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« on: August 05, 2012 04:19:39 PM »

I recently saw a DIY art project that used a toilet paper roll to create a design on a painted canvas. I really liked the pattern it created so I decided to try it on fabric!

This knitting bag is the result of the printing project and subsequent sewing Smiley.





Printing the fabric was crazy easy and fun!

I started by gathering some simple supplies; linen fabric, toilet paper roll and fabric paint. I laid the fabric on a piece of poster board so that the paint wouldn't soak through to my table.



I put the paint in a saucer to that I could evenly coat the toilet paper roll. Then I dipped and stamped  on the fabric in rows.



I stamped and stamped and stamped until I had covered the half yard of fabric I needed for the bag.



I let it dry for about 3 hours but I probably should have waited another hour or two because I ended up with a couple of smudges. I can be impatient when it comes to crafting Smiley.

I'm now seeing all kinds of other things around the house that I'd like to use for printing! I'm excited to make some more of my own fabric!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Update!

This project was just featured in the April edition of Ladies Home Journal Smiley.


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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012 04:21:06 PM »

That came out really great, the fabric looks professional.  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 04:25:27 PM »

I agree, it looks totally professional, both the "stamping" of the design, and the finished bag.  Very nice!  (I'm just surprised you didn't use lime green...!)
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012 04:31:48 PM »

Ha ha, Leslie!! I wanted to use my lime green but I didn't have quite enough paint left Smiley. I need to stock up on that color!!

Thanks for the kind words.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012 06:23:15 PM »

love that! your color choices are great. i am definitely trying this!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012 06:46:22 PM »

Great bag and such a fun way to make a print. Orange is quickly becoming a favorite color of mine. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012 08:52:47 PM »

Orange is quickly becoming a favorite color of mine. Smiley

It's my second favorite after lime green Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012 10:27:57 PM »

what a fun technique!  definitely want to try it out...maybe even let the kids have a go at it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012 01:01:01 AM »

Ooh, that's a good idea! Who isn't impatient when it comes to crafting? I for sure am...
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012 07:41:36 AM »

Oh wow, Lime, that is so cool!  You did such an amazing job making that print!  I don't think I would have ever gotten it so perfect.
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012 07:48:22 AM »

Thank you guys so much!

To get things straight, I'd suggest cutting your fabric nice and square before stamping. I managed to get the first row straight which meant the rest of the rows were mostly straight too Smiley.
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012 09:02:36 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012 08:20:16 AM »

Well, I'm impressed, this is really a cool idea, and you did such a wonderful job on the stamping and design.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012 10:56:55 AM »

Love the bag and the idea with the paper roll!:D
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012 03:27:16 PM »

Thanks all!! I tried some more stamping yesterday but wasn't as happy with the design. On to the next piece of garbage I want to experiment with!! Smiley
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Wow, your bag looks amazing! I am totally going to have to give this technique a go ^_^
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012 06:41:59 AM »

Love it! I've been wanting to try stamping my own fabric. What a cool (and free!) tool!
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2012 06:12:50 AM »

This sort of thing would look fab as a cushion cover too. I'll have to try it.
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2012 07:35:28 AM »

This sort of thing would look fab as a cushion cover too. I'll have to try it.

I agree, Kimbles! I was originally thinking of making a pillow but decided I needed a new knitting bag instead Smiley.
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2012 12:00:10 AM »

this is AWE-SOME!!
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012 04:50:04 AM »

Oh dear! I'm laughing at myself here!  Roll Eyes

I am at work (shhh!) and wasn't reading, just flicking through the pictures of your post. I assumed that it was going to be a sewing tutorial and was thinking "Well it's lovely, but I dread to think how much that super-cool fabric is" and then *Boom* there's a picture of you printing the fabric yourself!

I really should pay more attention! Thanks for a very inspirational post.
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2012 04:52:56 PM »

Tongue!! Thanks!

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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2012 06:34:32 AM »

wow--this is the first time that i'm seeing this! really really wonderful. you did an awesome job creating this, it's such a polished, yet fun, bag, LimeRiot!
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2012 08:01:28 AM »

Love it! Your circles are perfect! I've been afraid mine would be splotchy and smudgy.  Saw on tv where they made a duvet cover with circles placed randomly with this method.  i'm inspired again!  thanks~ beth
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« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2012 10:55:00 AM »

What a great idea!  *shuffles off to find things around the house to stamp with* Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2012 09:26:20 PM »

What a great idea!  *shuffles off to find things around the house to stamp with* Smiley

This is the same thing I did after I finished this project Smiley. So far I've tried a tumbler glass and a potato.
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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2012 08:49:07 AM »

This is such a great idea. I love the resulting fabric!
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2012 06:14:17 PM »

That looks wonderful, I love it!

I tried using a toilet paper tube to print circles in a painting once, but they came out uneven and crappy looking.  Perhaps I should buy more expensive toilet paper--I use the super cheapo stuff.

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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2012 08:38:05 PM »

You could also try a paper towel roll. I think they are generally a little beefier. I used quite a bit of paint too.
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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2013 10:06:07 AM »

what a great technique, and it looks like high end designer fabric (I guess now we know their secrets).

Congrats on being a best of 2012 winner.
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Thats so neat and simple! I love it!
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I only just found this post, but I've been saving tp rolls for a few weeks, and think I have found the sturdiest and thickest rolls ever.  They came from a pack of tp from Walgreen's.  It was the ology brand that is made of bamboo.  The paper is just okay but the rolls are really good.  I don't know if all of them are like that or only the pack I got, but if you want a good stamp that wouldn't crush or deform, it might be worth buying a pack of these to try.  You can even use the paper for making handmade paper; the bamboo content should provide an interesting texture to your paper. 

I can just see all you craftsy people making a run on Walgreen's, lol!

So I'll have to try this project now....I saved the rolls just knowing I would find something to do with them!  This is really pretty, and I love linen and bright colors together too. 
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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013 02:11:24 AM »

now I know what to do eith all those paper rolls laying around!
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I see that you updated your first post with a photo of your wonderful project featured in a magazine!!!

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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2013 06:41:55 PM »

So cool that you were featured in the magazine, although I notice that they call it a paper towel roll and not a TP roll Wink
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Thank you!!

Smiley!! Ha ha! I know! I guess a TP roll would have been too racy for them Smiley.

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