Topic: Decopatch & Decoupage
To print your own Bedding, you don’t need anything special!
- Your normal Block Printing Equipment: Large Foam Mat (several stuck together)/ Paint Tray & Sponges
- Fabric Paints
- Printing Blocks
- Bedding to print
- Masking Tape/ Newspaper
- Large Table to print on
For this project we upcycled an old set of White Cotton Bedding, Printed in our Fabric Paint Set: Blues using our Paisley & Borders Block Printing Set!
A printing project inspired by Traditional Indian Block Printed fabric, using a combination of printing blocks and designs to create an eye catching ethnic decorative & detailed design.
Printing Project Week 4: Lampshade Printing Tutorial. Our most popular workshop now available for you to take part in from the comfort of your own home, during our 2 part video tutorial we show you all the steps involved with printing & making your own Lampshade!
Printing Project Week 2: During this tutorial we show you step by step how to recreate and print our botanical cushion cover at home, talking you through the tips you need to know to get the perfect colour blend and layout! We print onto a Blue Cotton Cushion Cover, but the same design could be printed on any colour background, you just need to ensure you use the correct colour paints. For example if we were printing a grey cushion cover we would use Black & White Fabric Paint.
Materials you’ll need for this project:
- Printing Equipment: Foam Mat, Paint Tray, Sponges
- Cushion Cover & Insert
- Cow Parsley + small embellishment Block
- Fabric Paint, we use Midnight Blue & White SoSoft Paint
We sell a printing kit that includes everything we used in the video tutorial including the Cushion Cover all for just £35.00, scroll down for more details.
Click on the video above to learn how to print your own Botanical Cushion Cover
This printing project uses one of our most popular designs the ‘Large Botanical Cow Parsley’, have a look at what else we’ve printed using this gorgeous design…
The products used in the printing project are all listed below, materials can be purchased separately or in a kit!
4 Block Printing projects you can do from your kitchen table, suitable for all the family! Idea’s to inspire and encourage your creativity! Suitable for all ages, but aimed at Children & Teenagers. All projects adaptable to suit your style!
Showing you all the ways in which we have been using the ‘Beautiful Beetle’ Block Printing Set! Printing tips and advice to get the best results when using this set, pictures of what we’ve been making to inspire you!
A lovely Block Printing project using a new Moroccan Tile design to inspire you! Ideas to keep in mind for your next Block Printing session.
This month’s printing project is printing your own Tote Bags, they are so much fun to print for yourself, or make the perfect presents to print for friends & family! Especially since we now have to pay for plastic bags, why not print your own funky ones! I had so much fun printing samples for this Printing Project (as all our sample Tote Bags seem to have gone walk-about!) I just didn’t want to stop, I think all my friends will be getting hand printed Tote Bags this year for Christmas!
The fantastic thing about hand printing is you can personalise your creation with certain colours and designs to match who you will be giving it too, anyway you can’t really go wrong- who doesn’t love a handmade gift?
To print your own Tote Bags you will need:
Don’t forget to use Fabric Paint so your fabulous creation is washable! Normally our calico Tote Bags are £3.50 each, but you can now purchase 4 FOR £10 as a special offer for the next month! Head to our Block Printing Blanks page to see this offer & other materials we have available!
*MAKERS TOP TIP* – When you print a bag or anything double sided always put something in between the 2 layers so the paint doesn’t go through to the other side, when we block print tote bags we always put the foam matt inside the bag! *
We haven’t put together a video or a step by step guide as there really isn’t a right or wrong way to print Tote Bags, but check out all our photos below of what types of bags we have been printing.. Hopefully you feel inspired to print your own Tote Bags!
Printed using the Large Stylish Bird and a Small Star onto our new Large Gusset Tote Bag, using a whole range of bright Fabric paint colours! The Tote Bag looked a bit dull once we had finished printing the front and back of the bag, but the addition of the stars to the gusset and the handle just brings the whole bag to life!! By sponging the body of the bird one colour, and the tail the other we were able to make this bag so funky and colourful!
(Colours used Turquoise, Lavender, Red, Kiwi Green, Grass Green, Pink, Orange, Duck Egg Blue and Mustard)
Campervan Printed Tote Bag
Small Natural Calico Block Printed Tote Bag, using the ‘Mixed Set’ of Indian Printing blocks which is available for only £30.00 for 8 designs (we couldn’t quite fit all 8 designs on one side!) We think it looks really effective using a whole mixture of designs in rows, it might look really straight but it’s all done just by eye, once you have printed your first row it’s easy just to follow on!
Elephant Printed Bag
Here’s a few fabulous Tote Bag creations from various Block Printing Workshops …