Thursday, March 10, 2011

Postage Fabric Adventures

Sorry... I've been distracted again.  It started when I checked a blog that I really should check more often.  Cathe Holden has some really great projects, and is very sharing with ideas and downloads.  Like this Cigar Box Doll Bed.  That is the cutest thing I've ever seen.  And she provides free downloads of the postage stamps to make your own little bed quilt. 

I downloaded the stamps from her blog and printed a couple of them on Jacquard's inkjet cotton sheet.  I'd forgotten that sometimes colors fade when you print on fabric. 

Then I remembered I had some of Golden's Digital Ground, which I know others have had success with.  So I painted a fabric sheet with it as directed, and waited for it to dry.  While I was waiting, I tried covering the first fabric sheet with Golden's Acrylic Glazing Liquid.  I was pretty proud of myself that it did indeed brighten the colors.  On this photo, the top two rows (lighter) are without the glaze and everything below it has glaze on it.

The next day, I printed postage on the fabric I has put the Digital Ground on.  Wow.  I could not believe how well it worked.  The colors really were brighter and the images sharper.  I was really impressed with the results.  (PS, I do Not work for Golden's, just happy that a product does what it is supposed to!)

Since I don't have a cigar box bed to make a quilt for, I used some of my new fabric to make a journal pocket.


Cathe Holden said...

Thanks so much for sharing my project and stamps- but especially for turning me onto that Digital Ground! I'd never heard of it! Awesome use of stamps in your journal as a pocket!!

SarahS said...

brilliant! love it!

gaye said...

LOVE!LOVE!LOVE! How fun. The stamps look great in your journal. I wish you would quit distracting me from my task at hand. :-) And Digital Ground IS fabulous stuff.