Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Colouring with an Iron On


A while ago I saw some cute T-shirts appearing around FB with iron-on images using digi stamps. I had it in mind to make something for my great niece when she was born last December but never got around to it! Recently I saw Trudie's fabulous new tutorial on how to do this with wonderful hints and tips HERE and I was all inspired again to give it a go. I bought a little white tee and purple short set to play with from K-Mart. 

I used Mo Manning's gorgeous new ballerina image Odette to play with - I figured I could get away without too many strong colours on my first attempt at this technique! I found a quote I liked to add as the sentiment and used WordArt to add it to the image before printing off - and like Trudie says - make sure you print off your words backwards so they are the right way round once you've ironed on your image!!!


And here she is close up - there are a couple of spots where the colour bled past the lines but that just adds to the hand coloured effect - well that's what I'm telling myself anyhow - LOL. Also I found the blending isn't as smooth as when you use blending paper - but that just adds to the challenge.

I painted on some Jo Sonja Opal Dust for some glitter - this works well on fabric but I did have to grab the hair-dryer out so my copic ink didn't bleed as it was quite wet going on - and make sure you have something sandwiched between the front and back of your tee to stop any unwanted marks going through.

The one thing I hope is that my iron on media has the same qualities as the one Trudie used as there are several different ones on the market - in particular I hope it stands up to washing - I guess time will tell...

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus V17, V15, V12, V01, V0000, E35, E33, E31, E08

13 comments:

hellerlittle said...

wonderful a great idea for your niece such a beautiful unique to make . I cross my fingers that really keeps everything and she can wear her shirt long.
hugs hellerlittle

Mo Manning said...

Wow, Debbie -- saw this on the FB feed and had to come look -- this is GORGEOUS!!! absolutely adorable! xoMo

Sam said...

Oh WOW Debbie, this is simply amazing! What a fabulous gift. Love it!
:-)

Colinda said...

This is so sweet and well done made!!! A beautiful gift!Thanks for the link, I'm gonna take a look. Enjoy your day, Colinda

Christina said...

This looks absolutely fantastic!!
Hugs Kristel

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful idea and perfect image and words to use! Your coloring is gorgeous!!

Jackie said...

That is very gorgeous, I love it.

caroline said...

wow debbie, the t shirt looks great, you will be surprised how well they do wash, i used to do fabric painting with a youth group and iron on's. we never had any problems with any of they.

caroline x

Leigh said...

Oh how cute Debbie. You are so clever.

Lynda said...

So v v sweet for your niece darl...but I also know a wee 43yo dance tragic that loves it a lot too!!!! This just makes me smail all the way to my soul Debbie. ooxx

Kylie said...

Oh wow!! I want one!! She is too cute :)
Maybe we should make our own t-shirts with stamping Tilda, lol.
Big hugs xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a cutie pie! And what a fantastic idea! Great to see your attempt ... It's fabulous. Hugs xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oooooh I love, love, love this! What a fabulous little outfit and thank you for linking to the tutorial. I'm off for a peak now! Hugs, Lesley