Toilet Paper Roll Printing Tutorial
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I've been wanting to experiment with printing lately so when I saw this pin for creating DIY art using canvas and a toilet paper roll, I knew I had to try it on fabric!
This knitting bag is the final result of my first fabric printing project.
Making the fabric was so easy and fun! Here's what you need to do to create your own!
Gather supplies; fabric (I used linen but quilting cotton would work just fine too), fabric paint and an old toilet paper or paper towel roll. You'll also need something to put under your fabric so that your paint doesn't bleed onto your table. Newspaper or posterboard would work well.
Pour your paint into a flat dish or saucer so that you can easily and evenly coat the bottom of your TP roll. Now just start dipping and stamping in rows! I tried to keep things straight but I think a bit of wonkiness just adds more personality so I wasn't too precise.
Keep stamping until you've covered the length of fabric you need for your finished project. I stamped for about half a yard.
The next step is the hardest. Wait patiently while it dries :). Check the label of the paint you're using for drying times. Plan on waiting ~4 hours before working with the fabric and 3 days before washing it.
I made a very simple lined tote with my fabric. It's a nice size for books or knitting projects and I'm proud that I can say I printed it myself!
I'm now seeing all kinds of other household items that would be great for printing with. I'm excited to try more designs soon.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week.