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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hand painted T-shirts from my son's drawings on: November 27, 2010 10:17:15 AM
thank you! Why don't you try?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hand painted T-shirts from my son's drawings on: November 26, 2010 06:36:42 AM
I could reply to your kind comment only today, sorry.
Here I put the photos of my transfer desk and some instructions to build it.
Now I know it's internationally known as "lightbox"!

http://vogliounamelablu.blogspot.com/2010/11/la-mia-lightbox-smontata-per-voi-come.html
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hand painted T-shirts from my son's drawings on: October 30, 2010 12:43:41 PM
for this project I used b&w photocopies of my son's drawings with enhanced contrast (not to damage them!) and I roughly reported the principal lines with carbon paper. Then I completed the pantings by eye.
But I usually use this techinque:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351380.msg4100230#msg4100230

Now I have a backlit desk (?) and I can skip the "soft pencil" step. It allows very quick and clean job.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hand painted T-shirts from my son's drawings on: October 28, 2010 12:25:13 PM
Thanks for the comments! I use DEKA perm DECK colours. They're very good for dark fabric and very resistant to washing!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Topastro Mouse: making softies from papercraft pattern on: September 14, 2010 04:26:49 AM


Here's a little softie I made for a special blog-friend, Claudia, and for her son Samuele, called Topastro (http://pollon72.blogspot.com/)

I needed some ideas to sew a mouse softie and I found the perfect mix between simplicity and cuteness in this papercut pattern from 3eyedbear.com :

http://www.3eyedbear.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/3eb_golddiggers.pdf


Than I completed the project:
- enlarging the pattern
- adding the coverings of head and body to the pattern
- finding a way to keep the body standing (a stone!)
- finding a way to make the head moving up and down (by pulling the tail!)

I sew a first mouse made of white felt and added some details with a  fabric marker, just to be sure of the final result. My brother took a photo of it:


I was ready! If you want to make it, print the pattern from here

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37375899/Topastro-Softie-Pattern
and:

- cut the parts of the mouse from a duble layer of fabric pinned together: felt (to give support) and a light grey soft felted sweater (external).
- sew a thin ribbon at the centre of the head (the cross in the pattern), to the internal side of the felt: it will be the tail.
- pass the ribbon through the little cut in the back of the head (the asterisk in the pattern)
- sew the head as a cone and sew the back of the head to the head with blanket stitch. Before closing, fill the head with padding
- sew the body as a truncated cone ad sew the top of the body to it, leaving a hole on the back. Pass the ribbon through it (the asterisk in the pattern)


- sew the bottom to the body filling with a little stone and some padding before closing. Leave a hole on the back and pass the ribbon through it (the asterisk in the pattern)
- cut the ribbon the lenght you like (to make the tail), and insert a big bead before making a knot at the end of it
- embroider particulars as teeths, hands, feets, nose, eyes with coloured felt and finish with stem stitch coloured lines.


Have fun!!
.. and... why don't you try the cheese, too?
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Baby softies on: September 14, 2010 02:10:08 AM
Great job!! I want to make them too!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Puddies on: September 14, 2010 02:02:27 AM
I like them very much!! Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wearing your imagination: the cotton vest hand-painted with a Tyrannosaurus chil on: June 24, 2010 01:58:29 AM
Thanks for your comments!  Smiley
And about gelati... I do agree! I live next to the best Gelateria of my town..  Wink
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Wearing your imagination: the cotton vest hand-painted with a Tyrannosaurus chil on: June 21, 2010 06:27:56 AM
In Italy last week we had a heat wave.
No more time for vegetarian dinosaurs, for my 4 years old son it's time for big big carnivores..
So I asked him to draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex head on a A4 sheet of paper and this is his drawing:


I like the bright red colour, very aggressive! I used this drawing and hand-painted a white cotton vest for him.
I attached the drawing on a thick transparent plexiglass sheet and I inserted it into the vest. I used some big paper clips to keep the fabric tight and transfered the drawing on the fabric with a soft pencil using the transparency of the plexiglass.



Than I painted the drawing with fabric colours and a thin brush, trying to render the original drawing's marker effect.


It took me about an hour and I'm quite satisfied with the result even if the vest has darker colours tones...


I can say my son was quite proud of his vest: the following day the Tyrnnosaur must have eaten dozens of his pre-school mates!  Wink

Thanks for reading and sorry for my english!  Roll Eyes
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Stamping with a poppy on: June 19, 2010 02:36:25 PM
Thanks you all for your comments! Let's find other flowers to print?
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