And I also love the new floral print trend that you see everywhere this summer.
Do you remember this post? Well, one of the questions I was asked repeatedly was if the paint was waterproof and after trying various sealers, I was not able to stop the paint from fading 🙁
I like the softness of the colour, but there were some areas where I needed more definition so I went back with a brush and painted right onto the fabric. I then ironed it by placing a blank piece of paper on top…
I was able to transfer the same image about three times onto different pieces of fabric. This pillow was a plain white pillow from IKEA. I emptied the batting inside, ironed my image on and refilled it. Talk about an easy IKEA hack 🙂
I experimented painting right onto the fabric and found that the ink is a lot brighter than when its transferred but it adhered to the fabric just as well. As a matter of fact, I made a little mistake and tried to scrub it off but to no avail (which is a good thing).
– Right click on picture and save onto your desktop
– Print and enlarge to desired size
– With Ink Effects, paint right onto picture
– Allow paint to dry for approx 30 minutes
note: if you are using a fabric that is more than 30% cotton, you must spray the Ink Effects base coat prior to transferring the image. Make sure you line your work surface with newspaper as it will leave a sticky residue. Allow to dry. If you are using synthetic fabric you can skip this step.
– Set iron to highest setting without steam.
– Place image paint side down onto fabric and place blank piece of paper over painted paper to protect your iron
– Keep iron moving and apply even pressure throughout
note: you can check the process of your transfer by lifting one corner of the paper. I found that the longer I ironed it the darker the transfer. But be careful not to over iron or the base coat can become discoloured and leave a yellowish tint. Like any new product, it is best to experiment.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great week!