Some of our printing projects from the past. Clockwise, from top left:
Painted Sunprints from a post for Skip to My Lou.
And in the center, Balsa Wood Printing.
Another guest post for wedding week! Kate from Needle and Spatula screenprinted tote bags for her wedding, so she’s going to show you how she did it. Read below and then visit Kate’s blog for the full tutorial. She uses drawing fluid rather than burning a screen, so there’s less equipment needed and the process is a bit less daunting. There are some companies that will burn your digital image onto a screen as well, so you can explore that as an option as well.
Hi, I’m Kate from Needle and Spatula, where I blog about my craft projects, including sewing and quilting, knitting, and other various crafts, as well as about vegetarian cooking, gardening, and other fun stuff.
I just love creating and am inspired by beautiful fabrics, all the great work I see on other blogs, and the natural world. I have a number of sewing, knitting and crafts tutorials on my blog and I sell sewing patterns and handmade items in my Etsy shop.
I had lots of fun incorporating handmade elements into my wedding last year, and I am very excited to be sharing this tutorial for a screenprinted tote bag with you today! Click here for the full tutorial.
Here’s a simple leaf rubbing project that you can do with the kids. Find instructions in my post over at Alpha Mom.
Looking for some simple artwork for a sewing room? The kids and I made these quick and easy sun prints with photo-sensitive sun print paper.
Simply choose your favorite objects from the sewing room and arrange them on the paper indoors. Two-dimensional objects can be covered with a clear piece of plexiglass to hold them in place. Then move the paper and objects outdoors in direct sunlight for about two minutes, being careful not to bump around the objects. Rinse the paper and let it dry. That’s all there is to it.
Here we used scissors, eyelet trim, buttons, thread, safety pins and burlap and mounted them to a linen-covered board.
My five-year-old and I made these star prints using starfruit. We’re dipping everything in paint around here these days. I also think these starfruit prints would make nice starfish in shades of blue and light green and would be lovely on tea towels or other linens.
Check out the tutorial over at Alpha Mom.
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