Saturday, August 23, 2008

"silver screen star"


I received a birthday luncheon invitation with THIS stamp on it. This is a picture of the "Birthday Girl" from her past. Her hubbie had them made for her...he obviously liked the picture...as he should. She looks like a "silver screen star"!



I wanted to transfer the photo onto fabric without going to the store...


So here's what I did. I took a photo of the stamp with my camera on the macro lens setting. Then played with it in Picasa.



I took a piece of white cotton/poly fabric and spray tacked it with 505 spray and fix, a temporary fabric adhesive, onto white bond paper. Then trimmed the edges carefully to fit the exact edge of the 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Placed it into my ink jet printer. Said a quick prayer that it would not jam up and hit the print button.


It worked!


I pressed it and sprayed it carefully (misting it) with a few layers of scotch guard hoping it would not bleed.



It was ready to be stitiched down along with fussy cut and collaged fabrics, ribbons, rhinestones, pearls and even Glam-Ma's flowers. So there ya go!



I'm anxious to try it again. I really want to play around with figuring out how else to set the inks permanetly...if you know tell me please!


By the way the lunchon was wonderful.



It was a beautiful day,


in an amazing setting,




with good food


and great friends

Leave me a comment...drawing September 1! I'm busy sewin somethin' up!

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18 comments:

muralimanohar said...

I love what you did to that! Esp all the extra dimension, with the stitching, and the crocheted flower, and stuff! And that picture IS perfect for that.

Jane said...

My goodness, what a beautiful project! I'm sure the birthday girl must've loved it!!
Always enjoy your blog. Congratulations on post #100!
Jane - Jacksonville

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely idea, and the pillow is beautiful. I bet she loved it. The setting does look wonderful and that cupcake looks yummy too. Karen

trisha too said...

amazing!

and i'm so with you, the doing something WITHOUT going to the store. Ugh. when you want to make something, you want to make something!!!

Glam-ma is gorgeous.

sammy said...

just making sure my name is in this! I love your pillow! Lady you simply amaze me in the degree of art you have in you!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

What a most fabulous gift.....done with love and supreme talent!!!
I love those stamps, I had a set made with one of my drawings of a dreadlock girl on them.
Golden has those new digital ground mediums- I have all three but haven't experimented yet. Evidently one of them really makes the image on fabric not only more vibrant but waterproof as well. I'll let you know when I do some tests.
You are SO talented!
XOXO

Hey It's Di said...

I'm finding that my comment to you is always the same but THAT is amazing! You are so talented and have a very lucky friend to get such an original, cool present.

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

A really fab gift.
I've transferred an image in a similar way except that I stuck fabric
to paper slightly down from the top, so that the edge of the paper would go into the rollers. I used masking tape pressed down as flat as possible to attach the fabric.
Despite the printer making horrendous grinding sounds it worked, but I'm wary of attempting this often!
Connie.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

You are such a talented lady, my gosh that pillow is gorgeous! hugs***Renea

Creepy Margaret said...

Now that project is something that should be in a magazine. You should sumbit the photos and the steps and I bet you'd get a write-up. Cool technique.

Lisa said...

100 posts! congratulations! love love love the pillow! may have to try one since you told me how! sign me up! lisa

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow! what a clever, clever girl! and what a treasure of a gift.

'fancypicnic' said...

Glorious pillow! Lucky friend...I love it.

e.beck.artist said...

gorgeous, gorgeous art project .....
i'm new to your blog .... your work is great ....
e

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Happy 100th post Miss Stitch Queen! I love your new banner and if it weren't for my lil getaway this past week I would have left a comment much earlier. I already feel like a WINNER just visiting YOU here. Here's to 100 MORE posts. (raising my scissors and toasting to YOU)

xo, Monica :)

pattie said...

Oh...please tell me I am not to late!!
My birthday is the 4th...would love one of your wonderfully creative art pieces...

Allie said...

That's my grandma! How beautiful she looks on the stamp, pillow, and at her birthday party!!

What a beautiful present.

Allie said...

That's my grandma! How beautiful she looks on the stamp, pillow, and at her birthday party!!

What a beautiful present.