Monday, April 16, 2012

"You are my Sunshine"

Here is a really easy way to do a transfer onto fabric.  Guess where you do it?  Right through your inkjet printer, who would have guessed you can put fabric through your inkjet printer.  I never did!!!  I first saw this technique (If you really want to call it that) on the blog "Under the Table and Dreaming".  I had to try it out.  so this is how it goes...

You will need cardstock paper, thin fabric, spray adhesive ( I used what I had on hand from Joanne's-Tacky Spray)  and something to transfer.  I used the "You are My Sunshine" graphic that was used on "Under the Table and dreaming" blog.

1. Cut your very thin fabric to the size of the cardstock.  Mine was 81/2 x 11.
2. Spray the cardstock (In a ventaliated area) with the tacky spray.  I just went along with the directions        on the can.
3. Place the fabric carefully on the cardstock.
4. pull up your graphic on your printer and select "Print".  I did a test print on regular printer paper just to make sure the graphic would print correctly.
Make sure the fabric is placed in your printer the correct side up so it will actually print on the fabric.
*Note: You don't have the reverse the print doing it this way!
5. Voila, it should be perfect, now you can frame it.
6. I used an inexpensive black frame from Ikea.

I have included the graphic as a jpeg for you to use (courtesy of "under the Table and Dreaming")

I hope you all give this a try.  It's fun and easy peasy!

Linking up with:
                         Between Naps on the Porch
                         Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
                         Savvy Southern Style
                         The Shabby Nest
                          Funky Junk Interiors
                         Tatertots & Jello


  1. I had to hop over from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia when I saw your post. I sang this song to my son every night when he was a boy and we still love it to pieces. I have been thinking about making a subway sign with this one it. Inspiring! highpointcircle.blogspot

  2. Great idea and you explained so well!!! I want to print on fabric to make pillows! THANKS!!!

  3. I'm stopping by from Savvy Southern Style. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower.

  4. I found you on Savvy Southern Style and I had to comment because I did a "You are my Sunshine" this week, too! I love it! :)

  5. Had to stop by again and return the "follow" you gave me. Thank you and hope to see many more wonderful posts from you in the near-future!

  6. Very cute and genuine idea!! Love it!

  7. My Dad used to sing this song.
    He died last November.
    It was a fond remembrance.

    barbara jean


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