Happily Grateful" stamp set in Palette Ink - Noir.
Victorian Vines", in Palette Ink - Jardin Moss. I did not ink the stamp in the approximate area that would end up on top of the butterfly. Even though this will be in the background when I iron the transfer on, I did not want the dark green leaves to show through the white or light purple areas of the butterfly.
Pallet Inks Chartreuse and Seascape.
Now for the fun part.....Though I love to use this technique for T-shirts, this time around I've cut up a pair of my daughter's old white jeans. Why I thought white jeans were a good idea for a 7 year old, I don't know, but when she was done with them they were way too stained to even send to Goodwill. I did manage to find a stain-free section big enough for my image. I cut it about 1" longer and wider than my image and then ran it through the washer and dryer to fray the edges.
I now have a stamped canvas that I can turn into a mixed media project, use in a mini-album, or other projects.
Tips:1 - Do not use stamps with words on your iron-on transfer - they will come out backwards when you iron on. If you want to add words to your stamped design you have a couple of options. You can stamp on the back (blue side) of the transfer paper and then use a light box to trace the letters onto the front side. Or you can wait until after you've transferred your design to fabric and stamp the words directly to the fabric. Depending on the weave of your fabric, you may get a distressed look to your letters where the stamp does not connect to fabric fibers.
2 - If you are stamping on something you intend to wear, test your stamp ink to be sure it will hold up to washing. Stamp on a piece of scrap cloth similar to what you'll be stamping on for your project and run it through the wash a few times. I have used Palette inks and they seem to work very well.
I hope you'll try this stamping technique!
You can find a FREE download of this tutorial in the Red Rubber Designs store.