19 April 2009

Cityscape collage #3

Number 3 in the series - Cityscape. I've been experimenting with printing material through my inkjet printer -See the text on the collage. It is turning out really well. I firstly glue (paper u-hu glue) the material to a 200gsm piece of card and then trim off the excess and voila printing fun to be had. Once I've printed I wait a few minutes and then peel off the card and discard. I put the ink setting onto photographic quality and it prints beautifully. Apparently you can buy this stuff called Bubble jetset that you soak your material in so the ink becomes permanent on your fabric. Hmm, more investigations to be done on this front.
The poem on this one reads;
Soaring pillars in the air,
The city hums to a steady beat,
Walls of shiny glass and steel,
Glittering in the summer's heat.


mizu designs said...

That is so cool about printing on fabric with your printer! I must try it some day. Love the city scape. Reminds me of NY. Can't believe it is almost a year since I was there :(

angelique said...

Your collages are fabulous. I love checking in to see if you have completed another.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Hi Di!

Cityscapes are the one thing that inspire me the most! This is such a gorgeous way of representing one. I love it!

Veronica Darling... said...

What a great idea! My old printer might crack it at me if I tried... but we do have a typewriter at my house... hmmmmmm... the collages are great, are you making them for someone or just your home?

Diana said...

Hey Guys,
Thanks for the comments. Mizu, I can't believe it was a year ago I was following your NY trip. Veronica, I just started these collages as they just had to be done. I don't know what I'll do with them. Maybe put them on my madeit site once I finish the last one. When the last one will be I don't know. Currently doing a dollhouse one. Very fiddley.