I saw some roses painted on burlap and I thought it was very pretty. I cannot paint - but I can print - so I thought I would try printing an image of a rose on burlap.
Black is definitely the best color to print with if you want to see the image clearly on burlap. I printed the smaller letters in black and the larger letters in dark gray. I had to go over the gray with a black sharpie because it could not be read very well. I think the flowers turned out very well as a subtle background, and gave the exact feel that I wanted for my Mothers Day mantel board. I used the image from The Graphics Fairy blog called French Roses Postcard.
Check out my post with my first printing on burlap project HERE.
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Hello....I enjoyed reading your printing on burlap post as I have tried to print on burlap using those same instructions you used. Alas, I managed to get the burlap into a "burlap jam" on two different Hewlett Packard printers. I was wondering what brand of printer you use? Yours came out so beautifully!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Jackie - sorry you have had trouble. Mine is HP as well - an all in one printer/scanner/copier. Is the freezer paper coming apart from the burlap to make it jam? What brand of freezer paper is it? Let's figure this out!!!Delete
That looks so great! I have been wanting to try printing on burlap, so this was very inspiring.ReplyDelete
This is adorable! I would love to try printing on burlap and fabric, but I worry I would ruin our printer... :)ReplyDelete
This is so cool! I would have never thought of this! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh I LOVE these! The soft roses with the darker sentiment is just the right combination! So very, very pretty!!!!!ReplyDelete
PS Thanks for the links that led to the tutorial -- I so want to try this!ReplyDelete
This is SUCH a wonderful idea and this project came out so beautifull!! I just found your blog and I LOVE it!!! I was just wondering...couldn't you use the freezer paper to print on other fabric besides burlap also? Have you tried any other fabric?ReplyDelete
I did try it on a friends printer - and it would not take it. Her printer was a more expensive printer so I am not sure if it was because of that. The fabric was drop cloth. When adhered the the drop cloth to a piece of paper it worked but her printer was still fussy. I should try it on my printer to see. Iron on is definitely handy :)Delete