I tried a new printing method today. It’s an easy DIY project and includes fabric ink and fresh vegetables!
I tried a new style of printing this week. Instead of using a paint roller and acrylic paint, I used ink and fresh vegetables! This is such an easy DIY project.
These towels look amazing and I can’t believe how great the printed vegetables look.
I opened up my refrigerator and found some onions, artichokes, celery, and radishes. So that is what I used.
I had a lot of color options so I decided on a color palette of pink and orange. My two favorite colors! I originally planned on using green but somehow I forgot to order green ink. I had some fun with the colors and I love how they turned out.
The colors in these towels are wonderful.
Easy DIY Project with Ink
Why did I use ink for this project?
I used Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Ink. It sets with heat, so all you have to do is iron it. But it goes on so easily and lasts for a long time!
I am so happy how easy the ink applied to the fabric.
Don’t these artichokes look amazing?
What You Need to Make This Craft
What You Need to Make these Towels
Dish towels (cotton preferred)
Speedball Screen Printing Ink
My Dish Towel Printed DIY Easy Projects is very fun to make.
I started by cutting the vegetables. I played with the cut shapes and kind of visualize what I thought the end result would look like.
Next, I spent a bit of time mixing the ink colors. I loved the orange Speedball ink but I wanted to lighten it up. I could have just added white, but that would have just lightened it and been a very cool and kind of chalky orange.
I like warmer colors so I added yellow and white. This ended up with a very pretty orange and the perfect color I was looking for.
I added a tiny bit of white to the pink and I love the colors I used for these towels.
Ink printing works best with a somewhat thin layer of ink. I used a paintbrush and just painted the ink directly on to the cut fruit.
I then placed the vegetable down flat and pushed on the vegetable to make sure the ink had transferred to the towel.
Let the towels dry thoroughly. Place a thin cloth on top of the towel and iron to secure the ink. This is all you need to do to prevent fading.
I made lots of different designs and loved printing with vegetables. Look how much this celery looks like a rose.
See how easily the celery printed on the dish towels?
I made four towels in less than an hour!
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More Easy DIY Project Ideas
Today I am joined by some of my favorite bloggers as we are sharing easy DIY projects made with fabric. These projects look amazing!
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The DIY Mommy | No Sew Ruffled Tea Towel from Scrap Fabric
Zevy Joy | How To Sew An Apron From A Kitchen Towel
My Sweet Savannah | DIY Shibori Flag
Satori Design for Living | DIY Tea Towel Flatware Holder
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