Good morning. Today I am sharing a stamped and coloured T shirt top using the gorgeous Flowerhead stamps from Chocolate Baroque, and Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pens to colour. I have entered my project into the Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge for January 2016. I just love using my Spectrum Noir to colour fabric.
I had ruined this top while cooking a curry and couldn’t get rid of tiny yellow stains splashed across the front. Now you would never know that they are there.
I hope that you like this fun project. We need some summery florals to brighten up these darker winter days.
- Flowerhead stamps (Mesh Centre, Daisy Ring and Dotty Centre), Leaf from Tall Trees stamp set
- Dye based inkpads suitable for fabric (black and dark blue)
- Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pens: citrus greens (CG1, CG2), yellows (CT1, CT2), pinks (PP1, PP4, PP6, BP1, BP4, BP7), orange (OR1, OR2, OR3) greenish blues and turquoise (CT1, GT2, GT3, BT4, BT5, BT6, BT7, BT9).
How to do it:
- Wash and dry the item thoroughly and do not use conditioner.
- Place some scrap paper under the shirt to absorb any ink that may bleed through. Stamp the Flowerheads with black ink and the leaves in blue ink.
- Colour the images with alcohol ink pens. Note: it is not possible to get controlled colouring and blending as the ink instantly sucks into the fabric. I used absorbent cartridge paper underneath to take up the excess ink (keep the stained paper to create backgrounds on your cards – it looks quite pretty). I used the lighter more transparent colours for the main colour fill (so as not to obscure the stamp detail), then added accent shading with the darker colours.
- Leave overnight for the inks to ‘set’ into the fabric. Iron fix with a dry iron (at the hottest setting that your fabric will tolerate) to make the images and colouring permanent and washable.