I know for a fact it is a hare and not a bunny because it is written on the image. I am not a big fan of real bunnies. In fact, I am slightly afraid of them. So these are gentle hares. Just different from the silhouettes I have been using.
I used pieces from the bolt of upholstery material I bought on a recent hunt. This was a roll of stiff, loose weave neutral fabric - usually found on the bottom of furniture as the dust protector. I cut the fabric to tape to a piece of ivory heavy cover paper and sent it through the printer to print directly on the fabric. This is the thickest I have sent through my inkjet so far. I think I will not go any thicker - there was some smearing, but not enough to ruin the image. I did five full size images in landscape orientation.
As you can see above the ink went through the fabric and printed an image on the paper. I saved these and have a wordless post coming up next on what to do with them.
Yes, I am wordless - silent - no words! You will have to see it to believe it.
All the materials came directly from Horror Monster (my craft stash) except the Pellon fusible web. I was legitimately out of that.
Follow the directions for this process on the paper wrapper. Each fusible web is a little different. Make sure you get the right weight for the fabric you are using. Since this fabric was a loose weave and had stiffener on it, I was afraid it would not stick, but it did. ALWAYS protect the surface on which you are ironing.
I left the image whole and ironed them on the web. I could line up two at a time. Try not to get this on your iron.
I used a sheet folded in fourths on my ceramic cook top to use as the hard surface.
I used pinking shears for a decorative border. I just eyeballed this step because I have done many of these, but you may want to measure the first few times you do this.
A floral printed linen and a blue striped linen was chosen from the upholstery material. See the hunt here!
At this time I still had not gone to my frame supply to pick out frames. I just decided on a size to fit the material.
Iron those gentle hares on each piece.
Do not forget to peel the backing off before this step.
I spent ten minutes trying to figure out why the two pieces were not adhering.
Now to the frames. I had a bunch to choose from. I chose this decorative bronze and black frame for Hazel Hare - a girl needs a bit of flair.
A wide mustard frame was chosen to house Henry Hare.
He may be my favorite - love the blue stripe and the mustard.
And Henry, of course.
The twins Harry and Hank were framed in identical frames.
Harris Hare on blue-striped linen in a very staid wood frame. It fits his personality.
Here they are - all the gentle hares showing off in their frames. One of the twins is hiding behind the other. You know hares can be playful.
So I have used both fabric and frames from the craft stash.
I do have another yard of Pellon left over, but it will be used soon.
Remember a wordless post will follow showing what you can do with the printed paper backing. I am already thinking of all the things I can tell you.
Whoops! It is word -LESS, Donna. What part of LESS do you not understand?
I will be joining the fun at the Tongue-In-Cheek link party on Tuesday. See the details over at Silo Hill with Danni. Link Here!
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage