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DIY American Flag Shorts on What I Wore. Swirl Tie-Dye Technique from Tulip. [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 4, 2013 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

Swirl Tie-Dye Technique from Tulip

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Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper

It is simple to do and you don't need any special paper or products! If you can print it from your computer then you can transfer it to a fabric or wood surface. Now, this project I am about to show you is not very exciting, but it will give you the idea of how the transfer is here it goes. I decided to cover my old and dirty mouse pad that looked like this: I used canvas and cut a piece a bit larger that than the mouse pad. Then I cut a piece of "Heat n Bond" the same size as the canvas and, following the instructions, adhered it to the back of my fabric. I then centered the mouse pad onto the back of the canvas and, again, using my iron, adhered the canvas to the top of the mouse pad. I cut a piece of macramae jute and secured it to the edge of the pad using hot glue. So, now you know how I covered the mouse pad...onto how to do the transfer. Trim the excess freezer paper using sissors. Lesa. The Next Bird: Bleach-ness.

Tere is nothing more disappointing than "ruining" a good article of clothing with something like bleach.

The Next Bird: Bleach-ness

There is also nothing more satisfying than finding a crafty solution! Unfortunately for my favorite leggings they got a splash of bleach on them. My Solution - more bleach and a little awesomeness. I used a bleach pen that you can find in the cleaning aisle at the grocery store or Target. Place a piece of foil, paper bag, or something thick between the layers of your piece. Then just throw them in the wash and you have your one-of-a-kind finished product! I also did a shirt even though it didn't have any bleach on it before. The possibilities are endless, think about how many things you can bleach. ** Something to note: I've had a bunch of questions about this project where the material is "bleached" but the stain doesn't stay. Have anything in mind to bleach? Make your own fabric prints using the sun. The folks who make Inkodye sent over a sample the other day.

Make your own fabric prints using the sun

Inkodye is light-sensitive dye for textiles or any natural fibers, including wood and raw leather. It acts like the Sunprint paper you might have used as a kid, only you can brush this dye on anything you want and it comes in lots of colors. Like orange, of course. For my first test of this magical stuff, I planned to make a safety pin print on fabric. Something quick and easy in case it was a flop. I wrapped cardboard with a piece of old plastic tablecloth to make a waterproof surface. Then I poured a little Inkodye onto a paper plate, and with a foam brush, I painted it onto the fabric. As soon as I was done brushing on the dye, I scrambled to arrange some safety pins on top of the fabric. Outside the back door, I placed the board in direct sunlight. To keep the dye under the pins from developing, I immediately rinsed the fabric under the faucet and then washed it out with laundry detergent.

Hand-carved stamps: 50 of my favorite. I’ve been thinking about written letters a lot lately and how much I love them as an excuse to use stamps.

hand-carved stamps: 50 of my favorite

I’m a bit of a stamp hoarder (thankfully I can hide them at my office now), so I thought it would be fun to round up my favorite hand-carved examples on Etsy. There are some pretty decent stamp sellers on Etsy right now, so there is a TON to choose from here (organized into groups: love, symbols and shapes, nature and random). My favorites are kinda quirky, but hopefully there will be something here for everyone. Who doesn’t love getting real mail with a little stamp on the seal? It’s the best. Two images above: Memi The Rainbow at Etsy Image above: TC Witchcraft Factory at Etsy Image above: Doodlebug Design on Etsy 46 more favorite stamps continue after the jump . . . Both stamps above: Doodlebug Design on Etsy Image above: Happie Stamps at Etsy Image above: This Is Just To Say at Etsy Three images above: Creatiate at Etsy Three images above: This Is Just To Say at Etsy Wa!

Great post! DIY Stenciled Pillow {with fabric paint and vinyl) After revealing my little boys’ airplane room, I had several inquiries asking for tutorials on various things in the room so I’m going to try to take you through a few of them.

