Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bird Print on Burlap

Hi all!
Another project to share with you.  I love the look of burlap and I love the look of printed fabric, therefore, I thought I would try printing on burlap using my computer printer.  I know, this isn't new...many of you have already tried this technique, but I had to give it a go.

I cut a piece of freezer paper the same size as a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 in. paper and ironed it to a piece of fabric.  I trimmed the burlap to the freezer paper, so it would go through my printer.  I found the image I wanted to use (which turned out to be a bird silhouette) and printed it onto my burlap.  (remove the freezer paper)  I then cut two mats to enhance the silhouette and made the frame out of mdf board.  I painted the frame with dark walnut, rubbed it with candle wax and then added a french grey blue top coat.  When dry, I used 220 grit sandpaper to remove some of the paint.  I then assembled the glass, mats and print inside the frame.  Another easy project.  I plan to hang it in my laundry room.
Just a anybody else having troubles uploading pictures to blogger?  I would have added step by step photos, but I keep getting error messages and can't seem to upload photos - very frustrating and very time consuming uploading just one photo!  If you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. That is super cute! Okay I didn't know that you could print on burlap so I learned something new today!

    Also, I'm your newest follower (#12!)

  2. I am visiting from All thingz related and this beautiful craft caught my eye I love it thank you for sharing this fun tutorial I will have to try it. I am loving all the burlap crafts lately.

  3. HI, Your bird print looks great. I've run everything but the kitchen sink through my printer but never thought of burlap. I've had problems with blogger, but it comes and goes. Some days I can upload from Picasa, somedays it takes a few trys. Sorry I'm no help. Thanks for the great idea. Penny

  4. I love burlap too! Can't wait to try this. I found this post at Funky Junk Interiors!

  5. So super cute! Reminds me of "Put a Bird on it" from Portlandia - go see Fingerprints on the Fridge for the funny comparison! Saw this at Finding Fabulous and I'd love it if you'd link up at my new Tuesday Time Out link party!


  6. Well, I can't believe I haven't found your site before! I am really enjoying all your ideas and tutorials.

    Did you use a laser printer or ink jet printer? I'm thinking this would only work on a laser, but who knows.

    Thanks for sharing.