Printing images onto fabric has always been one of those things that I have avoided because I thought it was difficult and/or costly! Well to my utter joy and with the help of Helmar Spray Adhesive it is probably one of the simplest things I have ever done and the results are beautiful.
All you need to begin with is a piece of fabric (of choice, not too thick), plain paper, newspaper or similar, sticky tape and Helmar Spray Adhesive. You will also need an image to print and the use of a printer :)
To begin with, place your plain paper on a sheet of newspaper so that any overspray won't ruin your furniture. Shake the can of Helmar Spray Adhesive well and test spray on a scrap of paper. Once this is done you can spray your plain paper in an even sideways motion from a distance of about 20-25cm (8-10").
Allow 3-5 minutes for your glue to become tacky and then apply your fabric to the paper (right side up) smoothing out as you go.
The paper backing may feel a little damp so give it a few minutes to dry out a little and while you are doing this you can fold a strip of sticky tape (or packaging tape) over the top end of your fabric paper piece, this will allow it to be fed into the printer straight and evenly. Be sure that there are no 'sticky' pieces or areas that will catch on the printer rollers.
Print your image as you would any other image. Allow the image to dry before peeling off the sticky tape.
and then peel off the paper from the back of your fabric.
There you have it, a very easy way to print your images onto fabric without the need for expensive transfer papers!! I hope you enjoyed this little DIY and give it a try.