My recent entry for this week's Melange Team challenge using the word prompt, "Mother". This is a repro of a vintage photo of my Mom's Mom, my Granny Alma. It's a bookmark for my Mom (an avid reader). She'll be getting it late, but my sister Mary has CMA because she bought pots of hanging geraniums for Mom's front porch from both of us!
I've been chomping at the bit to try to print on fabric with the HP workhorse we have; had to research all the methods of image transfer and there are bunches. I waited until hubby fell asleep one night 'cause I was really worried the fabric, which I tacked to regular copy paper with repositional spray adhesive, was going to get stuck in the printer and gum it up. And with him fast asleep I was not only assured of actual commencement, but had copious time to recover any mess without Robbie freaking. One cannot buy this HP printer anymore and he lovvvvvves it, so this experiment ranked right up there with jumping out of a plane with no backup ripcord!
The first time, the fabric bunched at the top and screwed up the image, so back to the garage for the spray tack. Second time worked perfect!! Stamped *alma* with staz-on ink, sprayed a little acrylic to set the printer ink (it will run if wet, you can see a little boo above the "l") and added a touch of hand sewn embroidery (whew, been a long time since I've picked up that needle and out of practice!)
So now I've opened up another new door for my mixed media experiments! I'm still nervous about using THAT printer, but what's an artist to do?! :-)