Fabric Printing at Home Blog Tour

About two months ago I wrote a review about the book Fabric Printing at Home written by my friend, Julie B. Booth.


Today I'm going to show you one of the things I learned from her book and then give you an opportunity to win a copy of the book for yourself.
I used a hot glue gun to create a design onto a toilet paper roll.  I was impatient and didn't seal the toilet paper roll with white glue or a gel medium before creating my design.  

I inserted a short roller handle that one can find at the local hardware store into the toilet paper roll. . . 
 . . .and used my 3x5" Gelli Plate as a paint palette.

 I rolled the paint across a sample piece of fabric. . .
. . .first going long ways. . .

 . . .and then again short ways.
I really like the texture this provides whether I go once or twice across the fabric and I'm gladly adding it to my art "toolbox."  Have you tried something like this before?  What have you used it for?  Leave a comment below (either answer one of my questions or just say Hi!) and you will be entered for a chance to a copy of Fabric Printing at Home.  The winner will be chosen on February 14th!  Be sure to stop at Julie's blog everyday for the next two weeks as she will be giving away daily prizes, and then visit each blog listed below on the designated date to enter for another chance to win Julie's book!

February 2: Lisa Chin
February 3: Lynn Krawczyk
February 4: Jane Davila
February 5: Carol R. Eaton
February 6: Judy Gula
February 7: Susan Purney Mark
February 8: Teri Lucas
February 9: Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
February 10: Deborah Boschert
February 11: Lynda Heines
February 12: Cheryl Sleboda
February 13: Terri Stegmiller
February 14: Jackie Lams

Comments

Brenda said…
How clever. Knew I was saving those nice quality rolls for something even if I didn't know what. ;>) I think I would love to have a copy of the book, and am glad I am getting a chance to explore all of the blogs on the tour.
Mimzy said…
Cleaver using a to roll!
Chiska said…
How fun! I haven't, but it looks like it would be fun to figure out.
Thread Born said…
No need to enter me in the drawing (tee hee) but thanks again for taking part! I love what you did with the rolled texture...and genius to put it on that type of roller!-Julie
Deborah said…
Love the tp roll idea! Amazing how wonderful results can be! Thanks!
Quilter Beth said…
I have not used glue on a toilet paper roll before, but it did use rubberbands wound around my brayer. I love the marks I got using that. I will be trying the toilet paper roll and glue method.
janice said…
I never thought to use a glue gun with a toilet paper roll, but have used one on flat cardboardd.
Pam said…
I have not done it with a roller. But have taken just old cardboard and put my design on it with glue/puff paint and then place in paint and then on the fabric for the desired design I wanted.
AnneM said…
Great idea, Lisa. Another use for toilet paper rolls.
em's scrapbag said…
I've used hot glue on a tp roll before, but appreciated your tip on the roller.
I've used wood blocks wrapped in twine or with foam shapes stuck on them to stamp, but never this rolling method! We would love to win this book to improve our fabric printing skills!
Norma Conway said…
Hi! I've not tried this, but now have an idea to try for myself. I love the idea of using paper rollers and I can think it would be great to try gluing something onto the rollers, like leaves. Great post, thanks! Norma
Marcia Coling said…
Never thought about going in both directions! Thanks!

Christina Blais said…
Glad to see recycling of materials! Want to try this!
Debbie said…
The book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)
PK Sews said…
What a great idea! I have plenty of glue and paper rolls. Thanks for the fun!
Deb Clarke said…
Very creative and certainly inspiring.......and equipment I have on hand to boot. Look out, I am off to try this. Deb C.
aus_chick said…
That's so interesting! I have bought some fabric paints to try out but haven't had a chance to yet!
Denise Spillane said…
Love this idea for fabric printing. I will try for gelli printing too. Cool.
B. Garner said…
Lynn... THIS is what I call creative use of ordinary objects, and we can always count on you to share! The texture is wonderful, and the contrast subtle but very interesting. Love it!
Bethany
Sonja Mclane said…
This is need would love the book!!!! My 16 yr old daughter and I could have a lot of fun with this!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com
maya matthew said…
Hi, printing was always expensive blocks and screens but Julie makes it so delightful and simple.Love what you created.
Gill said…
What a great idea - I've never seen this before but I shall definitely be trying it!
Relishing Life said…
What a great idea, Lisa! I have one of those small rollers here at home and an abundance of toilet paper rolls. Thank you!
Smart! Hmm. That give me an idea...
Time to go test it out!
Gabriele DiTota said…
I've used a rolling pin in a similar way!
Dotti said…
who knew the humble toilet paper roll could serve so many diversified uses!
Dixie said…
That is so cool! Must try it!
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Dawn said…
I haven't tried this before, but I think I would like to. Oh and hello! Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com
Sue Andrus said…
Definitely looks like something I'd like to try!
Looks like a great creative outlet - 2 dimensional art meets 3D sewing arts all rolled into one. Love it! I need to try this.
Great idea! Really excited about so many new ideas to try!
LynneP said…
What a great idea for printing-love it! Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Jean said…
I think I have almost everything I need to try this. Making a list for the rest.
mabear said…
I love your fabric. I like the toilet paper roll idea.

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What a FUN book! I'd love to win!
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Lydia said…
I knew IT! I knew I should've been saving those TP rolls. This is ingenious, another trash into treasure find. Love it. Thanks!
acornreads said…
A reason to save tp rolls! What a fun project...thanks!
Monica Weidmann said…
I love your idea, using what you have on hand and letting your creativity come out to play!
Jeannie said…
I've been saving the rolls from empty saran wrap knowing that I'd need them one day. Thanks for the fabulous idea!
Laura said…
What a fun way to get some great texture. Thanks for showing us.
tawa said…
I guess I will have to stop composting my toilet rolls and give this a try. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodgesatgmail.com
Karen Lynn said…
Hi, those tiolet paper rolls come in handy.
Linda Stern said…
Thanks! This is something I can do with my high school students in class. We are currently creating collographs. This is a collograph in the round!
Cynthia Knapp said…
I've not tried using a toilet paper tube, but I like the idea! Thanks for sharing with us! cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net
Cindy H said…
Thanks for sharing this. I would have never thought of using toilet paper rolls on a paint roller to print with!
Great idea! I have a huge box of tp rolls... I'd better get started :)
I haven't tried this but I have all the supplies to make a pattern roller. I will definitely try it, and this is a book I'd love to win.
Renate said…
I've used an old potato masher I found at a thrift store for creating pattern on cloth. It created a wonderful grid pattern for background.
I think I will give this a try! Looks like fun!
Sarah said…
Fun to see your printing experiment. I like its simplicity! Would love a copy of the book!
dar sisk said…
I really like your site.
patty a. said…
I just tossed a bunch of mt tp rolls in the recycling bin! Darn! Oh well, there will always be more! Thanks for the great idea!
Nancy said…
The glue-gun/toilet paper roll idea is new to me. But I like it! Gelli Prints I have tried. Good thought to use that as the background for your hot glue print. Thanks for the post and the chance to win.
What a great post! I have used hot glue on cardboard before with the grandkids, that was fun!
I really like your printing method, and the results are very cool!
Laceflower said…
Every time I throw away a TP empty tube I think, I should be saving this, now I have reason, other than hording!
Mokki said…
What a clever idea. I might have to hold on to the toilet roll tubes from now on.
jannieb said…
I have a bin full of cardboard rolls just waiting, thanks for the reminder lol ...love your work!
virgdale said…
HaHa, who would have thought! Great fun!!!
Cheryl Bush said…
What a clever idea - this book looks so fun!

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