A bag for Fat cats

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 August, 2011, 12:00am


1 Print mirrored images using a laser printer or photocopier (inkjet will not work).

2 Cut out images from prepared printouts.

3 Colour images with the pastels.

4 Tap the paper against the table to get rid of the excess powder.

5 Put the image face down on top of the bag and hold it in place.

6 Brush wintergreen oil on the wrong side of the image until you can see the wet image through the paper.

7 Using a wooden stick, rub the image until the colours transfer to the bag. The harder you rub, the better a transfer you will get. Be careful not to move the fabric or the paper, or your image will blur.

8 Lift a corner to see if the image has been transferred. Continue rubbing if it has not.

9 Spray a layer of fabric coating on the surface of the bag.

10 Hang the bag in a well-ventilated area for a day to let the smell of the oil evaporate.

What you'll need

- Plain cloth bag from craft store

- Dry pastels

- Wintergreen oil

- Black and white images

- Wooden ice-cream sticks

- Fabric coating