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Monday, 19 November 2012

Use your own art!!!

Today I wanted to make a gift for a friend. I had bought some cotton bags from Hobbycraft, at £1 each it would be silly to make my own, but extremely good to decorate with my own art!!

So I selected an image from my file of a card I made a year or so ago, and printed it onto "iron on transfer paper". When cut out it is 8x8 inches.
This is the reason I own an iron....
Follow the instructions in the transfer paper pack VERY carefully, and never throw them away as some papers require printing as a mirror image and some just print as normal.
Remember to let the transfer cool before peeling....
to reveal your personal and totally unique image :D
I can now add decorations to jazz it up even more...
but as I sew by hand, this bit will take a while :D
Enjoy :D ...and
USE YOUR ART!!!!
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15 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea! And I love how you bedazzled it, too. :)

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  2. What a great job and great idea. I don't own an iron at all though, lol!

    Lucy x

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  3. What a great idea! I didn't know you could buy iron on transfer paper (DUH) .. I will have to look on line. Do you use a printed copy of your work? Will ink jet prints work? Thanks Gina. hugs, Donna

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    1. Yes...you put the paper through your printer. I used an inkjet print of my original 5 x 5 card :D

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  4. Wonderful! Can't wait to see it in all its' glory!
    Hugs xx

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  5. Fab idea Gina, do you get the transfer paper from Hobbycraft as well? never seen any (but prob not looked for it) lol xx

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    1. No, got the paper from Wilkinsons, but I know The Range do it too, so Hobby craft probably do :D

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  6. Wow, that's a wonderful idea and a fabulous bag.

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  7. What a great gift, lucky girl! :-)

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  8. I'm in complete art-lust. I'm a bag-whore! Can you say whore in your blog? I hope so because I've said whore three times already *sigh* but seriously, I LOVE bags. And to see your own art on it makes this baby extra lovely ;-)

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    1. Yes you can say whore...words is words...it is only the manner in which they are used that would offend me....and then I just have an excuse to bite :D

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  9. Wow! That bag looks great! Wish I could do something like that! Your friend is very lucky to have a such creative friend!

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  10. Gina, this is fantastic! So special! Love bags! Your friend is going to love this! And, you are right, "use your art!" ;o)

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  11. So cute...I actually just printed some work on iron-on transfer paper and am trying to find a use for them....bags would be divine :)

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    1. Hobby craft have plain cotton cushion covers too...I have some of those as well :D

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