Tami Sanders over at the Clearsnap blog did this adorable onesie using our stencils. Here is her blog post:
Hello! Hostess Tami here today with a Spring-y project perfect for your baby girl.
A bouquet of colorful flowers were stenciled on a onsie using Crafter’s Ink and a template from Crafter’s Workshop…Crafter’s Ink is perfect to use on your wearable art projects as it is permanent when heat set, and comes in 14 fashionable colors. Crafter’s Inks are super creamy pigment inks that can be used on a multitude of surfaces including wood, clay and fabric just to name a few.
Pairing Crafter’s Inks with a template from Crafter’s Workshop is an easy way to transform a t-shirt, jeans or in this case a onsie from plain to fabulous in under an hour.
After taping the template down to the onsie, ColorBox Stylus & Tips were used to apply and blend the inks on the fabric. A bow and a few buttons complete the look…
Do think safety when altering or designing clothing for babies or young children. Trims and buttons must be WELL and SECURELY sewn, and checked often for any looseness to prevent them from becoming a choking hazard. This is true for any project intended for our little ones – toys, bedding, etc.
Insert a piece of cardboard a little larger than design area inside onsie.
Tape template down to front of onsie with masking tape at corners.
Begin applying inks, using Stylus & Tips. Make sure pad is well inked but not saturated, then work onto fabric using small circular motions being careful not to get ink under template. You may want to use one hand to hold template in place while you ink with the other.
Continue adding colors and working to fill in designs on template. Don’t worry if you get ink outside the outer edges of the template, that ink will be blended later.
After you have filled in all the portions of the design you wish to, carefully blend inks together in the areas between the flowers, then remove template.
Using the Stylus & a clean Tip, gently work to blend inks in outside the edges of the template. Add additional ink if needed to create a “box” of blended ink around the design and to blend areas inside the design if needed.
Allow ink at least 30 minutes, then set iron to setting that corresponds to fabric type. Leave cardboard in place, and cover design with clean white copy paper and begin to iron design. Iron each area several minutes to heat set ink.
Sew on buttons and bow trim to finish.
We’d love to see your altered wearables on our facebook page! If you create something fun and unique using Crafter’s Ink, please show it off!
Valerie Mangan: My favorite guest post that has ever appeared on this blog is Valerie’s post “Cookie Crafts for the Holidays.” She is a talented paper crafter and baker and serves on the design teams for SRM Stickers, Elle’s Studio, and Pebbles.
Christine Urias: Christine is the creator of Scrap Time — a video show (available on iTunes) full of techniques and product reviews. Recent videos have featured stencils, paint, PanPastels, embossing folders, and Ice Resin — lots of cool artsy supplies.
These ladies are going to be showing off the Wedding Ring stencil:
Here are a few examples of what you’ll find during your blog hop:
Jaime here – to read all about how/why this is a “Wedding Ring” stencil, click here.
If you’d like to win the Wedding Ring Stencil in 6×6 and 12×12 leave a comment on Julie’s blog answering the following question:
What is a craft/art supply you’d like to learn more about?
Now go and visit the four other blogs in the hop for some awesome inspiration!
So I guess once Ronda‘s on a roll, she’s really on a roll! Ronda Palazzari participated in our Pointy Circles Stencil Hop last week and couldn’t stop. So here is her Pointy Circles Tote that has been the talk of the blogosphere….
Jenny Doh: Jenny is the former editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio Magazine. She is a fitness enthusiast, avid arter, and active tweeter. You may recall that I taught at her wonderful studio space in California earlier this year.
Ronda Palazzari: Ronda is the author of the book Art of Layers. She is much in demand, serving on the design teams for Sizzix, Maya Road, and Purple Onion. She has the most wonderful craft room (I’ve seen it and been jealous) with an enormously long table and tons of shelves. I sent these three talented ladies the Pointy Circles stencil (available in 6×6 and 12×12)
I made a soft background for this scrapbook page:
Here’s Julie’s how-to video:
Now go and visit Julie’s blog and the three other blogs in the hop for some awesome inspiration!
Today’s art is for those of you who think our templates can only be used with “messy” mediums like spray inks or paints. Here’s a perfect example of a perfectly clean way to use the triangle template:
This wonderful layout by Ali Edwards combines the triangle template with white embossing powder to create a stunning effect. If don’t want to take out your embossing powder, you could even use the templates with a lighter background and a dark-colored ink pad.
If you want to see the step-by-step instructions for this layout, please visit Ali’s blog. Have you combined ink or embossing powders with your templates? If so, please share in the comments, we would love to see your creations!
Zarah is one of our readers from Sweden. I love when she sends me little links to her blog. Here’s a layout that she did just before the new year:
Take a look at the paper she used. It’s a heavier, watercolor type paper. Those types of papers really know how to take wet media like sprays. They don’t get all soggy and sad when the water hits them. And the colors tend to really pop off of them instead of grey-ing out.
Notice how she also did a little spraying on that tag too, and a little on the doily. What I like most is that the photo (although small) is truly the center of attention. All of the spraying and embellishments just complements the layout instead of distracting from it.