Aida selections generally come in white, black, grey or every pale shade of pastel under the sun. But what if you want something that’ll pop? What about something with a design on it? Well saddle up, cos we’re about to go on a ride. It turns out, your average home color printer can create awesome aida in no time flat!
WonderStrange worked out all the hard work for us, but the technique is actually pretty simple. Cut your plain aida (you should use white) down to A4 size, put some freezer paper on the back (its sticky on one side) and put it in your printer. Print whatever you want and you have yourself an epic, custom bit of aida.
Wondering why you need the freezer paper? Turns out those holes make a serious mess unless something is behind it!
Finally, if you want a pure color for aida, you can also try painting it.
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Does it only work with inkjet printers or will it also work with a color laser printer?
I’ve tested it on a black and white laser printer, and it works OK-ish. What I would say is that if there is a large amount of color (which is likely), just be aware of the heat being created and make sure it doesn’t catch fire!
Thanks! I will request the resident system admin (husband) if I can wreck our printer in the name of scientific experimentation…
Hahaha! We take no responsibility for broken printers! 😛