Make your own postcard by printing a photograph onto a piece of fabric. This process takes about 30 minutes. You need a digital photograph, a color printer, fabric, fusible web, Workable Fixatif, scissors, fabric glue, needle and thread.
- Prepare the photograph
Take a picture, and transfer it digitally to a computer that is hooked up to a printer. Photoshop and manipulate the picture until you are happy with the image. Make sure the picture is no larger than 4 by 6 inches.
- Prepare the fabric
Choose a piece of fabric. Attach paper-backed fusible web to one side.
- Print the picture
Place the fabric in the paper tray of a colored printer. Print the picture on the fabric. Once the picture prints, spray it with Workable Fixatiff to keep the ink from smearing.
- Make the back of the postcard
Take a plain piece of fabric, and cut it to 4 by 6 inches for the back of the postcard. Apply fabric glue to the back of the printed fabric, and press the plain fabric to it. Use a permanent pen or marker to write "postcard" on the back, the addresses and a short note.
- Stitch the edges
Use the needle and thread to stitch around the postcard. Use a decorative stitch to add a flourish.