Thursday, April 10, 2014

TUTORIAL THURSDAY ~STAMPING AND COLORING ON FABRIC~




STAMPING AND COLORING WITH COPIC MARKERS ON FABRIC

Hi there, it's Tracey here with your tutorial for this week. Today I will step you through how to stamp and colour a La-La Land image onto a cute little baby onesie. fabric acts very differently to card stock when using copic markers. Hopefully you will pick up some handy tricks and tips below.

STEP 1
Gather your supplies.
* Baby onesie. A fine, even weave of fabric is ideal.
* Ink. Memento or versafabric.
* Scrap cardstock. Use this to insert into garment to soak up excess ink whilst colouring.
* Copic markers. Colors appear darker on fabric than on card stock, so choose lighter colours than desired.

STEP 2
Stamp selected image onto fabric using Memento ink. Heat set with heat gun or iron to endure that it will not wash out when laundered.

STEP 3
Color image using copic markers. Markers tend to bleed a lot on fabric, so it is important to dab the marker lightly onto the centre of the area to be coloured, keeping well away from the stamped lines.
Use a very light hand and wait in between applications for the colour to spread to avoid bleeding. I have started with the mid tone yellow.

STEP 4
Carefully add the darkest yellow tone, but do not colour right up to the edges. It will spread. 

STEP 5
Add the lightest tone to finish off. You can see that this last step has blended the yellows together a little.
Do not use colourless blender on fabric. It tends to pool and suck colour into the pool.

STEP 6
Finish off colouring, being sure to add very small amounts of colour at a time, and waiting for each colour to spread before adding more.
I added some dirt to ground the images, using different coloured dots.
Before use, iron garment to set the copic colours. I would recommend a gentle cold machine or hand wash in mild detergent.

STEP 7
Last but not least, my gorgeous little model Jordy, who just loves his new tractor onesie.

COPIC COLOURS USED
Skin- E0000, E000, E00
Hair- E13
Cap- Y000, Y11, Y13
Overalls- B000, B41, B32
Tshirt- W2, W0
Tractor- G02, G05, Y000, Y11, Y23
W5, W7, W9
Dirt- E02, E35, W2, E21, E13

Don't forget, you can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts
 by adding your creations to our Facebook Page and Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. We would love to see your fabric creations.

Hugs,

Tracey XO





3 comments:

  1. I love this tute - thank you! I'm going to do this for my niece and nephew!

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  2. Oh, and Jordy's a cutie pie!

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  3. Great tutorial!!! A wonderful idea. I will have to try this. Your little guy is adorable!

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