I've been busy making baby onesies again...so many new babie's in our family and among friends...I used Wild About YOu and various other sets from the Winter Mini (if I'm remembering correctly). For the most part, I used Stazon ink pads for almost all of the color details. That's it...very easy to do these, and I really enjoy making them. TFL
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007 GMT Views: 818
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Fri, May 18, 2007 @ 12:02 PM
I've never stamped on fabric before and these are just adorable. I love that stamp set (the wild about you one). Well I like the So Very too! but what did you use the markers and blender pens for? and did you have to do something to heat set them (like iron them or something so they didn't wash off)???
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Sat, May 19, 2007 @ 3:28 PM
In answer to some of your questions.....I've made several of these onesies....most often I use a combination of stazon ink and/or craft inks....I'm sure, like with most clothing...they will fade as time passes and depending on the method and how often they are washed....but in most cases, I'm sure they last for about the amount of time the baby will wear them....babies usually grow so quickly in the first year. After researching this topic, my method comes down to this....I wash the new onesies in just detergent, no fabric softners or other additives....dry without using any softners. I usually practice my design on a piece of scrap paper for placement, and then I stamp my design. On these particular onesies, it was mostly just stamping the solid designs with stazon...on the 'so very' onesie, I did blend the colors of the little bird - using the blender pen...and you go with the grain of the fabric. If you are coloring an open image that you have stamped with stazon ink do not allow the pen to touch the stazon ink outline, or it will smudge, and I found this to be true even if I heat set the outlined image prior to coloring, ... once you have your design complete...again throw the onesie into the dryer and heat set for about 15 minutes...but typically I do it for about 30, just to be certain....that is pretty much it. And I do the heat setting regardless of using stazon or craft. There are some fabric paints on the market, but I haven't invested in those, and quite frankly don't think they would be much longer lasting than what I am using...so I'd rather spend my money on other stamping 'stuff'! LOL. Anyway, these are easy...especially if you stamp solid images...if you stamp open images and want to color, be sure to follow the grain of your fabric and do a little at a time, and try not to paint to 'hard' with the pen or it will cause the fabric to 'peel'...I think that is the word...anyway....in the beginning....I practiced on my husbands old tee shirts...they are pretty much the same type of fabric and it helped give me a 'feel' for how it would be to paint on the baby clothing.
Thanks for all of your positive comments and do try similar things for yourself...it is quite fun to do!
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