Image Transfer onto Fabric

Image Transfer onto Fabric


Speaker 1: Now I’m going to demonstrate for
you how to actually do a inkAID transfer on to fabric. Really for selecting your fabric,
again, I recommend that you purchase a bleached muslin. Something that’s a very cotton, tight-weave
which is going to give you the best results. What we have here is we have the transparency
film that we coated and also the transparency film that you can buy directly from inkAID.
It actually is really nice when you get to see like the inkAID 1, it’s going to give
you a very clean picture, smooth image almost look like just like a photograph that comes
off the printer. Where the hand-coated is going to actually
give you brush strokes and it’s going to look more handcrafted from that perspective.
Very simple steps and easy items that you need to be able to produce this. You just
want to work with, again, we have our little cutting board here, some sort of base brayer
which allows you to add contact from the transfer to the fabric and then I just use a card … this,
again, allows you to put pressure down … some paper towels and a little water bottle.
To start the process, you just want to go ahead and dampen down your fabric. I like
to get it nice and coated but you can see here that some of the water is actually starting
to bubble up and that means that it’s just really, really wet in that area so I usually
just take a paper towel behind there … put this out of the way … wipe down my work
space, put the fabric back. You can either put a paper towel underneath
if you want but you just want to get it nice and damp without any water pooling. I dried
that up, I mean, I just put my paper towel underneath, dampen that down.
Once it’s nice and good damp, you can take your transparency. You want to make sure you
put the sticky side down and I just lay it down the corners like this and then with a
little bit of the brayer just even pressuring, you just want to smooth it over your fabric
so it’s nice in contact, nice contact. Nice even pressure, just going over your image.
Once you have the contact down, then you can go with the credit card and you can start
brayering it down, which means you really just put a lot of pressure in, move it over
the image. You want to give it time to allow the inkAID
to set in to the fabric. You want to let it set for a good two minutes or so and you’ll
start to see the texture which is wonderful. You’ll start to see the texture of the fabric
coming through which is really beautiful. If you get it too wet or if you push too hard,
you can have your ink actually start pooling which will mean that it will bleed out on
the edges. You just want to make sure that you have it damp, moist, and then just allow
it to have that contact and give it time to set up. You can see that some of it is coming
through here. Once you go to check it, you can just start
pulling back a little bit of of a corner from the transparency film and you can see here
that there’s still ink that’s actually up on the transparency so it just needs a little
more time that’s why you just let it set to cook.
While we let that sit, we’re going to just move right over and do the same thing with
the inkAID coated transparency. It’s the same process. You just want to dampen down your
fabric nice and even. Take your paper towel, dry up any of that excess water underneath.
Blot it up so it’s nice and even … also helps you smooth out any wrinkles if you have
any. Again, you just want to take your transparency
paper, reverse it so it’s sticky side down or ink side down. Using your brayer, you just
want to get good solid contact, roll it all down, get it nice and on there, making sure
you’re going both directions but even pressure because, again, too much water, your ink will
start pooling. You just want to make sure that you get nice contact and then just let
your card go over. Just really smooth that down.
We’re going to do the same process that we did with the other, just let it sit until
we can get an all nice and good contact … about two minutes and you can always just check
the corner to see how you’re doing. Here’s for our big reveal. This is what it’s
going to look like when we peel up the transfer film that we coated ourselves, so nice contact.
See how we have all of that really cool interrupted color, looks very vintage and it’s really
nice with the brush strokes here. Really adds a different dynamic, looks more like a painting.
Here is the reveal of the transfer with the inkAID transfer film or inkAID precoats this.
You can see much more finished product, very, very even but we’re still getting some of
that beautiful interruption. It just looks awesome. Image Transfer onto Fabric
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