DIY Stenciled Pillow {with fabric paint and vinyl)

I’m going to start with how to stencil a design on a pillow using fabric paint and vinyl. The cool thing is, you can stencil ANYTHING! Pillows, rugs, furniture, wood, canvas, anything! You will need: Item to stencil a design on (I used muslin fabric found at Hobby Lobby) Vinyl cutter (Silhouette or Cricut) Vinyl Fabric paint (I used Tulip brand fabric paint) Stencil brush or sponge brush First, you’ll take your fabric, or whatever you’re stenciling and place a “negative space” vinyl over top. Next, you’ll take a sponge brush and lightly dab fabric paint into the empty space. Repeat until you’ve got the area covered really well. Let it dry and voila! Tada! See the full bedroom reveal post here. I used freezer paper instead of vinyl to stencil the airplane. Happy Stenciling, Related. » Blog Archive » Stamp Carving tutorial- Tutorial Sellos de goma.

English I love to carve stamps!

» Blog Archive » Stamp Carving tutorial- Tutorial Sellos de goma

Is one of my favorite crafts. I love the endless posibilities it offers and the wonderful results I get. A single stamp can be used for so many things, and I keep discovering more and more uses..Its wonderful to customize your things and really make them unique. Thank you for encouraging to put together this tutorial. To hand carve your own stamps you will need List of materials: 1.- Carving tools you can find online here. 2. 3. 4. 5.- An exacto knife to trim the excess around your stamp design. 6.- Inkpad Step by step instructions 1 and 2- Trace the size of your eraser on paper, so you know how big your drawing can be. 3. 4 and 5 .- Place the drawing on top of your eraser upside down. 6. 7 and 8. 9,10, 11 .- With the carving tool, very carefully start carving the eraser. 12.- When the stamp is carved, stamp it on ink.check if you need to make any corrections. 13.- Your stamp is ready!

Fun things to make with stamps Here are some things I made using my stamps. Notepads. DIY : Print Your Own Fabric. Guest post by Karina from Maple Ash and Oak Hello there, I am Karina from Maple Ash and Oak.

DIY : Print Your Own Fabric

Here I will show you a simple and inexpensive way to create your very own fabric pieces. No need for large screens, squeegees, and emulsion. Beautiful prints can be created with simple methods and materials. Most of the supplies are household items and the rest can be found at your local art or craft store. What you will need: *2-3 yards 1/4" Foam *Fabric (for your prints and a cover cloth) *Textile Inks (can be found at your local art store) *Scotch Tape *Markers *T-pins or Sewing Pins *Plastic Folders or Tray *Scissors *Exact o Knife *Contact Paper (transparent) *Containers *Spatulas *Iron *Rubber Bands *Stamps (optional) Start by preparing your print space. Now you can take your fabric and pin it to your print table. Now comes the fun part... creating your designs! After the paper is peeled from the contact paper place it on your fabric: Now take out the extra piece of foam you set aside.

Hammered Spoon Tutorial. Hammered spoons are a beautiful addition to your wedding tabletop.

Hammered Spoon Tutorial

Perfect for an elegant, rustic wedding, use them as favors, escort cards, or table numbers – the options are endless. I’m so happy to have McKenzie Brickl of La La Soiree and Kate Sommers of KNG Sommers Photography stop by EAD today to share a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own hammered spoon place cards, and you can see them in action on a lovely olive green and gold tabletop they created! Scour local thrift stores, flea markets or yard sales for spoons and make sure that they are not stainless steel – look at the handle – which appears too shiny and is very difficult to pound out. Select pieces that are made of silver (you can tell because it does tarnish). You will need: Safety gogglesBall peen hammerSmall sledge hammerBench blockMetal stamp set (we used ¼ inch letters, and wouldn’t recommend going any smaller)Fine grit sand paperSharpie Instructions: 2) Flip over and pound down edges.

Voila! Sandpaper Printed T-shirt Kids Craft. Jul14 by Cindy Hopper This is a super simple sandpaper printing technique that will keep your kids busy and make one cute shirt!

Sandpaper Printed T-shirt Kids Craft

The best part about this fun little craft is that the supplies were bought at the Dollar Store, even the T-shirt! We used crayons we already had so we only spent $2.00 on our new T-shirt. Supplies for Sandpaper Prints good quality crayons, a t-shirt, iron and fine sand paper. Color a fun design on the sandpaper. Place a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to keep the design from bleeding through to the back of the shirt. Place a piece of parchment paper or paper towel on top of the sandpaper to protect the iron. Remove the sandpaper. To set the color, place a couple of paper towels on top of the design and iron. Gwenny Penny: Homemade Sewing Labels. I've been promising this little how-to for a while.

