Each CD in this series includes some bonus items to help get you started in creatively using the images.
The bonuses were included to help you get started in enjoying the images. Hopefully they will get your creative juices flowing, and you will find some fun things to do with them. Try printing the images on fabric (available from vvprints.com), art canvas, transparent paper, label stock, shrink plastic and other mediums. Try using them in scrapbooking, on scarves, for decoupage, to make your own postcards and stationery, etc.
Here are the bonus items included on the Garden Images CD.
1) Kanji for the words Niwa Tei (private garden, courtyard) and Sono En (public garden, park) Use the EPS instead of the TIF if you want to use the Kanji characters over pictures so the white space will be transparent.
2) Garden Vignettes
3) Scarf Designs (included in both pdf and TIF format for your convenience). All ready to print.
Please note: The scarf designs are quite large and you will need to move the pdf or tif image to your hard drive before printing.
We recommend the silk satin or silk chiffon rolls carried by V V Prints. The 3-yard rolls have a paper backing and will work with any inkjet printer (HP, Epson, Lexmark, etc.). The rolls are available in a 8.5 inch width or 13 inch width (in case your printer can take the wider papers). The size of the scarf designs are 11 inches by 54 inches and 10 inches by 54 inches so you will probably have to reduce them down to 8 inches by 42 inches and 8 inches by 40 inches respectively if you do not have a wide format printer. To add some length to the scarves you could cut the scarf in half and add a piece in the center. You could either dye the center piece beforehand or overdye the entire scarf after the pieces are sewn together.
We chose to overdye both scarves after they were printed to mute the contrast and blend the pictures more, but they looked beautiful before overdying also.
The printer we used to print our scarves was the HP Deskjet 9650 (purchased at an office supply store for $350). It can take widths up to 13 inches. Of course you will need to either sew or serge the edges ater the scarf is printed.
We wore these two scarves at the Internation Quilt Festival in Houston and received many compliments on them.
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