Printing on Tissue Paper

Posted by LindaM | December 15, 2011

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I’m taking a break during December, but please enjoy some of my previously published articles and tutorials.

Image Transfer

One of my favorite techniques is image transfer. Mostly I like to transfer images directly to fabric using various methods, however sometimes I also like to transfer images to “fabric paper”. “Fabric paper” can be made using many different methods, but it’s main features are that you can create unusual texture and of course, you can sew on it.

Making “fabric paper” using plain old tissue paper is one of my favorite types of “fabric paper”. I like the texture and the softness and it’s simple to do.

This video demonstrates a method of transferring an image to tissue paper and then turning it into “fabric paper” to make a focus design for an art quilt.

Enjoy and Sew Creative!

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  1. Thanks so much for the video. My daughter takes beautiful pictures of nature. She took some very similar to the one you used here. I have been wanting to transfer her pictures to fabric art and tissue paper is one of my favorite things to use. I can’t wait to try this method.

    • This is one of my favorite techniques; I hope you have success with it :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing that video with us….I look forward to your emails and visiting your site all the time. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

    • Thanks Val, Merry Christmas to you also :)

  3. can you wash this type of print?

    • No, it’s paper so it would disintegrate.

  4. After having signed up for your Creative Explorer’s Club I’m eager to get to January 1st. But because time won’t be hurried out of it’s course no matter how we squirm, push, or sulk….I’ve decided to acquaint myself with some of the techniques you’ve already posted on your general web site. This technique for creating some tissue fabric will be perfect for several of my manipulated photographs and digital paintings!! A short and sweet video with SO many possibilies packed into it!

    Between it and the printed Shrinky Dink material I should have plenty of mini-projects to sandwich in with my quilting to get me to January 1st.

    Merry Christmas to all my fellow Explorers, I await our adventures together with hope and joy!

    • Thanks Deb and enjoy exploring. The journey always begins at any time we choose. Merry Christmas :)

  5. Enjoyed your video, raining here in Queensland and I am about to try it. Will keep you posted. Cheers


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