Saturday, July 2, 2011

Copics on Material

Hello again !!

This is my second post for the day, so make sure you scroll down and see my entry to the Magnolia Down Under challenge this week.

I have something exciting to show you all today ... well, I'm excited by it anyway lol !!

A girlfriend of mine is having a baby very soon, and I wanted to make her something special.  I'm going to throw her a baby shower in a few weeks, and thought I'd make a nappy cake for that, but I wanted something a little extra to go with it.  Somewhere in blogland (I must start taking notes of where I see things lol), I saw that Copics had been used on material (something similar to this I think).  So with some help and research from a very talented and good friend (thanks Cassie!), I coloured this Hanglar Stanglar image with my Copics onto a baby suit.  My only concern was that the colours would run when washed, however I took this test this morning, and I'm excited that it all turned out perfectly.  I can't wait now to get some more baby suits, and make some more!!  It was quite difficult to blend the colours, however I don't think I did too bad!

I apologise for the photos ... it's a very wet and dull day here, and getting a good pic was difficult.  However, I couldn't wait to share these with you.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for all your kind comments, they are very much appreciated.



Michelle said...

Hi Honor

This looks gorgeous!!

How did you do it?

I tried this some time ago and it failed the wash test miserably.

I ironed to heat set and everything.

What did you stamp the image with and how did you set the colour?

Michelle :o)

Cassandra said...

Wow, it is soooo cute and I am thrilled it all worked out so perfectly. Can't wait to see more of them lol. *hugz*

Honor said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for your kind comments.
I used Brilliance ink and heat set it before I coloured. When colouring, I didn't go right to the edges, as it tends to bleed a little. I heat set it again with an iron after colouring, and hand washed. I did put it in the dryer for about 30 mins, as I was too impatient to wait for it to air dry, as today has been quite wet.
Hope this helps, hugs Honor x

Cheryl said...

OMG this is GORGEOUS,have fun making the nappy cake!!! BTW so sad that you are leaving the DT,has been great working with of luck!!
Hugs xx