A quick glance at today's
project and unsurprisingly Im
left with the urge to get my
sewing machine out. Now
there's a turn up for the book
as my poor sewing machine
has been languishing in that
dark mysterious cupboard
under the stairs for many
Helen Chilton is here today
to take us through her
gorgeous fabric tag........
"Choose and print an image you want to transfer.
Note: it needs to be printed on a laser printer.
If you don't have one, print on your Inkjet and
take to a print shop/library and ask for a photocopy.
Most large photocopiers are laser technology.
Flip it over and tape down.
Dip cotton bud in Transfer Solution, dab off on
kitchen paper (you don't want it too wet)
and rub over back.
Burnish with a bone folder and lift up corner
to see if it's transferring.
Here's the transferred image with lovely texture
from the fabric.
Stamp round the image in Archival red with the
Kaisercraft Oriental Calligraphy stamp.
Layer up onto chosen fabrics.
Paint the burlap with Sax Blue Starlights Textile paint
and the calico with Mint.
Stamp the Kaisercraft Blossom stamp in
Archival Cornflower Blue.
Stamp a larger piece of calico in the same blue
with the Oriental Calligraphy and layer up.
Then you can put it all together.
I added piece of wadding behind the parrot
and stitched round it in red.
Then I stitched again in blue on the mint green calico.
I never do neat stitching -
I like a bit of wobble and lots of threads!
Look at the shine on the burlap.
Vary the types of stitches you use.
I've finished off the bottom with some upholstery
braid and two red cross stitches to tie in
with the red stamping.
The button is also stamped with the
Oriental Calligraphy so it all coordinates."
Kaisercraft Texture stamps: Oriental Calligraphy, Blossom
Bo Bunny Transfer Solution
Starlights Textile paints: Sax Blue, Mint
Archival inkpads: Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium
Helen this is beautiful
I think this would make a
nice wall hanging or even
a book cover.
What would you do with it?