I like to add a little homemade sewing label to certain projects, especially my pillows. I've had several people ask me to explain how I make them, and I'm glad to share my technique. You've seen my labels before on my Acorn Patch Pillow, Vintage Postcard Pillow, and Scrap Buster Fall Pillow... I'm going to show you two different methods, and both are super quick and easy to make. Method 1 You need a piece of scrap fabric 2" x 4" and ink jet iron-on transfer paper. Cut out one of your names from your transfer paper. Now you're ready to start working with your fabric. Press... Fold the fabric in half, bringing the raw edges together... Press again... Place you name face down on one side of your fabric along the folded edge. Iron your transfer paper in place following the manufacturer's instructions for your particular paper...

When the paper and fabric have completely cooled, peel off the paper backing... And you're done! Method 2 I'm linking up! Easiest Design Transfer Method You’ll Ever Find. In the middle of a new project that I was working on, I realized that I had a problem. I needed to transfer a very large design (think 4 feet by 4 feet!) Than I want to paint onto a primed piece of wood, and I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I laid the printed design out on the wood and thought I could just trace the design on the paper with firm pressure and a little impression line would be left on the wood that I could just go back and trace.

Um, nope. Then, I tried a ballpoint pin. I was getting pretty desperate at this point. Then a light bulb went off in my head: Newsprint! This technique will be especially helpful if you have a very intricate design, a very large design, or you just don’t want to take the time to cut out your design and trace like a stencil. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Try this technique the next time you want to transfer a pattern or stencil a word onto a piece of wood. Bleach Stenciled T Shirts.

A friend of mine (Hope from the Mom and Tot Shop in Huntsville, TX) showed me a shirt she did with her MOPS (mother of preschoolers) group. They found all kinds of objects to lay on their shirts as the stencil including wall decor, magnets, etc to make designs on thier shirts. I decided to try it to make personalized shirts for my kids. Here is how I did it: Supplies needed are bleach, spray bottle, letters - I used cricut cuttin' up cartridge at 6", t shirts, adhesive spray optional Next I layed out the letters the way I wanted them to look on the shirt.

I then sprayed alittle adhesive and pressed them on the shirt to keep them from moving since I was using letters cut from cardstock with my cricut. Now you just spray with bleach using the spray bottle spray up and let it fall down to the shirt. Then I put it on the kiddos! I hope you try this out it is fast and easy!! Bleached Out Tees. Hello, Friends! Ralph finished up his sibling Christmas gifts this weekend. He created great-looking bleached out tees, each one unique and representing something he thought each individual sibling would love. They turned out super cool. And I’ve got the images and techniques ready to share. Find the full DIY below. For Betty, Ralph chose a simplified flower. This one’s for Maude. Olive’s favorite color is green and her favorite fruit is a pear. Ralph made a t-shirt for himself too. For Oscar, Ralph used duct tape. J is for June, of course. 1) Start by gathering your materials. 2) Spread out the t-shirt, then put a layer of rags or an old towel between the front and back — so the bleach doesn’t bleed through to the back of the shirt. 3) Apply the design you want on your t-shirt. 4) Next, pour some bleach into a container and dip an old rag into the bleach. 5) Dry the shirt in the dryer and you’re ready to wrap it up.

Some helpful tips: Need more sibling gift ideas? Tie Dyeing Shapes. Who doesn’t love some bright tie dye? I made some easy outfits for Boo over the weekend using dyeable clothing from Dharma Trading and a few bright dye colors. I made one outfit with a peace sign and one outfit with a heart. You can find my peace sign tutorial here and below I show how to dye the heart shape. I love the cure curled edges on the top and pants. The top is the french terry ruffle top and the pants are the french terry ruffle pants: First I laid out a sheet of plastic with my clothing ready to dye: I soaked them in a bucket of water with some soda ash added. To make a heart shape, I folded my shirt in half and drew half a heart shape as shown below with a disappearing ink pen: Then, with my gloves on, I started gathering the fabric along the line I drew: Once all the fabric was gathered along the heart line….. …..I added a rubber band at the line: Then I added rubber bands to the rest of the shirt: Here’s my clothing all bunched up with rubber bands placed every few inches:

Transferring Ink to Candles. Vintage Indie: What You Make of It - Gel Transfers by Lara Berch. Rainbow Rice & Garden Sensory Play. Silk-dyed eggs.