tapHi everyone.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here and for that I apologize. I have a few cards to post, as well as a product (or two) that I’ve found and really like.

This post is about a product more than the actual project. As many of you know I’m a quilter as well as a stamper. This project includes both. I purchased a package of Transfer Artist Paper (also known as TAP) by Lesley Riley and just love it!

What is it? It’s a paper you can stamp on, color on – I used Copic markers on one sample and watercolors on the other, write on or run directly through your inkjet printer, and then transfer to something else. I’ve tried it on fabric, but the package claims it will also work on quite a few other surfaces – I would think that anything that can take the heat of the iron would probably work.

Here are my two little projects:
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holly-tap-cat-sm

  1. I stamped using Memento black ink and then colored the image in.
  2. I transferred the image onto fabric (following her instructions – they come with the paper).
  3. I knew I wanted to try adding some words so I printed these out on my computer – IN REVERSE! This is very important unless you like to read backwards.
  4. I sewed everything together. It could be a tiny wall-hanging or even a card if you wanted.

One of things that I was worried about was I had to iron my seams once I sewed them. I transferred the image and then went for it – I put the iron directly on the newly transferred image without the protective paper – I was being brave. It didn’t hurt it at all. Every time I added a small border I ironed right over everything. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Anyway, if you like trying new stuff you might want to check out Transfer Artist Paper.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
2013-E Marmie decides to leave
3055-I Leaping Tucker

other supplies used:
Transfer Artists Paper
Fabric
Computer – font “Mountains of Christmas”

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