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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    I've used wood and lino blocks to print on fabric, along with rubber stamps, bobbins, nuts (the metal kind, though walnuts might look kinda cool...hhmmmmm ), onions, and other miscellaneous "stuff". Are you having trouble?

    This is a great place for ideas, btw.
    http://suebleiweiss.com/freeprojects/stamping.pdf
    Sue's website is a gold mine of information.
    http://www.suebleiweiss.com/home.html
    Thanks ghostrider! I'll check out those links. I'm not having trouble... just trying to decide where to start. I have some fabric dyes and my paint sample pack may come in the mail today. Now I just have to find a little free time and a piece of fabric I want to print on.
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    good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Try printing with an ear of corn.
    Love this idea and am going to go to town with it as soon as there is some corn again. We are in winter but you've expanded my brain one more time. I always scrounge stuff to stamp and use for designs but hadn't thought of corn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    I have used the base of a celery bunch, a sliced orange and lemon.
    Liked that link she is a very clever girl.

    Trying some celery bases, that sounds fun. I had some good luck with a one day dried out cut onion. The rings were uneven and slightly bumpy, ditto letting my lemon dry a bit before printing with it.

    Am also loving just smearing several colors of paint on the fabric and then over brushing and then stamping.

    Ah I love playing!!!!
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    Star fruit works well for printing, too. Let the surface dry a bit beforehand though.



    And onions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Star fruit works well for printing, too. Let the surface dry a bit beforehand though.



    And onions.
    Right... I forgot to mention that I let the celery, orange slice and lemon slice dry for a day first. Love your star fruit and onion.

    Watched segment 902 of Quilting Arts on TV yesterday and the gal was using the Rit Color Remover on fabric but she was sprinkling it on also to give an unusual effect. I have been to 3 stores and cannot locate that product. Have to try Michael's one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Right... I forgot to mention that I let the celery, orange slice and lemon slice dry for a day first. Love your star fruit and onion.

    Watched segment 902 of Quilting Arts on TV yesterday and the gal was using the Rit Color Remover on fabric but she was sprinkling it on also to give an unusual effect. I have been to 3 stores and cannot locate that product. Have to try Michael's one of these days.
    Linda,

    Thanks for the tip on letting the fruits and veggies dry for a day before printing.

    I wanted to let you know that our Walmart carries the Rit Color Remover in the laundry section.
    Last edited by azwendyg; 08-12-2012 at 04:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    Linda,

    Thanks for the tip on letting the fruits and veggies dry for a day before printing.

    I wanted to let you know that our Walmart carries the Rit Color Remover in the laundry section.
    Thanks Wendy, I will look next time I go to Walmart. My Walmart hasn't carried several things that others do. No clothesline rope for making baskets or paintstiks or paintstik type products like others have mentioned their Walmarts have.

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    Dottie- I like what you've been doing. Don't know anything about misty fuse, so I'll have to check that out.
    The fruit stamping is really neat.....so many great ideas.
    I'm going to "play" with some earlier mentioned techniques that include bleach and acrylic paints.
    Suzie- I use regular acrylic paint on fabric (no textile medium) if it is something just for me. I have a bottle of the textile medium purchased at Michael's for $1.47 (1 part medium 2 parts paint ) and I usually use a big brush meant for stamping. Your puppies are so cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    I have a bottle of the textile medium purchased at Michael's for $1.47 (1 part medium 2 parts paint ) and I usually use a big brush meant for stamping. Your puppies are so cute!
    Thanks for the data Linny--have you washed your painted fabrics much or at all before use? Curious on that point.

    The language and methods I use to try and find craft goodies over here include a lot of mime and a lot of cell phone dictionary use. LOL Just try to get across the idea of acrylic gel medium for fabrics.................I don't even know what it is in English! So every way I can use basic products is a help.
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