04 September 2006
fun with the inkjet
I made this pencil case last week as a gift for our intern at work who decided to stay on through the fall semester (yippeee!). It's inspired by this t-shirt at Veer. It's been a bit of a running joke at work that the intern and I, who are the only designers in our office, don't actually do work, we just "draw pictures all day." The implication being that everybody else does the real work, which involves numbers and spreadsheets and such. To which we designers just respond that they are obviously jealous of our super fun jobs. And it's all funny and okay because there is, in fact, a lot of mutual respect at our office. They're good people like that.
I printed on the fabric by just attaching the fabric to fusible interfacing, taping it to a piece of paper, and running it through my inkjet. I was rather surprised it worked, having read about Bubble Jet Set and all the steps that are involved in using it. Perhaps this won't be as permanent?
I experimented further with the printing on fabric this weekend with this little recipe card holder. The pattern is from the Amy Butler book. Then I made recipe cards to go with it. I think if I make more, I will make them slightly larger, as you would probably have to write really eensy-teensy to get a recipe to fit on those cards. Ah, well. Prototype.