Here is the method that I use for doing this.
- Print your photo on a blank sheet of paper. It will show you the exact size of the material you will need to use. It will also show you exactly where it will print your image.
- Apply a removable or temporary adhesive to the back of your fabric.
- Center the fabric over top of the printed image on your test print.
- Go into your printers setup options and chose the heaviest paper settings (cardstock usually). Choose optimum photo printing (a lot of ink is soaked up so make sure you have this selected if your printer provides it.)
- Do not load your material in the auto feed of your printer. Issue the print comand and then load the material through the manual feed. In most situations the manual feed is a method that allows the paper to go straight through without curling around the rollers. If yours still curls around a roller ( even in manual feed) then clean your roller throughly or you may well get ink markings that can't be removed.
- Allow the piece to dry for 10 minutes before using on your layout. Otherwise you run the risk of smudging your image or blurring it because the ink spreads into surrounding fibres.
- Adhere the masterpiece to your layout.
- Stand back and enjoy the ohhhhhhsss and ahhhhhhs from family and friends as they marvel at your skill with the computer and as a scrapbooker.