AUTOPLAY
Custom Fabric With Printmaking
12 steps
Let’s make custom fabric!
What you’ll need
Speedy Carve
Fabric
Ink Pad (optional)
Cutter/carver For Linoleum
Screen Printing Ink
Paper/image
Pencil
Brayer
Transfer your image first by outlining it with a lead pencil...
1. Transfer your image first by outlining it with a lead pencil...
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Then by rubbing it firmly on a piece of speedy cut—lift the side to ensure it is fully transferred.
2. Then by rubbing it firmly on a piece of speedy cut—lift the side to ensure it is fully transferred.
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Cut the image away from the larger piece. Always cut away from the body and keep your fingers safe!
3. Cut the image away from the larger piece. Always cut away from the body and keep your fingers safe!
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With your smallest tip move from the outside in to cut away the excess around your image.
4. With your smallest tip move from the outside in to cut away the excess around your image.
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Remember, you’re cutting away what you don’t want to show—leave what will make the printed image.
5. Remember, you’re cutting away what you don’t want to show—leave what will make the printed image.
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Work slowly to cut the inside pieces out.
6. Work slowly to cut the inside pieces out.
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I like to cover my design with my pencil to see what I need to cut away or smooth out.
7. I like to cover my design with my pencil to see what I need to cut away or smooth out.
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You can also do a test stamp with an ink pad. This is a very clear way to see what to adjust.
8. You can also do a test stamp with an ink pad. This is a very clear way to see what to adjust.
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Clean up edges and areas that you want to print differently. Repeat this until you’re satisfied.
9. Clean up edges and areas that you want to print differently. Repeat this until you’re satisfied.
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Roll a thin layer of screen printing ink. Press your cut in and make sure it’s well inked.
10. Roll a thin layer of screen printing ink. Press your cut in and make sure it’s well inked.
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Press firmly into your fabric. I used a ruler to make sure my pattern stayed evenly spaced.
11. Press firmly into your fabric. I used a ruler to make sure my pattern stayed evenly spaced.
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Let dry and run a warm iron over your fabric—it’s ready for you to use!
12. Let dry and run a warm iron over your fabric—it’s ready for you to use!
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