Sunday, July 6, 2008

First Attempt at Iron on's

I really wanted to try what everyone seems to be doing - playing with iron-on transfers. I found out that you can stamp and color on the kind you would use for ink jet printers. So I decided to make a few gifts. I followed instructions that Ali Miles and Niki Estes posted on their blogs.

This first attempt was for the same birthday boy who loves monkeys. I thought I'd make him a T-shirt that matched the theme. Sorry about the picture but I thought of taking a picture only AFTER I had wrapped it. I created my own box too using a transparency sheet and following directions from Niki (again) :)

Coloring is trickier than I thought it would be because the marker can start to pull away the transfer material and leave spots - as you can see. The key is going slow and blotting the color in more than brushing the color on.

Thanks for looking!


One Creative Life said...

wow Debbie all you party items turned out fabulous! I think your shirt looks cute. I need to try this technique for my kids. Thanks for sharing.-Erica

Debbie said...

Thanks Erica!