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« on: May 31, 2018 08:54:04 AM »

I found the most amazing scrapbook paper but it is a digital download. That's fine but I'm not sure what kind of paper to print it out on. Is there a specific weight to use? Card stock? Regular paper. I am using it to make a little dress form. Also-have any of you had luck using the digital clipart/scrapbook paper? I don't want it to look at "meh".

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018 06:15:04 PM »

I think if you're making a dressform, you should use a softer type of paper. Otherwise the printed paper might crack when you try to fold or bend it. Also suggest using a matte paper, one that is not ultra smooth or shiny, although the colors may not be as bright. Perhaps something like a watercolor paper or what used to be known as typewriter paper if they still have that anymore? Maybe you can carefully tape swatches of different paper onto a full sheet and run it through your printer to see the results side by side. And then experiment with setting the color somehow to prevent fading or maybe even bring out out the colors more. I guess it also depends on what kind of printer you have. I have heard of the risograph printer which is used often for art or printing projects. Have you considered printable fabric?
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018 08:27:16 AM »

Thanks! I have thought about doing fabric then attaching it to paper. I might do some test pages to see which one I like the best.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018 06:41:30 PM »

Maybe you have access to the magazine Cloth Paper Scissors. I think their projects that might give you an idea.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018 01:57:59 PM »

Don't forget the homemade bubble jet set recipe that was posted on Craftster many years ago - I have used that successfully - you can either tape the ironed fabric to paper or try ironing it onto freezer paper to give it some body to go through a printer.
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