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.
- Crafter’s Ink: Pink, Fresh Green, Scarlet and Sunflower
- ColorBox Styus & Tip
- Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Flower Frenzy
- Pink Onsie
- Needle and Thread
- Scissors, Cardboard and Masking Tape
- 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!