Lesley Wharton is bringing a One Day Special starting this eve at 8pm on Hochanda (Freeview Channel 85). More shows tomorrow at 9am, 12, 4 and 7pm.
Here is a sneak peek of my samples.
Here is my first contribution to Chocolate Baroques Colour Challenge 32 this month.
I came up with this after playing with my Inkadinkadoo stamping gear (circular wheel) – I hope that you like it.
Looking forward to seeing your entries x
How it was made:
Good morning. Today I am sharing my contribution to the Colour Challenge this month. I am just loving these colours. Did you catch any of the shows recently on The Craft Channel where Lesley demonstrated the use of Angelina fibres? The butterfly stamps are just perfect for this technique.
I coloured a decorative card blank and tag with spray inks and made the floral embellishment from the waste pieces. I used stamps from Just Butterflies, Butterfly Blush and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets. The sparkling 3D butterfly was created by inking the stamp with black ink, overlaying with Angelina fibres and baking parchment, then ironing briefly on a hot setting. Note: Lesley recommends Black Archival Ink (Ranger). Mine did not work too well. However, I did manage to rescue it using a fine tipped alcohol ink pen to redraw my rather faint image.
I used a die cut scalloped circle (dark blue), ribbon, faux gems and glitter glue to finish.
How to make it:
Good morning. I hope that you like my summer themed project. I decided to revamp a plain T shirt top with foliage and butterflies.
*I used Vallejo fabric paints (Green, Metallic Turquoise, Bengali Rose, Parma Violet, Blue and Black) plus Martha Stewart Multi Surface Paint (Spring Pasture), and Pinflair Glitter Wand. IMPORTANT NOTE: I was assured that the Pinflair glitter wand was suitable and fixable on fabric (after heat fixing) but mine has just washed out – eek! I will find another glitter glue suitable and let you know when I find an alternative.
Note: If you want to stamp onto a darker coloured fabric you will need to use opaque fabric paints specially formulated for dark fabric.
How to do it:
Prewash the shirt in plain soap to remove any fabric treatments or conditioners (I use ordinary dish washing liquid). Dry and iron to give a smooth stamping surface.
Load the paints onto the CutNDry foam and work in well with a palette knife. Place them sponge side down onto a palette (I used a piece of waste packaging) and lightly spritz with water to keep them damp. While not using I also place a damp cloth over the top. This keeps the paints useable while working on your project. I have found this to be the best method for getting nice crisp stamping without paint clumping or drying out. They will even keep overnight if placed in a plastic bag.
Stamp the butterfly silhouettes onto copy paper and cut out to create masks for stamping. Wash stamps immediately after use.
Lay some plastic sheeting inside the shirt to protect any paint from seeping through layers (i.e. front to back) while stamping. I placed my glass mat inside the shirt while working. Stamp the butterfly silhouettes with multi colours. Dry. A hair dryer is useful to help speed up the drying process while working (the paints do dry quite quickly).
Stamp the butterfly details over the top of the silhouettes using black paint.
Stamp the foliage using paper masks to protect the butterfly images. Finish with a touch of glitter glue on the butterflies.
Leave overnight for the paints to fully cure and then iron fix the paints on the reverse to make them permanent and washable.