Friday, June 7, 2013

Ink Jet Printing

I've made a lot of deconstructive screen printed fabric over the last couple of years and it's hard to know what to do with it.  It's a very busy fabric and sometimes hard to match with other fabrics. 
I haven't printed anything using my printer in a while and thought I might try and print on a piece - just to see what would happen. The piece was a little paler than the picture shows and I was hoping that some of it would peek through the ink jet print.
I found a couple of images in my files that I thought would blend well when layered. I took this photo of an old rock building in Waynesville
and this of an old train trestle in Athens, GA where my daughter went to college. I blended the 2 photos in Photoshop Elements. The most fun part is trying all the options for blending once layered; I usually use "overlay" which shows both photos equally blended but this time the option "Difference" was really effective.
 I used 100% opacity so I wasn't sure if it the fabric would peek through, but it did and I'm very happy with the print as a result. We'll see where we go from here.


  1. Hi, Judy. I really like the result you got here. Subtle, yet distinctive.This has so many possibilities. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  2. Very interesting result. I love PSE.

  3. The piece is great! You certainly got a great print from your photo(s)!

  4. I really like your piece...I may just have to try something with my printer...

  5. I'm on my way over to your house right now.....warm up your ink jet.......I'm bringing all of my deconstructed prints!!! Grinning.... Seriously...this is a really neat solution to tame that fabric!