Don't you love it when a project actually turns out the way you envisioned it? I have been wanting to try this technique for a while now but hadn't yet come across just the right stamp.
This is one of four fabby new FAIRY digital stamps available Today at THE GREETING FARM. That Marie is amazing! I thought they were so wonderful that I had to make something more permanent than a card so I decorated a tank for my daughter with one. Good thing she likes it because I am probably going to make one of each for her and maybe a tee for me (my bod is NOT tank worthy).
There are several products available from mikes and joanns to print (or stamp) and fuse images to fabric but I went the old muslin/wonder under route. Either way this was really easy to do.
I used a good quality, mid weight, smooth muslin that I had in my stash. The wonder under is is product that is fusible on both sides. The muslin was adhered to one side (I cut out an 8.5 X 11 inch size to fit in my printer) of the WU and then the images were printed using my inkjet printer. I colored my image with a combo of copics and fabricmate markers and went over parts with a fabric glitter pen (got both the fabric mate markers and glitter markers at Joann's). The copics are supposed to be ok with fabric but I haven't tested it so I am hoping it holds up when washed. Also, a note with the copics, they tend to spread a bit so I colored a little inside the lines and let the color move outward adding a bit more at a time till I was satisfied.
The bling swirls are also iron-ons that I purchased at Joanns. It was actually a Christmas one with holly, I cut out and adhered the parts I wanted.
This is my daughter modeling it, a little cold for tanks this time of year but I liked the color of this one.
If you like this fairy there are three more equally wonderful to check out over at THE FARM. See you back tomorrow for a Farm Fresh Friday!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Kim you are so clever, what a awesome idea.
How gorgeous is that!!! You are indeed so clever!!!
U..........are SOOOOO Super talented...you just amaze me Kim!! Love this super project!!!!
I was just floored when I saw this and such a fabulous idea! What a beautiful daughter too. I may have to make up a few T-shirts for my 3 yo DD. PLease let us know how the copics wash up. I'm curious.
This is SO beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and what a great idea! Tell your sweet DD thanks for modeling it for us! Such a gread idea!!!!!
This is INCREDIBLE!! Just when I think you can't top your previous project you go and do something uber cool like this!! WOW! Thanks for inspiring me, Kim!! HUGS
So fabulous! I love how you always think outside the box! :)
OMGosh Kim! You always have THE COOLEST ideas and this one may be my most favorite yet! :)
I can forsee a trip to J's in my future to get some of those supplies you mentioned... ;)
Kim- you are really making some great non-card projects lately and this tank is no exception! Love it! Your daughter is truly beautiful and how nice that she modeled for us.
Brilliant (and gorgeous!) :-)Traci
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