I found the freezer paper at my local grocery store. I hate it when I want to do a project but can't find the key ingredient. (Right now I cannot find Super Washing Soda...at all.)
I took a standard piece of 9" by 11" copy paper and trimmed the cotton to that size.
I ironed on the cotton to the shiny side of the freezer paper. I think I had it on the cotton setting. I then set it down on a flat surface.
I made three sheets. I had to trim the paper/cloth again. The last thing I wanted was for this to get stuck in my printer. I have a wireless HP Photosmart 5510. I really like it as the wireless actually works 100% of the time.
I found a quick picture of the famous pink dino. I copied and pasted it into Microsoft Word. Then, I printed this. I stuck in my cotton paper. (Before printing, I had to test the sides that it actually printed on. I'm glad I did because it was the opposite than what I though!) I copied the image onto the cotton. Yes, it looked great. I was going to quilt this onto a little blankie or bag...I RE-IRONED this to set the colors.
Now, the moment of truth...The water test. Would Barney stand up?
NO...The color didn't set:( All that work for nothing, right? No, I can still try this on the two other HP printers I have. You never know if the ink will work. It depends on the ink. Also, you can buy a product that will set the ink called Bubble Jet Set 2000. I plan to get some of this the next time I order from Dharma Trading. Doing further research, I did see MANY tutorial stating that some printers will not have the correct ink for this project. However, the one I used did not state this. Lesson learned: Just like a research paper, use multiple sources!
I ended up turning Epic Fail Barney into a dog toy for Eddie. He tore it apart in two seconds. I ended up breaking my first needle. This ended up causing my to take apart my machine for cleaning.