firmly on a piece of speedy cut—lift the side to ensure it is fully transferred.
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Cut the image away from the larger piece. Always cut away from the body and keep your fingers safe!
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With your smallest tip move from the outside in to cut away the excess around your image.
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Remember, you’re cutting away what you don’t want to show—leave what will make the printed image.
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Work slowly to cut the inside pieces out.
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I like to cover my design with my pencil to see what I need to cut away or smooth out.
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You can also do a test stamp with an ink pad. This is a very clear way to see what to adjust.
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Clean up edges and areas that you want to print differently. Repeat this until you’re satisfied.
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Roll a thin layer of screen printing ink. Press your cut in and make sure it’s well inked.
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Press firmly into your fabric. I used a ruler to make sure my pattern stayed evenly spaced.
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Let dry and run a warm iron over your fabric—it’s ready for you to use!
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