A few months back I tried a new technique of photo transfer using a medium gel, I first tried it onto canvas and I was pleased with the results so thought I would try it on fabric and it came out okay. This technique does not create a perfect finish but I kind of like that, nothings perfect right!! It’s a simple technique which can easily be done by using a home printer, laser is better however I used an inkjet and it was fine. I finally got around to using the fabric photo transfer by making a simple Tote bag.
I got this Tote bag pattern from: http://www.purlbee.com/the-twenty-minute-tote/2010/5/7/mollys-sketchbook-the-twenty-minute-tote.html
Note; it is a 20 minute Tote bag but for me it took over an hour as I decided to frame the photo with the linen fabric and made my own handles.
To see the tutorial for the photo transfer on fabric please visit: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/how-to-transfer-a-photo-to-fabric.html
For the tutorial on photo transfer on canvas, please visit: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/make-your-own-canvas-portrait.html