Asked on Jul 5, 2013

Transferring and painting on fabric



I want to transfer some of your vintage french illustrations on to fabric. However, to save ink and to color in the transfer, I would like to know if there is a way just to get the outline, something like found in a child's coloring book. Is this a ridiculous idea?
2 answers
  • Z
    on Jul 9, 2013

    @Gena, are you wanting @Karen - The Graphics Fairy?

  • Valerie
    on Jul 9, 2013

    I found this method on the website Quilting Daily. It uses Citrasolv Natural cleaner and degreaser. Print an image onto plain copy paper using a laser or toner based copy machine. Cut the copy paper around the image, and place the paper face down onto the fabric you have chosen. Dab a small amount of Citrasolv onto a foam brush. Apply the Citrasolv to the back of the copy paper, holding the paper tightly or taping the paper down to prevent it from shifting. The Citrasolv will immediately saturate the paper, and the image will appear on the fabric. Only a very small amount of Citrasolv is needed - just enough to moisten the paper but not to saturate it. Burnish the back of the paper with a bone folder or back of a spoon to transfer the image. Be sure to work on a smooth surface to ensure a crisp transfer. Remove and discard the paper, and allow the fabric to dry before using it.

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