Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Orange Power



















This is an experiment using Orange Power to transfer an image from paper to fabric.  I drew the feather and the scanned it.  Everything I have read or been told about this process says that you need to use a fresh photocopy to get good results.  I had been told the same thing about preparing thermofaxes.  After a lot of research I discovered that the important thing about the image to either burnt or transferred is a high carbon content!  More research and I bought myself a cheap HP printer!  The two images above are of the print from the HP (on the left) and the image on fabric!  It worked!

I'd better get back to work now!  More later.

Hugz

7 comments:

Penny said...

looks fantastic, but what is orange power, and I cant afford another printer!
Better sit in a corner and lick my bruises.

Suzy said...

Yay Sally, now I can prove to my hubby that it really does work.... off to the store to buy some craft orange power...

maggi said...

What is Orange Power and how does it differ from printing the image directly onto the fabric?

Robbie said...

i am impressed with the crisp, clear image you got. Very nice! Guess like Maggi, I'm curious as to how Orange Power differs from printing directly on the fabric.

lisette said...

love it! i want to try some straight away - i think i have some orange power lurking under the kitchen sink - certainly not being used to clean anything :)

thanks for the b'day comment on my blog - i think 46 will be better than 45!

Chris said...

ah But which HP? Cx

Robin Mac said...

I have just been re-reading your blog about using orange power Sally, but I am not quite sure what you did. After you make the photcopy did you pour orange power over the print, then rub it with the back of a spoon or something to transfer it? I think it has to be the real stuff, not a synthetic orange too doesn't it? Your results are fantastic anyway, as are the cyan prints in your latest blog. Cheers, Robin

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