It all started with a little grey skirt.
A skirt that had a lot of sentimental value.
but so unassuming it was relegated to the closet wallflower pile.
today that little grey skirt finds her destiny...
see, this little skirt just happens to have a lovely little liner underneath...
and I just happen to have a pair of scissors
how convenient! (or tragic, depending on
how you look at it) hee-hee
no fear, just chop chop!!!
why yes, this is exactly how my bangs looked as a child...
I still have the touch!
my favorite things!!!!
Rubbermoon spiral pod stamp!!!!
Tim Holtz Distress Ink from Ranger Inc!!!!
begin by random stamping on vintage paper...
create a 'reverse contrast' print
with white ink
stamped on dark paper
I just tore a page out of a magazine for this
*(make sure ink is dry on glossier paper before copying)
trim strips from stamped magazine page and place on vintage paper
add some fun little 'scatter marks' with a sharpie
arrange your stamped papers
face down in your printer,
put transfer paper in paper tray
* I used 'Tailor' iron on sheets from Michaels
then hit 'copy'!
by the way - using 'reverse/mirror' feature oncopier prevents words transferring backwards
Below are my printed copies...COOLIO!!!!!!
now just put pattern face down on fabric, and iron!
pull paper up and there you go!!!!!!
* sometimes the pattern will just partially transfer
it simply adds character
I made 3 transfer sheets, adding some of my own artwork
to the mix
now it's time for 'cut & paste'!!!
if you sew, feel free to stitch your little heart out.
I am much better with glue...
I embellished and bedazzled with buttons,
sparkly ribbons, and raggy strips,
including some cool mesh from Linnie Blooms!
and yes, my patches are also are pockets...
and here ends the tale of how little gray wallflower skirt
became the 'life of the party apron',
and lived an artsy bohemian life happily ever after.
*find fun stamps at rubbermoon.com
* find more treasures at linnieblooms.com
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