printing on fabric : august’s pARTy

last friday’s printing pARTy was so much fun! i only wish i had more space… it was tough for 7 of us to find room to spread out our projects, and deal with plates of fabric paint. but it was still fun! we ate lots of cheese. we drank wine. and we printed lots and lots of flour sack towels, a few tote bags, a t-shirt, a clothespin bag, fabric for curtains, and managed not to make accidental designs on the clothing we were wearing.

lots of pictures after the jump!

we started by cutting stencils in acetate, vellum, and freezer paper. we used templates from lotta prints, circle punches, and drew freehand:

cutting stencils

once the stencils were cut, we applied the paint! we mixed acrylic-based fabric paints on old halloween paper plates, and used sponges and brushes to apply the paints onto the fabric:

applying paint

jenn printed circles on a tote bag:

jenn printing circles

anna worked on a garbage truck t-shirt for her son, using a freezer paper stencil:

anna working on her garbage truck

my sister used my circle blocks to print on fabric for curtains:

printing circles

jaime's curtains

using a hair dryer, we were able to dry the prints pretty quickly in between colors. here are some off the finished projects!

hosta print & circle towel by jaime:

jaime's towel

anna’s garbage truck t-shirt:

anna's garbage truck

towel by kathryn, using a stencil from lotta prints and one that i drew:

kathryn's towel

leaf print towel by jean:

jean's towel

anna’s book bag — she drew the book stencil herself (i love her green toenails):

anna's tote bag

jean added leaf prints to her clothespin bag:

jean's clothespins bag

anna’s leaf print towel:

anna's towel

kathryn’s tote bag, using a stencil i made and circles:

kathryn's tote

jean’s fish towel, using fish stencils i drew:

jean's fish towel

and me? i didn’t make much, due to wine consumption and helping everyone else. however, i did a ton of printing on saturday and will show what i worked on soon!

11 responses to “printing on fabric : august’s pARTy”

  1. Martha says:

    That looks like lots of fun!
    Great results as well! Thanks for sharing all the photos, that really tells the story. (Except I still find it hard to believe no wine spills on the dish towels!)

  2. Anna Y says:

    Wow, gee you had fun on Friday night. Lot’s of great things were printed… My Friday night included the wine consumption but not the fun (Olympics aren’t really). Though while fun was being had on your corner of the globe, I was fliting around on the grass with the muse and bottle of home made bubbles, balls and in CT’s mind BICKIES! :D S?? He was at the doctor.

  3. jenn says:

    looking back, i have lots of ideas now. Next time…

  4. Jackie says:

    Too fun Super Jen! Somehow, some way Melinda and I are going to make it to one of your pARTys!

  5. melinda says:

    yay wine consumption!
    looks like a fab time was had by all and such coolness that was created!
    you, my dear, you do inspire greatness!

  6. Anna says:

    Yeah! I had such a blast. You rock!!

    Oh, and I like my green toes too. I’m going to be very sad when I have to take the polish off.

  7. Jen says:

    I love the idea of printing with leaves – I am going to try it on a stash of teatowels I have yet to do anything with!

  8. apple cyder says:

    These posts especially make me wish I lived near you. Lucky, lucky friends you have!

  9. Leililaloo says:

    WOW, what a great night you all must of had. I wish i was there with you. Printing is something so awsome..

  10. kristin says:

    fun, fun, fun!!!

  11. janie says:

    Great results, I love the garbage truck.