Thought I would play with some fabric for this week’s Make The Day Special make. I’ve been meaning to try out the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pens so I’ve used them to colour and stamp on some calico to make this little flower ATC.
I’ve used stamps from the Unity Adventures in Happiness Store kit.
If you are interested here is a quick step by step for this project, so time to grab that coffee!
You Will Need:
Stamps: Unity Adventures in Happiness Store kit
Colouring: ZIG Fabricolor Twin pens
Substrate: Card (thin); Calico
Usual Suspects: Bondaweb; Scissors
Equipment: Heat Tool; Iron; Sewing Machine
Other: Craft mat (or stick free surface); Threads; Baking paper; Spray bottle of water; ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20
Prepare The ATC
Cut the thin card to ATC size (2.5 by 3.5 inches) and iron on some Bondaweb to fit the ATC. Don’t forget to use your baking paper to protect your iron from the Bondweb!
Rip the Calico to fit the front of the ATC and iron into the Bondweb side of the card.
Colour The ATC
I used the ‘Scribble’ Technique to colour the ATC, so scribble the brush end of the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pen onto your stick free surface and spritz with water then use the fabric side of the ATC to pick up the droplets of colour. Dry with a heat tool if you are as impatient as me! Repeat this until you achieve a look you are happy with.
Stamp The Image
Again using the brush end of the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pen to colour the Unity Adventures in Happiness Store kit stamp and spray with a fine mist of water before stamping. I wanted the sentiment to be merged into the background so I stamped on a spare piece of paper first before my ATC.
The beauty of the pens is that you can put different colours precisely where you want them on the stamp and I stamped the flowers using different colours.
Add Defining Touches
I then used the bullet tip end of the ZIG Fabricolor Twin pen to define some of the areas of the image and added shading by ‘pulling’ the colour across with a ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20.
When I was happy with the look a gave it a final pass over with the iron (again using the baking sheet to protect the iron) to dry and fix the colour.
Add Some Stitching
I got my baby out (aka Sewing Machine) to add some machine stitching and ‘Voila’ one fabric ATC coloured and stamped.
There is just something about the texture of colour on calico that I just love!
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