I have a linocut image I’ve been trying to print onto some canvas bags using Speedball Fabric ink. I have two types of bags I’ve tested the print on: 1) a thinner, cheaper bag made of a smooth cotton fabric and 2) thicker, better quality bag made of a rough canvas fabric. Ultimately I might just have to go with a smoother fabric bag but I have a stack of the canvas bags so tying to see if I can make this work! I would like the image to be darker and more opaque and I’m just not sure what to try next. I would appreciate any feedback or advice.
Here are some photos:
The first photo is of the best print I’ve gotten so far on the rough canvas bag. The bright blue image is printed on the smoother, cheaper bag. The four together are test prints on pieces of rough canvas, some of which I gave a light wash before printing on and some I painted on a coat of gesso before printing…
Thanks for taking the time to look and share any insight you might have!