This is a close-up the baby girl onesie I made for my sister who is having twins, one boy and one girl. I used craft ink to stamp the image in black, then used my craft stampin spots with aqua painters to color in the images. Note of caution: Ensure your aqua painter is not exceedingly wet, as this will cause the ink to run when coloring-in. Also, I stamped the black image, then heat set it before coloring in to avoid having the image run when coloring. To top off the items, I used the set "I'm Here" on the back, and put a foot in the bum area of the boy's and a hand on the bum area of the girl's for added fun. These turned out far better than I'd have expected. For reference, I used 0-3mo. onesies for this (you can get a 5-pack at Wal-Mart for about $10).
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2006 GMT Views: 2096
Registered: May 16, 2004 Location: Roanoke, VA Posts: 192
Tue, Mar 28, 2006 @ 3:41 PM
how do you heat set the craft inks. I made some burp cloths and used craft inks. I thought I heat set them by ironing them when they dried, but when they were washed the inks all completely washed off. I then used my Fabrico markers and they worked great. Help. I am making some baby onesies for a shower gift next week. When do you heat set and then how do you do that? Thanks.
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Registered: June 11, 2005 Location: Indiana Posts: 0
Tue, Mar 28, 2006 @ 3:45 PM
I used the craft inks and just heat set with the iron, too. Honestly, I did not wash them after stamping them, so perhaps they will fade, too, when they are washed... The only thing I can recommend is multiple heat-settings. Another thing I have heard is that you should wash them before stamping on them, but do not use fabric softener on the initial wash.