We did two courses, one on Indian Style Printing (more of which in a later post, the other on making fabric tag books.
We learnt how to use our printers to print onto fabric, tissue paper, transfer paper and how to print words out on to fairly narrow tape.
The secret of all this is a repositionable glue spray, we used 505, but I am sure that any brand will work, and being careful to keep your leading edge well stuck down.
We spent most of the morning, finding and printing backgrounds. Angie has a stand alone printer, but any flat feed printer should work. I have a Canon406 and it works perfectly. We also cut out several tags in a backing fabric, felt, pelmet vilene or anything of that kind.
When you have a background you like, either found on the computer, a made collage, or even stamped, you can get you fabric ready. You need to spray a piece of normal copy paper with the glue spray, and attach your fabric, smoothing it out well. Make sure that there are no overhangs and then print. Remove from the backing paper, which can then be re-used several times. If you want to print onto tissue it is better to use a backing paper that has been used several times, so that it has a few bits of fluff on it!
We then used Bondaweb to attach the fabric to our tags. Some of my tags have been painted with Gesso , but I didn’t so this with all of them. I used stitching and embellishments as needed to finish my tags of. I used 11mm eyelets (made by Prym) to finish the tags off , and put them onto a 2” book ring.
I had several small pieces of fabric left so pinching the idea from Adrienne I also made a baby tag book.
This was fun to do, and I shall run a swap along similar lines soon.